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6. Derek Jeter

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The Yankees' 2012 season ended in bitter disappointment, but the play of the Captain was a bright spot throughout. Jeter hit .316, with 15 home runs, 58 RBIs and 216 hits, finishing seventh in the AL MVP voting, despite turning 38 in June.