Could current Somerset Patriot (New York Yankees Double-A affiliate) Anthony Volpe be the shortstop of the future for the New York Yankees?
Well, if the way the former Delbarton School (Morristown, N.J.,) prep star is playing over his last ten games, he will be heading to the Bronx in no time.
Volpe, 21, has slugged .308 with five RBI, four doubles, four runs, two walks and three stolen bases across that time span.
Sure, the Yankees No. 1 prospect is batting .227 with six home runs and 29 RBI in 207 at-bats in 54 contests so far this campaign. But the smooth-swinging Volpe could be on the rise and may pick up as the weather continues to get warmer and the ball travels further, Patriots and Yankees can only hope.
Volpe enjoyed a terrific season last year. MLB Pipeline named him the Hitting Prospect of the Year after he laced .294/.423/.604 with 27 homers and 33 steals in 109 games between Low-A and High-A. He also topped the Minors in runs (113) and ranked second in OPS (1.027) while finishing third in extra-base hits (68) for Tampa and Hudson Valley.
— Jerry Del Priore