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Derek Jeter said he is "feeling great" and has no concerns about his health or his left ankle heading into the season. But he declined to talk about his retirement, repeating several times that he'll do so on Wednesday.
Jeter played in just 17 games last season, but prior to that he had played in 150-plus games in eight of the nine previous seasons. Drafting him as your starting shortstop in fantasy may be risky, but if his ADP does not catch too much helium from those who may have some nostalgic connections to one of the all-time Yankee greats, as he approaches his farewell season, drafting him to fill your middle infield position could help balance the health risk associated with a player who will turn 40-years old in June and his coming off a season where he endured multiple injuries.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Mark Teixeira went 3-for-4 with a solo home run against the Mets on Saturday.
That’s Tex’s eighth home run of the year. He won’t continue to hit home runs at this rate, but it’s not unreasonable to think he can hit 25 or more this year. He has also drawn as many walks as he has strikeouts. And he’s hitting .254 despite a .163 BABIP. That’s mainly because most of the balls he’s hitting are leaving the yard right now, but it’s still encouraging for his batting average going forward. Analysis: Brett Talley