Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees improved his hitting since coming off the disabled list on July 4th. Before the injury, Derek could not hit the fastball, producing a .248/.323/.326 slash line on the pitch. If you look at his in play average heat map and spray chart, it becomes very clear that Jeter could not pull the pitch:
Jeter's offense dropped in 2010, and he worked on his hitting quite a bit over the winter and all through spring training. Could it be he worked too much and wore down? Since returning, Derek's slash line against the fastball stands at .339/.409/.407. He's also getting hits to leftfield again. Maybe his contract won't be a burden after all.