Report: Derek Jeter 'overrated'
NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- His peers say New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter
is Major League Baseball's most overrated player, a report said.
The New York Post leaked details Sunday of a poll that will appear when the latest edition of Sports Illustrated is released Monday.
"I ain't talking about that," Jeter told reporters this weekend. "You guys can have fun with it."
Nearly 500 current major league players responded to SI's survey and Jeter was at the top of the list among 10 percent of the game's most overrated players, followed by teammate and third baseman Alex Rodriguez
, who was tied with Boston right-fielder J.D. Drew
for second place.
Heading into Sunday's contest against the Cincinnati Reds, Jeter was batting .278 with four home runs and 32 RBI in 69 games this season.
Elias Sports Bureau figures show that his .600 winning percentage is the best among all players who have appeared in a minimum of 1,000 games.