What Does It Take To Become a Baseball Great?
Lanky and athletic, Jeter was talented enough to play basketball at Kalamazoo Central High School, but he was determined to become a Major League Baseball player -- specifically, the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees. He batted over .500 in his final two years of high school baseball, striking out just once as a senior. Jeter won several national sports awards, including being named the American High School Coaches Association's 1992 "High School Player of the Year," the 1992 "Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year" and USA Today's "High School Player of the Year."
Shortly after, in 1992, he was drafted to the Yankees as the 6th pick in the draft.
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.
Team: Yankees 1995-2015
Derek Jeter Awards
Derek Jeter Salary/Contracts
Derek Jeter signed a 1 year / $12,000,000 contract with the New York Yankees, including an annual average salary of $12,000,000. He accumulated $269,000,000 for a 10 year contract.