5. Gold Glove
The obvious factor. One trait that Teixeira has never squandered throughout struggles and torrent stretches is the ability to play the first base position.
Yankee fans have become spoiled by his smooth and brilliant poise while saving error after error for infielders, including great plays on his own side. It is something that will truly be missed in 2017 and beyond.
Unlike the others, this is a factor that is not contingent upon his offensive production. This is simply a factor that is contingent upon his ability to stay on the field.
Keeping him on the field provides dynamite defensive stability few teams can say they have.