There aren't many pitchers that can cause Derek Jeter headaches, but here's a list of 10 pitchers who have had their way with Jeter. There are a few surprising names and there's names that are definitely known.
To qualify for the top 10 list Jeter must have had 25 at-bats against the pitcher.
Finley doesn't surprise me being on the list. He threw an excellent sinker and during his time with the Angels he was one nasty left hander.
Jeter had 37 at-bats against Finley, he had eight hits, a .216 batting average, three rbis, 10 strikeouts, and eight walks.
Cabrera had some nasty stuff the problem for him throughout his career especially with the Baltimore Orioles was that he never was able to find any sort of control.
In his five years with the Orioles in which he saw most of his action he led the American League in walks twice, wild pitches twice, and even once in hit batsmen.
In 38 at-bats for Jeter had a batting average of .211, had eight hits, one double, two rbis, four walks, and four strikeouts.
One of the more surprising pitchers to find success against Jeter considering that Cabrera had a hard time with his control throughout his career.
Lilly an ex-Yankee makes the list. He qualifies just barely with Jeter getting 25 at-bats against him, which makes sense considering Lilly pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays a team in the same division as the New York Yankees.
Jeter hasn't done much of anything against Lilly he's got just five hits, a bating average of .200, two home runs, two rbis, two strikeouts, and six walks.
One of the more interesting names on the list. Zambrano is most famous for being the pitcher that was traded to the New York Mets for the up and coming Scott Kazmir.
Jeter had 35 at-bats against Zambrano he had seven hits, a batting average of .200, three doubles, two rbis, eight strikeouts, and six walks.
Radke was a pitcher for the Minnesota Twins who had impeccable control. Never really walked anyone and just went out on the mound and threw strikes. It is surprising that Radke makes the list because Jeter is such a good hitter and uses the entire field.
In 41 at-bats Jeter managed just eight hits, which is a batting average of .195, Jeter managed one double, an rbi, eight strikeouts, and two walks.
Bedard used to face off against Jeter since he was a starting pitcher for the Orioles. He's still in the American League but he hasn't been able to remain healthy. When he's healthy is one of the better left handed starters in baseball.
Jeter so far in 32 at-bats he's had six hits, a batting average of .188 a triple, two rbis, 10 strikeouts, and two walks.
Makes sense that one of the greatest pitchers in recent memory would be able to hold Jeter down. Clemens had one of the nastiest splitters in baseball history and he threw hard as well.
Jeter had 32 at-bats against Clemens, good for a .188 batting average, he had six hits, three doubles, an rbi, 10 strikeouts, and a walk.
Garland has pitched for a couple American League teams throughout his career. The surprising part has been his success against Jeter.
Jeter has had 30 at-bats against Garland and has a batting average of just .167, has five hits, a double, two rbis, three strikeouts, and three walks.
Baez is the only reliever to make the list, although Travis Harper needs just two more at-bats from Jeter to join the list.
Against Baez, Jeter hasn't fared well at all. In 25 at-bats he has a batting average of .160, just 4 hits, an rbi, three strikeouts, and two walks.
One must wonder if Kazmir hadn't been injured as much as he was with the Tampa Bay Rays just how good of a pitcher he would have been. He's still a solid pitcher, but injuries did curtail his career.
But, against Jeter he's been lights out against him. Jeter has faced him in 42 at-bats has just six hits, which is a batting average of .143, he has two doubles, he has two home runs, seven rbis, he's also struck out 12 times, and walked three times.
1. Jeter's highest batting average against pitchers with more than 25 at-bats is a tie with CC Sabathia and Eric Milton in which Jeter has hit .500
2. Jeter has the most hits off of Tim Wakefield with 31 and he's also had the most at-bats against Wakefield with 105.
3. The most doubles against any pitcher with 25 or more at-bats is John Lackey and Aaron Sele both have Red Sox ties and have given up six doubles to Jeter.
4. The most triples for Jeter against a pitcher with 25 or more at-bats is Gustavo Chacin and Jeter has three triples.
5. The most homeruns off of a pitcher for Jeter is Sidney Ponson and Jeter has hit five and that also means he's driven in the most runs against Ponson with 13.
6. The most walks that Jeter has received from a pitcher is 11 and that was Pedro Martinez.
7. Jeter has been struck out the most by Roy Halladay who has 24 strikeouts.