since the question is the best shortstop, i'll say none of those guys, but i'm leaning towards reyes. hanley and derek both are terrible feilders, but at least at this point hanley can still improve his defense. Its not about just having tools like hanley, its about knowing how to play the position. I'm a phillies fan, and i'm still leaning towards reyes here. The question wasn't who you would most like to have up at the plate with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th, its who you want on the field making defensive and offensive plays. reyes can do both. in any given yankees game, jeter will make three easy plays look hard, and not even get close to two of the balls that reyes and hanley can. hanley is not a very instinctive defensive shortstop, and is more likely than reyes to mess up on a rutine grounder. so, i'll take reyes for 9 innings. jeter could be my teams pinch hitter though. i don't want him hurting my team with his glove. and please, if you want to say that jeter can play good D, bring up more than 2 plays he made 7 years ago. he caught the ball way before he went into the stands. i'll give him oakland. but i don't want to hear "up the middle towards shortstop and... past a diving jeter" 3 or 4 times a game. of those three reyes gets my vote, but none of them are the best in MLB.
and raphael palmeiro won a gold glove even though he played all but 28 games as a DH 1999. gold gloves are more of a popularity contest won by the better offensive players instead of the best defensive ones.