Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Better than Average

The Yankees have a number of players who have hit .300 or better in their careers. Derek Jeter hit an impressive .344 in 2006 and is a .317 lifetime hitter. Alex Rodriguez hit .314 in his latest MVP season and has a .306 lifetime average.

Bobby Abreu hit .330 after coming over to the Yanks in '06 and is right at the .300 mark lifetime. Robinson Cano has a .314 mark in his short career and hit a whopping .342 in '06. Jorge Posada is coming off a career best .338 season.

Jason Giambi put up back-to-back season, albeit probably tainted, of .333 and .342 in 2000-2001. His then A's teammate, Johnny Damon hit .327 in 2000 and has topped .300 four times in his career.

So what we want to know is, of all the Yankees who will have the best batting average this year. It's a tough choice. But for various reason we've narrowed it down to Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano.

Because of his fabulous '06 season and his .343 2nd half last year, we are going to go with Robinson Cano. Just a hunch he's ready for a monster season. What do you think? Be sure to answer our poll at the top of the page. Thanks!

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