Derek Jeter is literally the very worst fielder in the history of professional baseball by my estimation. Don’t get me wrong, has been a great hitter, but it would have been better to put him at DH. By my estimation he is also the best hitting shortstop of all time and somewhere around the 200th best player of all time, making him what should be a border line Hall of Fame candidate, but unfortunately they have not yet made me king of the universe. See here for more details about my calculation for defensive runs.
Calling Jeter the worst fielder in the history of professional baseball is a little unfair, I admit. To make this list, you have to be a negative defender for a lot of years, ie you have to be a good hitter. Mediocre hitters who are a train wreck on the field don’t get to make this list, but here are the 25 players who have failed to prevent the most runs (thus creating runs for the opposition) of all time.
In the interest of fairness, here are the top ten shortstops in Runs Created