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Derek Jeter Wins Gold Glove, Elvis Andrus Does Not

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Derek Jeter won yet another Gold Glove award, beating out Elvis Andrus and other American League shortstops in 2010 for his fifth Gold Glove Award in his career. 

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Jeter was worth -13 DRS in the field this year. That means he was 13 runs below average in the field. Yet, he won the Gold Glove award at shortstop. Only Yuniesky Betancourt was worse among American League shortstops.

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Alexei Ramirez had a DRS of 16 this year, with a UZR/150 of 10.1 - both tops among American League qualifying shortstops. 

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The fact that Jeter won yet again just shows that the Gold Glove award is the biggest farce among baseball awards. Two other Yankees won the award this year: second baseman Robinson Cano and first baseman Mark Teixeira. Per DRS, Daric Barton and Orlando Hudson were both more deserving, with Cano and Teixeria registering a negative UZR/150. 

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Other winners were Mark Buehrle, Joe Mauer, Evan Longoria, Ichiro Suzuki, Franklin Gutierrez and Carl Crawford. No Texas Rangers won the award this year.

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.