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Where Derek Jeter Ranks Among the Best Players of His Generation
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A year after Mariano Rivera called it a career for the New York Yankees, another legend is set to hang it up, as shortstop Derek Jeter announced on Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the 2014 MLB season.

The 39-year-old announced the news on Facebook, and he will likely enjoy a similar farewell tour to the one the league put on for Rivera last season now that he has made his plans known before the start of the season.

Various leg injuries limited him to just 17 games last season, but all signs point to him being healthy this spring, and he'll be looking to go out on top with one last productive season.

Jeter will no doubt be a first-ballot Hall of Famer and his No. 2 is headed for Monument Park, but where does he stand among the greatest players of his generation? What follows is my best attempt at ranking him among his peers.

 

It should be noted, this is not meant to spark a debate about the Steroid Era, and PEDs were not taken into consideration for the sake of this article. This is simply the 10 best players of Derek Jeter's era based on their performances on the field.

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