Decision made 8 years after Jeter, NYY’s top prospect installed as SS

 The New York Yankees finally decided to use a ‘red line’ shortstop as their starting pitcher.

The Yankees announced on the 27th (hereinafter Korean time) that “Anthony Volpi will be part of the opening day roster” after winning 6-2 in an exhibition game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Ranked 5th overall and 1st in the team in the MLB pipeline 2023 prospect rankings, 온라인카지노Volpi participated in 17 games in this demonstration game, recording a batting average of 0.314, 3 homers, and an OPS of 1.064.

The Yankees shortstop is a position that has been pointed out as a chronic weakness of the team for 8 years without a deserved starter after the retirement of Derek Jeter after the 2014 season. Volpi, who has been in the limelight as the team’s best prospect for the past 2-3 years, was expected to be called up to the big leagues ‘soon’, but the Yankees were thinking of bringing in a big-time shortstop in the free agency or trade market, so this action is of great significance. have

In fact, the Yankees were mentioned as a potential destination for free agent shortstop Carlos Correa after the 2021 season. However, as physical examinations at various clubs revealed that Correa’s knee and ankle conditions were not good, he did not actively participate last winter when he returned to the free agent market. From this point on, the possibility of Volpi’s promotion reappeared.

With this, Volfi will start the opening match against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium on the 31st.

The New Jersey native was drafted by the Yankees with the 30th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 draft and spent four years in the minor leagues. He has the background to grow as a franchise player for the Yankees club. Last year, he appeared in 132 games at Double-A and Triple-A, posting a batting average of .249, 21 home runs, 65 RBIs, and an OPS of .802.

If Volfi, who was born on April 21, 2001, makes the Opening Day starting lineup, it will make the Yankees the first under-22 starting shortstop since Derek Jeter.

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