While the Yankees’ Major League team isn’t set to enjoy any live action anytime soon, the Minor League system is gearing up for their 2022 campaign.
There are several high quality prospects that are preparing to climb the farm system, one of them being shortstop Anthony Volpe, who the Yankees are extremely excited about and expect to become their starter at the position in the future.
Volpe enjoyed his first Minor League action last season with Hudson Valley and Tampa, recording a combined .294 average with 27 homers and 86 RBIs. He also stole 33 bases, showcasing his awesome speed and athleticism.
Despite all of his exciting attributes and qualities, the Yankees will have to wait at least one more year before he can make his way to the top team, whereas Oswald Peraza might earn an opportunity this or next season.
Nonetheless, Volpe enjoyed some batting practice on Thursday, showcasing his smooth mechanics and swing. At 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, Volpe contains incredible power and contact hitting, providing the Yankees with multiple tools they can extract from and develop around.
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“He just dominated from start to finish at multiple levels and it was just refreshing,” GM Brian Cashman said a few weeks ago. “It’s nice to see because you always have the other side of it play out most of the time. Players either take a long time to develop or they don’t develop like you thought and maybe they weren’t what you thought they could be. It’s nice to see his performance, his tool package, his makeup, his work ethic, his character, all coming to fruition. He definitely looks like the real deal so we’re excited about that, for our fans and for our organization.”
With the MLB owners and Players Union still battling it out for a new CBA, Minor League baseball is the best we can get, and luckily the farm system is littered with talent that will one day make an impact in the Bronx.