Originally Posted by SouthStndJunkie
Derek Jeter is having a nice season at 37 years old....he will be 38 years old later this month.
Jeter has 3,177 career hits.
I don't think he will touch Pete Rose's record of 4,256 hits.
My guess is that Jeter will end up with between 3,700 and 3,800 hits for his career.
That would put Jeter in the top 3 or 4 all-time for hits.
4,256 is too far out of reach for Jeter....as he would have to play this year and then play another 5 years, averaging close to 200 hits a year to reach and pass Pete Rose.
Jeter right now is playing above himself, and about to turn 38.
Some fans think he can challenge Rose. I highly, highly doubt that.
At most, he will end up with 3,300 hits this year. He will still need 950+ hits, and he is 38 playing SS. I say he probably plays 3 more years, gets say 510 hits, and finishes up around 3,800 hits. I find it incredible that he will end up with that many hits to be honest.