Thursday, June 8, 2023
HomeSportMLBGood things happen when Volpe "causes problems" on the base path

Good things happen when Volpe “causes problems” on the base path

When Volpe causes problems & #X34; On the base path, good things happen

This story is excerpted from Bryan Hoch’s Yankees Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And SUBSCRIBE to get it in your inbox regularly.

Anthony Volpe jumped off first base in the fifth inning on Sunday afternoon with the Twins’ Pablo López hanging on his belt Above, holding a baseball in his right hand while watching the Yankees rookie over his left shoulder. The blur of high socks and white pinstripes paused for a millisecond, long enough for Volpe to recognize the pitcher’s movement toward home plate.

López kicked his chest with his left leg , and Volpe started moving again, his spike deep into the red clay of the infield, heading toward second base. López and catcher Christian Vázquez didn’t have a chance: Gleyber Torres’ ball sailed out low, and Vázquez fumbled when Volpe slid headfirst into the pocket for his seventh safety in seven stolen base attempts.

“This is definitely something I’m doing , a lot of people are doing it,” Volpe said. “If there’s any chance in the game, we can find a window and I think everyone wants to take advantage of it.”

Since getting the Yankees Opening Day shortstop endorsement, 21 Volpe, 20, enjoys what he calls ‘best whirlwind’ mood, including his first major league hit and home run – opening left – live Seats, marked Friday night near Louie Varland, Minnesota. (Volpe said he traded several autographed bats for milestone memorabilia.)

Volpe’s most important impact, however, is his legs, which help him make an impact in any hitting position in the lineup. Volpe is the fourth in the past 19 years to pass the club with at least seven steals Yankees first Join Jacoby Ellsbury (seven games 2014), Brett Gardner (8 in 1995) and Derek Jeter (7 in 1998)).

in New York’s 6-1 Saturday win In the game, Volpe became the youngest Yankees player ever to sweep third base in a game.

“Hope this helps, said Volpe. “I feel like we have such a good hitter behind me in the lineup, if I can get into the scoring position, they will put me on the field, and hopefully that will lead to more wins.”

For anyone who has tracked his little league, Volpe Success in the primary path shouldn’t come as a surprise to the career; in fact, Isiah Kiner-Falefa mentioned this spring that he’s looking forward to picking Volpe’s brains, given the prospect’s success in the minors, especially in relation to pitching. When the timer works together.

Volpe Slide44 base last season 50 attempts including 34-for-44 Showcased with Double-A Somerset the first person to help him become a minor 16-homer, 16 – Stealing performers since Braves’ Andruw Jones at 1998.

“He’s just a great runner, said manager Aaron Boone. “His instincts are unbelievable; not a burner, but he runs well. He’s just doing his homework. He’s really good at controlling himself while also being very aggressive and trying to build his momentum. He’s really exciting , is also very good at it. When he hits base, he causes problems.”

Steals have increased throughout the game, and Volpe is poised to take advantage more than most, thanks to the Yankees coaching staff (particularly Matt Talarico (Matt Talarico), in his second year as the club’s baseruns coordinator) and the scouting department.

“I’m not the fastest Means being in the team, so I think [Talarico’s] philosophy puts me a step ahead,” Volpe said. “I feel like if I dance well, I’ll be safe a lot of the time.”




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Featured NEWS