Red Sox vs the AL East: shortstops

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Sep 22, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Didi Gregorius (1) hits a RBI double in the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

5. Didi Gregorius, Yankees

The Yankees acquired Gregorius from Arizona to serve as the replacement to Bronx icon Derek Jeter and fans that expect Gregorius to continue to tradition of excellent Yankee shortstops might be disappointed. That’s not to say that Gregorius is a terrible player; he’s a solid defensive shortstop who has shown flashes at the plate. On the whole, though, his offensive career has been unspectacular and his 2014 showing was his worst yet, as he slashed a meager .226/.290/.363 in 80 games for the Diamondbacks. That miserable slash line can be partially attributed to a .257 BABIP, but even with a slightly higher average, Gregorius just doesn’t have the power or discipline to be an asset at the plate. He’s still young, just 24 years old, but the Yankees probably won’t get too much out of the shortstop position in 2015.