Guess who’s back in the mf’ing house with a fat…

…batting average.

On the heels of a 5-for-6 performance, it appears reports of Derek Jeter’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Since coming off the DL on July 4, Jeet is hitting .333/.380/.495 with two homers, 17 RBI, 17 runs scored, four stolen bases in five attempts, eight doubles, and a triple in 108  plate appearances (99 at-bats).

With the effort he has raised his batting average from .256 to .280, which is tied with Brett Gardner. It’s not great but it’s a lot better than what most of us expected.

I’m having good at-bats, trying to swing at good pitches. I feel as though since I’ve been back I’ve been swinging the bat a lot batter. I just want it to continue.

I know these past 24 games is a very small sample size and his OPS+ is only 90 — the same it was during his putrid 2010 campaign — but seeing him hit like this is very reassuring.

He has driven in 12 runs over his last 11 games and is hitting .395/.449/.581 over that span. And from May 1995 through June 2011 Captain recorded only two five-hit games…he has two in the last 20 games. His 3,027 hits rank 23rd all-time and in all likelihood he’ll pass Craig Biggio (3,060) for 20th all-time by the end of the season.

As usual, Derek Jeter has found a way to shut the haters [myself included] up.

Topics: Derek Jeter

Want more from Yanks Go Yard?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

TEAMFeed More Yankees news from the Fansided Network

Hot on the Web From golf.com