I believe ScurvyDog said: No offense to Nomar, but Tejada is like 26
Actually, Tejada is 28 ( Naughty, naughty! You're not supposed to lie about your age). Nomar is 1 because, like everyone already said, average and power. One of these days I think he will put together a 40 HR year or a .400 year, or both. Tejada is 3 because last year's AVG. was a fluke. He's a lifetime .270 or so hitter, but if he posts a .300+ year, bumb him up to 2.
Nomah a poor man's Tejada? Your not serious gypsy spot are you? How soon we forget. The same nomar who hit .370 when Tejada was batting .270. Nomar will bat at least 35 points higher than Tejada this year. Their other numbers should be pretty close.
Untangibles? Like pumping his fist?
Tejada won mvp with a 862 ops. Nomars ops was 890. Winning 20 straight will make you look better. Nomars had 1.000 ops years before. To me, Nomars still the 2nd best ss.
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Nomar as long as he can stay healthy is number one, power isn't everything. Nomar hits for a ludicrious average when He is healthy and drives in an inordinate amount of runs.
Tejada he's got power and hitting but he's not quite the average of Nomar.
Jeter is over rated, he's consistantly tailed off over the past 2-3 years. He gets a lot of press because he is an above average player on the Yankees however he is not quite up to par with Nomar and Tejada, and not that it pertains to this list but he's no where close to A-Rod
Jeter, Tejada, then i like hernadez before garciaparra.[/quote]
first off...i dont think hernandez will do much, even at coors.....you still have to make contact to see a big raise in numbers....and he dont make contact.
Second, I'm no Jeter apologist, but i think he stands out from the other two.
Last year he played through injuries, the key being....he played. Nomar doesn't. Plus Jeter gets you 25+ steals, and I feel his average can still go up..... .320 is a reasonable guess.
The other two (Nomar and Tejada) have better power, but no way Tejada has a .300 average.