5 MLB Players Who Could Be the Next Derek Jeter

5 MLB Players Who Could Be the Next Derek Jeter

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When you look for the "next Derek Jeter," the first thing that comes to mind is someone with the utmost class. We are in a world with Twitter wars and cameras on cell phones. To make it as a professional athlete, while also keeping your dignity, you have to be someone who keeps themselves out of this. That is why Jeter is the least hated superstar in the game, but who could take his place once he is gone?

5. Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins

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5. Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins
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Giancarlo Stanton sat back and watched one of the worst owners in sports completely dump his entire team with not even a peep to the media. He constantly gives his all to a team that doesn't give much in return. He is on the cusp of being a superstar. Whether he is traded or not, he will be loved. His personality shows he really loves this game. He doesn't come off as entitled like other superstars (last year's Puig, for example).

4. Jose Altuve - Houston Astros

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4. Jose Altuve - Houston Astros

Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
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Jose Altuve is going to represent the unproven, up-and-coming stars on this list. You can add names like Gregory Polanco and George Springer to this section, but Altuve has proven more than them. He plays a middle infield position with as much ferocity as Jeter does. He is lightning quick, and gets a crowd going. He plays in a top ten market and is trying to get the Astros into a respectable team again.

3. Troy Tulowitzki - Colorado Rockies

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3. Troy Tulowitzki - Colorado Rockies

Troy Tulowitzki - Colorado Rockies
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Troy Tulowitzki was always thought of as someone who could replace Jeter when he finally retires. He is a superstar when healthy, he has kept himself out of trouble and he plays shortstop to boot. If he can stay on the field for the next five years, the crown could be his.

2. Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates

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2. Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates

Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates
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All you need to see to like Andrew McCutchen is his infectious smile. The happy-go-lucky centerfielder won the NL MVP last season. He has finally hit his prime, and he is trying to carry the Pittsburgh Pirates back to relevancy. He could do that while becoming the most popular player in MLB.

1. Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

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1. Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
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A player who is well on his way to being the best player in the game, who is only 22 years old and looks like he could be the most level-headed athlete in baseball sounds like he has a lot in common with Jeter. He could soon take over the reigns as the most popular player of this era.

Nick Villano is the New Jersey Devils writer for Rant Sports. He also adds to their NBA, NFL and MLB content.  You can follow him on Twitter or add him to your Google circle.

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