I'll admit that I didn't know that Jeter's average was that high last year. But Renteria is a better fantasy player.
His rbi's will probably take a dip in the 2 spot, but his runs will go up, hitting in front of Pujols.
Jeter had one year in his career with over 100 rbi's and he played on some other great hitting teams, so I'd say that they're about even there.
Now, stolen bases. If you honestly think that the Yankees are gonna run Jeter like they did in 2002 then be my guest. But it makes no sense to me why they'd run Jeter a lot. 20 sb's is a stretch. Jeter was severely injured last year sliding into a base and this year he's followed by a bunch of guys who hit for power, average, and can take walks. It makes no sense to run him like 2002 in this lineup and with his 2003 injury.
With Renteria in the 2 hole the Cards are gonna be giving Renteria the green light this year at least as much as last.
The disparity in stolen bases is what separates Renteria from Jeter.
Jeter should have at least 5 more jacks than Renteria, but steals (especially in the infield) are a much more difficult stat category to fill than jacks.
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