The majority of my readers agree with me! I’m surprised only 25 percent stuck up for Derek Jeter to hit leadoff, but I’m glad to see people supporting Brett Gardner.
A family friend reiterated an important point in the comments of a post about this poll: Gardner led the Yankees in on-base percentage last season. That has to be a key statistic Joe Girardi uses in determining his leadoff hitter.
I’m curious to see where Jeter will wind up hitting in the order if not leadoff. I predict seventh, but it’s possible we could see him hit second like old times.
Next poll: Is Andy Pettitte a Hall of Famer?