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Juan Pierre could pass Derek Jeter in groundouts this year.
This isn't a record to brag about, but Miami Marlins outfielder Juan Pierre could become the all-time leader in groundouts this year.
Pierre currently trails New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter by a tally of 3,199 to 3,134.
What leads me to believe that Pierre will pass Jeter is the fact that Jeter is out until May 1, according to Sporting News.
Pierre has already grounded out in 13 of 27 at-bats this year. If that ratio continues, he'll more than catch up to Jeter—he'll pass him.
The biggest question then will be whether Jeter can take back the lead once he comes back.
There's no doubt Jeter will end up with the mark by the end of his career, but it could be an interesting race as the season winds down.
As a note, ground-ball outs are not available for any players before the 1980s.