As of this post, Derek Jeter stands at 3,005 career hits, good enough for 27th on the Major League Baseball's All-Time hits list, however, he can easily pass seven more players by the end of the season. If he gets 51 more hits this year, he'll pass Al Kaline, Wade Boggs, Raphael Palmeiro, Lou Brock, Rod Carew, Rickey Henderson and Cragi Biggio to break the top 20 at 3,061 hits. From the looks of things, Jeter still has a lot of baseball left in him. He is certainly capable of getting 150 hits for a few more seasons.
If Jeter gets 150 in 2012, that will put him at 3,211 career hits, passing Dave Winfield, Tony Gwynn, Robin Yount, Paul Waner, George Brett and Cal Ripken, Jr. Another 150 in 2013, will put him at 3,361 hits, good enough for ninth All-time, passing Nap Lajoie, Eddie Murray, Willie Mays, Eddie Collins and Paul Molitor.
There's a good chance that he will be able to crack the Top Ten List, but after that is anyone's guess right now. Personally, I think he'll end up somewhere around 3,600 hits and be the baseball's #5 All-Time hits leader. Good luck Derek!
Update: Derek Jeter ended the 2013 MLB season with 3,316 career hits. That's good enough for 10th place on the All-Time Hits List. He needs 199 more hits to crack the Top 5.
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