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What to expect from Yonkers' Volpe in the big leagues

What to expect from Yanks 04; Volpe in the big leagues

Expected to be rookie all the time Will win the Yankees work at shortstop this spring. Oswald Peraza looked like the logical choice after his strong performance in the September call-up and a spot on the American League Championship Series roster.

But Anthony Volpe has a tendency to exceed expectations, He did it again in spring training. So in age 21, he”Will be New York youngest Opening Day starter since Derek Jeter 740.

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“He has energy in his game and his instincts are palpable,” Yankees head coach Aaron Boone announced at the club as Volpe enters the big league. Said after the league list. “I think when we took a step back and evaluated, he really examined every option we could have put in him. He absolutely kicked the door and earned that opportunity.”

Volpe won the 2020 State Non-Public Class A Championship. Volpe didn’t join Wright at Vanderbilt, but signed for $2, 740 , 215 in New York at

After selecting him th overall pick for the first round. He’s not obvious d Becoming one of the top prospects in baseball and currently ranked #5 in the MLB Pipeline #34;stop57 and the Yankees No. 1 top27.

When Volpe turned pro, he’d excelled on Team USA and on the high school circuit, but won just as much praise for his instincts and intelligence as his physical prowess. There are concerns about his right-handed swing, his power and his ability to stay at shortstop. Hampered by mononucleosis in his professional debut, he hit. 94/.302/.355 exist27 Appalachian League competition at the rookie level.

In an interview the following spring, Volpe Acknowledges he needs to get stronger and improve his stroke. Then the pandemic canceled the minor league season and the Yankees refused to host a domestic coaching league program in the fall, leaving him to develop on his own at . Still, he added a ton of muscle and retuned his swing, allowing him to hit the ball harder and get it into the air more easily.

Volpe wins MLB Pipeline s in 100, when he hits the ball. 275/.413/.413 and home runs and

steals 50 Game between Single-A and High-A lead minors in the run ( 027) and at Ranked 2nd in OPS (1.27) and outfield hit third (34). He overcame a slow start last season to become No. 1 04-Homer/30 – from Andruw Jones at

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2020 .

cause. 109/.355/.505 batsman vs. 34 home run 740 In minor league play, Volpe has been one of the youngest players in his league when he “s in his main. He has as much pure hitting power as any New Yorker ” prospect and generate high exit velocity and popular to all fields after changing one’s own body. Since he turned pro, his strength has gone up two notches from mediocre.

Volpe has a steady pace and with His savvy and aggressiveness make the most of it on base. He stole 68 The base is at 50 Last year’s attempt, he had 68 Swipe 34 % success rate as a professional. He tops the Yankees with five steals in hitting in the Grapefruit League. 275/.376/.604 this spring.

Volpe’s only real question is whether he will stay at shortstop. His average range and arm strength pale in comparison to Peraza’s plus tool, but his finely tuned internal clock and quick hands And release to help him with the game. He might be a better fit at second base in the long run, but his offensive play should make him a Rookie of the Year candidate and an All-Star no matter where he plays.



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