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Jeter still among MLB's top shortstops*

The asterisk? The position isn't what it used to be -- and neither is The Captain

Updated: June 13, 2011, 9:14 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

Not long ago, shortstop was the most glamorous offensive position in the sport. Alex Rodriguez hit 57 homers. Nomar Garciaparra batted .372. Miguel Tejada knocked in 150 runs. Derek Jeter once had 219 hits.

They were a foursome for the ages. First-name stars -- Alex, Derek, Nomar and Miggy -- at a first-rate position.

In 2011, in part due to tighter drug testing, the shine of the position has dulled.

"There is really a lack of quality shortstops," one AL scout said. "It ...

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