Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Derek Jeter's All-Star selection less than deserving

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As Derek Jeter inches closer to the 3000 hit plateau, further cementing his legendary status, critics have questioned his recent selection as the starting shortstop for the 2011 All-Star team. Entering today’s game sporting a .257 batting average with only 13 extra base hits; the Wall Street Journal said the shortstop’s selection was unwarranted. “Jeter has never been less deserving of the award,” wrote Daniel Barbarisi. Barbarisi cited Jeter’s OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) was the lowest for a starting American League All-Star shortstop since the diminutive Freddie Patek in 1978.


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