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Volpe clubs grand slam for first Double-A HR

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Keeping tabs on the Yankees' No. 1 prospect

April 17: Clubs grand slam for first Double-A HR
Volpe has been off to a cold start in his first taste of Double-A, but the 20-year-old finally swatted his first long ball of the season in Somerset’s 11-4 win over Erie. It was Volpe’s only hit of the afternoon, but it was a grand one that blew the game open. With the bases juiced and Somerset holding a 7-4 lead in the seventh, the shortstop smacked a 2-0 pitch to center field for his first Double-A home run. Gameday »

April 16: Scores twice, drives in one in win
Anthony Volpe was a key piece to Double-A Somerset’s win over Erie on Saturday, as the Yankees’ top prospect scored twice and drove in a run. Volpe was 1-for-3 at the dish, walking once and reaching on an error in the seventh inning. It was a positive turn for Volpe, as he was hitting just .125 with a .214 OBP on the young season coming into tonight. Gameday »

April 15: Volpe slumping to start season
Anthony Volpe went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Friday night versus Double-A Erie, prolonging an early season slump that’s plaguing the young shortstop. Volpe, the No. 8 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline, is now hitless in his last four games. He is 1-for-20 since having two hits in Somerset’s season opener. Gameday »

April 13: Another hitless night for Volpe
Anthony Volpe’s slow start continued on Wednesday night, as he went 0-for-5 at the dish with a strikeout. He is now 1-for-16 since his solid season opener.

April 12: Volpe strikes out three times Tuesday
It was not Anthony Volpe’s night at the plate on Tuesday in Somerset, as the 21-year-old shortstop went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a hit-by-pitch. Despite coming away with a 2-1 win against the Erie SeaWolves, the Patriots mustered only five hits throughout the night.

April 10: Volpe HBP in Sunday outing
Anthony Volpe, the No. 8 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline, went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout in a 5-3 loss to the Reading Fightin Phils Sunday. The 20-year-old was also hit by a pitch in the third inning, but stayed in the game to score Somerset’s third run of the game. The Yankees’ top prospect is now 3-for-12 on the young Double-A season.

April 9: Volpe quiet after strong Friday showing
After a dominant performance Friday, Anthony Volpe, the No. 8 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline, was quiet against the Reading Fightin Phils Saturday. The young shortstop went 1-for-6 with a single and two strikeouts during Somerset’s 11-2 win.

April 8: Volpe stars in Double-A debut
Anthony Volpe, the No. 8 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline, was spectacular in his Somerset debut, going 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and a sacrifice fly. It was the first taste of Double-A for the 20-year-old, who hit .294/.423/.604 over 109 games with the Yankees’ Low- and High-A affiliates in 2021. If he keeps playing like he did Friday, Volpe could be manning shortstop for the Bronx Bombers sometime soon.

March 18: Volpe’s spring number a blast from the past
Whenever the Yankees give a player the number of an all-time great, something special has to be on the horizon.

After an incredible 2021 Minor League season, top Yankees prospect Anthony Volpe received an invite to big league camp prior to 2021. The 20-year-old shortstop was assigned the number 70 for Spring Training.

While it may not seem like a significant number in Yankees lore — with 21 retired numbers in Monument Park, they have a ton — it actually belonged to another bright-eyed 20-year-old back in 1995: Derek Jeter. Full story »

March 18: Volpe ‘trying to be a sponge’ in camp
BRADENTON, Fla. — Anthony Volpe may be part of the Yankees’ future, but for nearly five innings on Friday, New York’s No. 1 prospect was part of the club’s present.

Volpe played the back half of Friday’s Grapefruit League opener, a 4-3 loss to the Pirates at LECOM Park, striking out on a borderline called third strike in his lone at-bat. The 20-year-old made a pair of nice plays in the field, charging a chopper in the seventh and turning a tough double play in the eighth.

“It’s an awesome learning experience,” said Volpe, the No. 8 prospect in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. “Just being in the dugout the first couple innings when I wasn’t even playing, just trying to be a sponge, keep my ears as open as I can. I think I learned a lot today, and I hope to learn a lot going forward.” Full story »

March 17: Volpe vaults up to No. 8 on Top 100 Prospects list
Players on this year’s list from the 2021 Draft or from the international signing period that began in January 2021 aren’t included on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list because they weren’t officially professional prospects when we did the preseason list a year ago. There are a ton of new names this year, 40 in total, after a full year of information and data on the heels of the lost 2020 season.

It starts pretty close to the top. Three of our top 11 were not on the Top 100 to start the 2021 season, led by Blue Jays catcher Gabriel Moreno. Moreno was added during the year and was No. 34 on our midseason re-rank in 2021, but now he’s climbed all the way to No. 7. Yankees shortstop Anthony Volpe is up to No. 8 and Mariners shortstop Noelvi Marte comes in at No. 11. Full story »

March 2: Volpe a leader amongst his peers
TAMPA, Fla. — The Yankees know there is excitement surrounding Anthony Volpe and Jasson Dominguez, who will enter the season ranked as the organization’s top two prospects by MLB Pipeline. That buzz also brings expectations, but the club believes they can help the promising young players reach their potential.

According to Kevin Reese, the Yankees’ vice president of player development, Volpe and Dominguez are apprised of the challenges ahead on their respective paths toward the Bronx. So far, Reese said, Volpe and Dominguez have shown themselves to be beyond their years. Full story »

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