New York Yankees: 4 Reasons Derek Jeter Is Still an Elite SS

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New York Yankees: 4 Reasons Derek Jeter Is Still an Elite SS
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Jeter (above) has not let age slow him down

At 38-years-old and hitting a solid .317 average, the best mark of any shortstop in the majors, Yankees captain Derek Jeter is once again dominating the baseball world.

His New York Yankees have slid recently, hanging on to a dwindling two game lead over the Baltimore Orioles.

Though the team has given some ground, the shortstop remains the best at his position in the MLB.

Younger guys like Troy Tulowitzki, Starlin Castro, Elvis Andrus and Jose Reyes all have had excellent single seasons, but none possess the same savvy, patience, and discipline at the plate that Jeter has mastered over the years.

Though they may have better power numbers, no one can hold a candle to the Kalamazoo, Michigan native, who has proven time and time again in his later years that he is still one of the best, if not the best, to ever play his position.

Here are a few reasons the captain and leader of the AL East leading Yankees is still an elite shortstop.

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