Ranking the American League East: Who has the best shortstop?
How does the AL East -- likely the deepest in baseball -- stack up from position to position? This spring we're giving you an opportunity to vote for who has the edge at each spot.
Today, a look at the shortstops.
If you missed our previous polls, check them out here:
-- David Selig
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New York Yankees - Derek Jeter( Steve Nesius, Reuters / March 14, 2013 )
As is the case for many of the Yankees, health will be the prevailing question for Jeter this year.
The lasting image of the Yankees captain last year was him suffering an ankle injury in Game 1 of the ALCS, and it appears that he's still not completely healed from that.
At 38, Jeter had one of his best offensive seasons in recent years, batting .316 with 15 HRs and 99 runs scored. He was a pest for the Orioles in the ALDS, going 8-for-22 at the plate (.364).