Week 18 Yankees Player of the Week
The Yankees had a rough week going 2-4 against Boston, Chicago, and Cleveland. Some nights it was bad pitching and other nights it was bad clutch hitting that failed them. The one constant performer this week was Derek Jeter. I normally leave this up to a vote and try to make the case for other players, but I think this week it should just be about Jeter.
So much gets said about Jeter from haters and lovers alike. They’re people out there who unfairly criticize him for being a Yankee who they think gets to much attention. Then they’re others who think they he is an MVP candidate, which is too much on the other end of the spectrum. People just need to take a step back and appreciate him for what he is. We are watching a legend put together a season at the age of 38 that we may not seen duplicated for a long time. There is no need to compare him to others in history at this point. Save that for when he retires. Right now people should really just enjoy what they’re seeing because what we’re seeing right now from him is pretty cool. We have been blessed to watch Jeter for all these years and should enjoy it for as long as we can.
Jeter hit .481 on the week, with 3 HR’s and 3 RBI. Jeter’s .819 OPS this season is his highest since 2009 as is his .326 average.