SI Vault
 
THE SCOUT'S VIEW
Tom Verducci
October 16, 2000
Lineup
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
October 16, 2000

The Scout's View

View CoverRead All Articles

Lineup

Chuck Knoblauch
2B/DH
.282, 5 HRs, 26 RBIs
Still very good hitter who gets deep into counts. Defensively, though, you never know.

Derek Jeter
SS
.339, 15 HRs, 73 RBIs
Tough out. Fights off tough pitches; not afraid to hit with two strikes. Occasional power, can steal. Reliable defender.

Paul O'Neill
RF
.283, 18 HRs, 100 RBIs
Likes ball out over plate, though doesn't hit as well to leftfield as he used to. Usually a clutch RBI guy, but slumping lately. Has lost a step defensively.

Bernie Williams
CF
.307, 30 HRs, 121 RBIs
Hits deep into counts. Will pass baton to next hitter rather than chase pitches. In field, he's poor on balls in front of him.

David Justice
LF
.286, 41 HRs, 118 RBIs
Throw him hard inside, though he can still handle that if you don't get it in enough. Good fielder with good arm.

Tino Martinez
IB
.258, 16 HRs, 91 RBIs
Down year. Tends to get himself out by swinging at bad pitches, especially up.

Jorge Posada
C
.287, 28 HRs, 86 RBIs
Handles every pitch. Defensively, as good as it gets: good arm, great footwork. Leader for staff.

Luis Sojo
2B
.286, 7 HRs, 37 RBIs
Early-count swinger. Get ahead of him and he'll expand strike zone. Limited range but good hands.

Scott Brosius
3B
.230, 16 HRs, 64 RBIs
In funk all year with bat. Defensively, has great range, especially coining in an slow rollers.

Continue Story
1 2