January 3, 2013
Opening Day Shortstop?
Eduardo Nunez has long been considered the Yankees top infield prospect. But he failed to stick as a utilityman in 2012 because of erratic fielding. With Derek Jeter still healing from surgery for the broken ankle he suffered in last October's ALCS, Nunez will likely see a lot of action early in the season as Jeter rounds back into shape. The realities of time also have to be considered: Nunez turns 26 this June, eleven days before Jeter hits Jack Benny territory.