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Is Derek Jeter worth adding right away?

7/11/2013

The New York Yankees will welcome back future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter to their lineup Thursday afternoon, and not a moment too soon. No offense to Jayson Nix and pals, but Yankees shortstops weren’t helping the team much offensively, featuring a lowly .211 batting average with a .269 on-base percentage. While statistical expectations for Jeter should be held in check in relation to the 216 hits he produced in 2012, the fact is the reason I recommend him for ESPN standard 10- and 12-team mixed leagues is similar to why the Yankees are so desperate for him: The position is seriously lacking quality alternatives in fantasy as well.