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Top 15 Worst Players Derek Jeter Had To Play With

Derek Jeter loved to win. He once said that if his grandma challenged him to a race, he would try to beat her and probably enjoy doing it too. Over the course of his legendary 20-year career, that attitude would help Jeter achieve many individual and team accomplishments, most notably winning five World Series championships. So you can only imagine how irritated the captain must have been with players who hurt the Yankees chances of success. This list is about the 15 worst guys that Jeter had the displeasure of watching play alongside him in the Yankee uniform.

The ranking of this list takes into account not only the players who played poorly, but also the players who couldn't stay healthy. Injury riddled players were not ranked as harshly as guys who flat out stunk – but if you failed to contribute to the team's success while taking up a sizable chunk of the payroll, then you hurt the team just as much, if not worse, than the bad players who stayed healthy. That pretty much explains the reasoning for the first name on the list.

15 Carl Pavano

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14 Stephen Drew

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13 Scott Proctor

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12 Andy Phillips

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11 Jaret Wright

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10 Enrique Wilson

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9 Kevin Youkilis

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8 Jeff Weaver

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7 Tony Womack

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6 Javier Vazquez

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5 A.J. Burnett

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4 Kenny Rogers

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3 Sterling Hitchcock

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2 Sidney Ponson

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1 Kei Igawa

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The signing of Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka by the rival Red Sox may have led to one of the worst signings in Yankees history. Igawa signed a five year deal with the Yankees, but only had 13 starts in 2007-08 (12 of those coming in 07), before being demoted to the minors, never to be seen again. He finished his career with a devilish ERA of 6.66. The majority of his time with the Yankees was spent not with Jeter and company, but with pitching coaches in Scranton, trying to change his mechanics.

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