Derek Jeter may not have been the best shortstop ever, but he is baseball’s biggest superstar of the last 25 years.
While it is not unusual for an all-time great to slip past the first pick in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft, there are some teams who were probably kicking themselves for passing on Jeter in the 1992 draft.
Below, we take a look at the five teams that passed on Jeter, who they chose instead, and where those players are now.
1. Phil Nevin, Houston Astros
Position: Third baseman
MLB seasons: 12
All-Star games: 1
Nevin is now the third base coach for the San Francisco Giants.
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Nevin retired from playing baseball in 2007. He later became a manager in the Arizona Diamondbacks farm system. Prior to the 2017 season he was hired as a coach on the San Francisco Giants.
2. Paul Shuey, Cleveland Indians
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Position: Right-handed pitcher
MLB seasons: 11
All-Star games: 0