Originally Posted by osuceltic
Spot on. You can tell the guys who only evaluate based on stats by their opinion of Jeter. If they say he's overrated, it's a pretty safe bet they haven't watched the guy play much.
I don't believe that's necessarily true. Jeter is a HOF caliber player and over-rated at the same time. He's fantastic. The New York/East Coast media are the ones who have made him over-rated by making him out to be the second coming of Baseball Jesus. He's not better than Craig Biggio, of course, I think Biggio is great, so your mileage may vary on that one.
Edited to add-After I posted this...I looked at Jeter's BR page. I swear I didn't know this before I pulled that example out of my butt. Number 1 on Jeter's similar players list...Craig Biggio. Headasplode.