The New York Yankees are known for elite players, the last being Derek Jeter, but Gleyber Torres could be the next Yankee to hold the title.
When talking about the top shortstop in New York, the top name on that list is none other than Derek Jeter. This is of course due to the outstanding accomplishments Jeter had while he was a member of the New York Yankees.
Derek Jeter was selected in the 1992 draft by the New York Yankees with the sixth overall pick. He would play in 15 games in 1995, but it wouldn’t be until 1996 that Jeter would give a glimpse of what was to come. He would finish the season with a batting average of .314, and 183 hits. The Kalamazoo native would compile enough to win the 1996 American League Rookie of the Year.
Throughout 20 seasons of playing time, Jeter compiled 14 all-star appearances, won five world series, five gold gloves, five silver sluggers, one World Series MVP, and one All-Star MVP. He would also finish the career with 3,465 hits and a .310 batting average. That was enough to send him into the Hall of Fame, missing the unanimous vote by only one singular vote.
Although there are debates about Jeter and the one no for the hall of fame, he still proved that he is worthy to have a plaque. Jeter completed what few Yankees have done, he left it all on the ball field, and he was consistent with his offense and defensive abilities.
However, the Yankees might have their next elite shortstop in Gleyber Torres.