The Jeter Meter: MVP Edition

The SFs are getting awfully peevish around here—understandable, we suppose—but that’s not going to stop us from throwing a little more salt in their wounds. To wit, our Captain’s current doings:

Hit streak: 17 games
BA: .344 (now just 1 point behind Joe Mauer—start polishing that trophy)
OBP: .425
SLG: .485
R: 97
RBI: 85
SB: 29
CS: 3
Clutchiness: 2.31 (via Fan Graphs)
Win Shares: 27 (via Hardball Times)

MVP? You decide.

10 comments… add one
  • Hey, if we’re getting peevish, then you’re getting intolerably cocky. Perhaps we could both take a step back.

    SF September 7, 2006, 2:15 pm
  • Really, didn’t we just have this conversation yesterday?

    Paul SF September 7, 2006, 3:06 pm
  • YF can’t stay away from those beehives.
    (And he thinks we act like teenagers…)
    ;-)

    SF September 7, 2006, 3:08 pm
  • technically, i think that jeter shouldn’t get the MVP because
    ever since 1989-2005, the MVP’s team has NEVER won the World Series.
    as much as i want jeter to win, its just sort of denying my thought when i think that ever since 1989, no MVP has won a world series the year they became MVP

    yankeeboy September 7, 2006, 7:23 pm
  • OK, lets play this game:
    AB R H HR RBI AVG SLG OBP OPS BASES
    Jeter
    538/97/185/12/85/.344/.485/.420/.905/261
    Dye
    467/90/152/40/109/.325/.645/.392/1.037/301
    Hafner
    454/100/140/42/117/.308/.659/.439/1.097/299
    Manny
    437/78/141/34/100/.323/.622/.440/1.063/273
    Papi
    492/99/139/47/121/.283/.624/.396/1.020/307
    AB: 1.Jeter 2. Papi 3.Dye 4.Hafner 5.Manny
    Runs: 1.Hafner 2. Papi 3.Jeter 4.Dye 5.Manny
    Hits: 1.Jeter 2.Dye 3.Manny 4.Hafner 5.Papi
    HR 1.Papi 2.Hafner 3.Dye 4.Manny 5.Jeter
    RBI 1.Papi 2.Hafner 3.Dye 4.Manny 5.Jeter
    AVG 1.Jeter 2.Dye 3.Manny 4.Hafner 5.Papi
    SLG 1.Hafner 2.Dye 3.Manny 4.Papi 5.Jeter
    OBP 1.Manny 2,Hafner 3.Jeter 4.Papi 5.Dye
    OPS 1.Hafner 2.Manny 3.Dye 4.Papi 5.Jeter
    Bases 1.Papi 2.Dye 3.Hafner 4.Manny 5.Jeter
    Jeter: Lots of AB, lots of hits, few BB, not many runs, no power
    Dye:Hits, power, lousy OBP, middle of this bunch
    Hafner: fewer hits, lots of BB, power
    Manny: fewer AB and runs, great OBP, good power
    Papi: avg. a bit lower, tons of everything else, no support in batting order
    Based on numbers, Papi or Hafner should win, but neither team will be in the playoffs. If Manny had more AB, he would be right there. Sorry, but Jeter is last in this bunch. That leaves Jermaine Dye. Yuck.

    Tom sf September 7, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • Considering Jeters high number of AB and hits, plus where he hits in the lineup, his runs scored is surprisingly low.

    Tom sf September 7, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • Yankeeboy, that’s the a good enough reason for me right there for him not to win it.
    Tom, that’s an interesting point, especially combined with the fact that he has successfully stolen 29 bases as well. He’s on pace to score 115 runs, which is not a total to sneeze at, but it feels like he should have been brought across more often. Giambi and ARod are hitting .279 and .287 respectively with RISP.
    Has Abreu made a difference since he started hitting behind Jeter?
    Pre Abreu:
    69 runs in 98 games (.704 runs/game)
    Post Abreu:
    28 runs in the 36 games (.777 runs/game)

    attackgerbil September 7, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • The point about runs has nothing to with Jeter and everything to do with the fact that it’s a team stat. For whatever reason (probably chance) Jeter has not been brought in to score as efficiently as he should have by the hitters behind him. His stolen percentage (90%) suggests that he only helps his cause.
    Tom, in what world does Ortiz bat in a line-up that doesn’t support him? I believe the best righty hitter of the last 20 years bats right behind him. And why is the number of at bats being held against Jeter? It signifies that he’s played in more games. Consider it part of his skill-set that he rarely gets injured. It’s another above-average quality he brings to the table. But basically, where some people are in disagreement is about the importance of position in the debate. Again, I ask anyone: Who’s been better/valuable more valuable this year: Brian Roberts (2b) or Pat Burrell?

    Nick-YF September 7, 2006, 9:12 pm
  • strike that: let’s make the comp between Michael Young and Pat Burrell. Who’s been better and more valuable this year?

    Nick-YF September 7, 2006, 9:31 pm
  • Jeter wins the MVP. No doubt in my mind. And I’m an SF.

    Kazz September 7, 2006, 11:05 pm

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