Through just 46 games in 2011, Derek Jeter is off to arguably his worst offensive start in his career, batting just .255 with a .310 on-base percentage and a .632 OPS.
The Yankees captain, who is just 24 hits shy of 3000 (all with the Yankees) signed a new three-year, $51 million deal that will keep him in pinstripes for at least the foreseeable future.
The deal also includes an $8 million player option for a fourth year.
In his age 36-39 seasons, it will be nearly impossible for Jeter to live up to his salary of an all-star caliber player.
No matter his performance, however, it'd be difficult to see the Yankees ever pulling him out of the lineup altogether (e.g. Jorge Posada).
With that in mind, let's take a look at some predictions for Derek Jeter's next (and maybe final) two seasons.
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