Derek Jeter No. 2 New York Yankees Shortstop Size: 6-3, 195
For the past 18 seasons Major League Baseball and the historic New York Yankees franchise have been blessed to watch SS Derek Jeter, as his unmatched consistency both at the plate and on the field have been nothing short of outstanding. With a career average of .314, and over 3,100 hits Jeter is undoubtedly one of the best infielders to ever walk onto a diamond, quite possibly the best Yankee ever, and of course a sure fire hall of fame candidate.
As a five time Word Series champion, Jeter is a sure winner as well and a seasoned playoff hitter as he holds a .307 in the post season. Despite all is accolades over the years, the best part about Jeter, is that he still performs today at the age of 38 and is still the Yankees everyday shortstop. This year he is hitting .367 as of May 15, which is damn impressive. Another part of Jeter’s game that goes unnoticed is his loyalty to fans and the New York community. Jeter is the definition of a franchise star as he has played all 18 seasons with the Yankees, sealing himself into the category of New York greats. Jeter will surely go down as a legend and one of the best infielders of the modern era. Jeter is a true throwback, and players with his ability and loyalty do not come along often in the modern era. Be sure to catch some at bats this season. Although he has some more years in the tank, Jeter remains a great example of greatness on the diamond and you don’t want to say you never saw him play.
Career Stats as of May 15th, 2012:
Batting Average: .314 Home runs: 245 RBI’s: 1,211 OBP: .383