How much is Derek Jeter worth to the Yankees' odds?

It takes a lot to quiet the raucous crowd in the Bronx, especially in October. But an uneasy hush fell over the Yankee Stadium faithful when shortstop Derek Jeter went down with a fractured ankle in Game 1 of the ALCS Saturday night.

Jeter, the Yankees leadoff hitter, is out for the remainder of the playoffs, leaving New York without its team captain and emotional leader. The Yankees fell 6-4 in extra innings to the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the ALCS and lost 3-0 in Game 2 Sunday to trail the series 2-0 with Game 3 in Detroit Tuesday.

“His worth as a hitter and fielder is more obvious to determine, stats back up his worth on any given day for that,” Aron Black, of bet365.com, told Covers. “His real worth to the Yankees? As big as it gets. This is a guy who has been ever present in the starting lineup in the playoffs for 158 games. Not a miss since 1996 – that’s impressive.”

Black says figuring out Jeter’s exact worth to the moneyline is tough because of the many intangibles he brings to the Yankees. Not only is he one of the better shortstops in the majors, but he has terrific chemistry with the infielders and is one of the most clutch players in New York’s lineup.

He says Jeter could be worth 10 to 15 cents on the moneyline but that value could go up with the pressure of the postseason. Black also argues that the Yankees’ surplus of talent makes a loss like Jeter easier to absorb, from a lineup standpoint.

“Jeter is definitely the leader of that team and I can only imagine it’s a very nervous New York dressing room, front office, stadium crowd and Yankee fan base everywhere,” says Black. “That could be worth much more to anyone looking to invest in the Yankees.”

“Playoff games make heroes and Jeter has already been one,” he says. “Who knows, maybe somebody else picks up and has a big game?”

Jeter was hitting .333 BA with two RBIs and 10 strikeouts in the postseason. New York replaced him with infielder Jayson Nix, who went 0-for-3 and left two runners on base while batting ninth Sunday.

The ALCS picks up with Game 3 in Detroit Tuesday.

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Posted by sambuca frank
2 years ago

HE'S WORTH 4 CENTS BECAUSE THEIR ARE PLAYERS TO PICK EM UP. iF POSEY GOES OUT THATS 6 CENTS. JETER AND CANO GO OUT COMPARED TO SANDOVAL AND POSEY. adv. yankees
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Posted by vegasroy
2 years ago

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Posted by vegasroy
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