WATCH: Yankees’ No. 1 prospect smashes a Grand Slam

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While the New York Yankees were losing embarrassingly against the Baltimore Orioles, No. 1 shortstop prospect Anthony Volpe was hitting dingers for the Somerset Patriots in Double-A ball.

So far this season, Volpe has five hits and one homer over 32 at-bats, hitting just .156. However, he smashed a Grand Slam against Erie on Sunday afternoon, providing him an additional four RBIs, bringing his total to 10 on the season.



The Yankees are extremely excited about the development of Volpe, who features plus arm talent and incredible offensive capabilities. However, he is still raw at just 20 years old and needs more time to find his potential.

Last season with Hudson Valley, Volpe hit .286 with 15 homers and 37 RBIs over 55 games. While his numbers this year haven’t reached those lofty expectations, the season is young, and he’s already beginning to show some of the flash scouts have noted during their evaluations.