Who's the greatest shortstop to ever play the game of baseball?
That's the kind of question you ask if you want to start a small war among baseball fans. Derek Jeter definitely has a strong case, though, and it really doesn't need to be argued that he's accomplished more in his career than any other shortstop who came before him.
All Jeter's done in his career is make 12 All-Star teams, win five Gold Gloves, collect 3,000 hits and win an All-Star Game MVP and a World Series MVP. And of course, he's won five championships. His career achievements are unparalleled.
Jeter's career is going to be over in the very near future. When it is over, everyone will start frantically searching for the "next" Derek Jeter.
The next Derek Jeter will have to do a lot of things. He'll have to consistently be one of the best hitting shortstops in the league for a long period of time, and he'll have to show off both power and speed. In the field, the next Jeter will have to always be good, and occasionally brilliant.
Most important of all, the next Jeter will have to win. He'll need to be the cornerstone player of a very successful franchise for a long time.
So then, who could be the next Jeter?
Here are 10 shortstop prospects who might just fill his shoes.