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Top Anthony Volpe News

  • Yankees' Anthony Volpe: Bumped to Triple-A

    Volpe was promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

    Oswald Peraza got the call to the majors Thursday, leaving shortstop vacant at the highest level of the Yankees' farm system. Volpe deserved the promotion, as he's maintained a 122 wRC+ with 18 homers and 44 steals across 492 plate appearances with Double-A Somerset for the season.

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  • Yankees' Anthony Volpe: Wraps up big July

    Volpe slashed .296/.416/.592 with five home runs, nine RBI, 11 runs, seven stolen bases and a 14:9 BB:K over 19 games with Double-A Somerset in July.

    Volpe's rough start to the season now seems like a distant memory, as he's brought his batting average up to .253 after it sat below .200 through his first month. More importantly, he's lowered his strikeout rate while continuing to show patience at the plate. Volpe has displayed both power and speed in his age-21 campaign, slugging 15 homers and racking up 37 steals on 41 attempts. It may not be long before he's promoted to Triple-A.

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  • Yankees' Anthony Volpe: Swats walk-off homer in Double-A

    Volpe went 1-for-4 with a walk-off two-run home run, an additional run and an additional RBI in Double-A Somerset's extra-inning win over Hartford on Sunday.

    The 21-year-old's 10th-inning blast not only won the game for Somerset, it also clinched a spot in the Eastern League playoffs. The homer was the fourth in the past nine games for Volpe, who also has eight RBI and five stolen bases during that span. The prized prospect started off slowly with a .183 average through his first 38 games this season, but he's turned things around with a .314/.375/.569 slash line, five homers, 16 RBI and nine thefts over his past 25 contests.

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  • Yankees' Anthony Volpe: Making strides at plate

    Volpe has hit safely in eight of his past nine games with Double-A Somerset and and is batting .316 (12-for-38) with five doubles, a home run, three RBI and two stolen bases over that span.

    Volpe started very slowly this season, hitting .181 through his first 37 games. He's upped that average to .210 with the recent hot streak, and the vaunted prospect has displayed plenty of speed throughout the campaign with 20 steals in 23 attempts. Volpe has also flashed some power with six homers and 11 doubles, and he remains the organization's top hitting prospect.

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  • Yankees' Anthony Volpe: Heating up at plate

    Volpe went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a stolen base for Double-A Somerset on Sunday.

    Volpe has had a rough start to his first stint at the Double-A level, slashing .197/.316/.378 with a 24.5 percent strikeout rate through 155 plate appearances this season. However, he has been outstanding on the basepaths, notching 17 steals in 18 attempts. The 21-year-old has also been playing well of late, slashing .389/.500/.722 with a home run, three doubles, four RBI, four steals and a 4:3 BB:K during his current five-game hitting streak.

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  • Yankees' Anthony Volpe: Swipes three bags in Double-A game

    Volpe went 0-for-2 with three walks and three stolen bases Friday in an Eastern League contest against Hartford.

    The Yankees' top prospect has largely struggled in his first taste of Double-A ball, slashing .146/.294/.341 with 16 strikeouts in 51 plate appearances. His considerable skills haven't been entirely invisible, however, as he has slugged two homers and notched five steals through 11 contests. Volpe broke through with 27 homers and 33 thefts across stints at Low-A and HIgh-A last season, but he has found the going much tougher so far at the Double-A level.

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  • Yankees' Anthony Volpe: Ticketed for Double-A

    Yankees vice president of player development Kevin Reese said in January that he expects Volpe to open the season at Double-A Somerset, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Reese added that he thinks Volpe will "hopefully make an impact in the big leagues soon," perhaps hinting that a late-season promotion to the Yankees in 2022 shouldn't be dismissed if the shortstop continues to mash in the minors like he did between stops at Low-A Tampa and High-A Hudson Valley in 2021. After an underwhelming professional debut at the rookie-ball level in 2019, Volpe looked like an entirely different player in his return to game action following the cancellation of the 2020 minor-league season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 513 plate appearances between the two Single-A affiliates, Volpe posted an 1.027 OPS, 27 home runs and 33 stolen bases while striking out at a manageable 19.7 percent clip. The 20-year-old will face a stiffer test against more advanced Double-A pitching, but the big leap he made in 2021 makes him the Yankees' top prospect entering the upcoming season, both in real-life and fantasy terms.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 197 lbs
Birthplace: Watchung, NJ
Age: 21
Bats/Throws: R, R