Yankees’ top prospect is lighting the minors on fire, but he’s also a great person (video)

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The New York Yankees may be looking for a long-term solution at shortstop in the free-agent market when the lockout finalizes, but they have multiple prospects climbing the ranks who could take over in the future.

General manager Brian Cashman is hesitant to offer a player like Carlos Correa a massive 10-year contract, especially if he is unwilling to move to third base at some point in the future. The Yankees are confident that both Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza will develop into major-league players, creating a bit of a problem with their strategy in free agency.

Peraza might be a bit closer to reaching the majors than Volpe, but the latter of the two options is only 20-years-old and hit .294/.423/.604 with 27 homers, 86 RBIs, and a whopping 33 stolen bases across Low-A and High-A ball.



“He just dominated from start to finish at multiple levels and it was just refreshing,” Cashman said. “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.”

Volpe isn’t only a phenomenal prospect, he’s also a great kid with a fantastic personality that would work wonders for the Yankees at the top tier of baseball.

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Volpe answered every question to perfection, staying away from setting personal goals for himself publicly after watching players like Clint Frazier fail to reach expectations. Cashman has already compared him to players like Alex Bregman, and with his development in progress back on track after Covid, the hope is Volpe will become one of the most prized shortstop prospects in baseball if he hasn’t already.

Most believe Volpe is about two years from reaching the majors, potentially three. Looking back, Derek Jeter joined the Yankees when he was just 21-years-old, but his full rookie season came when he was 22, which could be a similar reality for Volpe.

That would suggest that the Yankees forgo a big contract on a shortstop this off-season, rather finding a stopgap like Andrelton Simmons or Isiah Kiner-Falefa.

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