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Thirty-nine-year-old Jorge Posada and his .169 average are introducing an unfamiliar character to Yankee Stadium: the star who fades away while still wearing pinstripes. With the team making a practice in recent seasons of locking in big names on the wrong side of their career arc, he might not be the last, as demonstrated by these sabermetric projections from Baseball Think Factory’s Dan Szymborski.

Photographs: Ron Frehm/AP Photo (Young Jeter); Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images (Aged Jeter, Aged Rodriguez); Kathy Willens/AP Photo (Young Rodriguez); Bennett Raglin/Wireimage/Getty Images (Young Teixeira); Rick Maiman/AP Photo (Aged Teixeira); Brian Lanker/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images (Young Rivera); Jim Spellman/Wireimage/Getty Images (Aged Rivera). Photo Illustrations by Gluekit.

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