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Arnab Bose

CHECKOUT: Anthony Volpe Sets An All-Time Record In His Rookie Season For The New York Yankees

The New York Yankees desperately need talents that can carry the team forward. They have been so unlucky this season with too many injury concerns. Moreover, the Bronx Bombers might even fail to make the playoffs this season. That’s how bad their current situation is at the AL East standings. They are at the bottom of the table with a worse win-loss record than their rivals Boston Red Sox. Currently, the Yankees are .485 with a 65-69 win-loss ratio.

However, the good news for the Bronx Bombers is that they recently won a series after a long time. It was the Detroit Tigers who lost to the Yankees 3-1. Meanwhile, the 27-time World Series champions have some positive things to look at from the series against the Tigers before they move on to the next challenge. For instance, the performance of the rookie, Anthony Volpe, is already starting to draw comparisons with the greats of the game.

   

Anthony Volpe Joins The Record Books In His Rookie Season

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Anthony Volpe Yankees Source: Yardbarker

Volpe has been pretty impactful as a shortstop. However, it is very soon to tell what lies in the future for Volpe, but he can achieve greatness for sure with consistency. Moreover, Anthony Volpe took the first step to greatness as a shortstop when he got a homer against the Tigers on Thursday off Alex Lange. It was his 20th home run in his rookie season. However, what mattered the most to the team and Volpe was that he was able to tie the game in the 9th innings. That’s what gave the NY side a lifeline. Moreover, the Yankees fans are happy with Anthony Volpe’s performance as a rookie, as well as appreciating the return of Aaron Judge.

On the other hand, Anthony Volpe joined the greats as he became the first Yankee rookie to join the 20/20 club with 21 bases this season. Despite the Tigers winning the final game in the 10th inning, the Yankees can be proud of Volpe’s record, which is quite impressive. The Yankees can let Anthony Volpe play for the remaining games if he stays healthy. However, in terms of comparison, there are a lot of similarities between Derek Jeter and Anthony Volpe. The NY side has not seen such a talented shortstop for a long time.

Yankees Manager Is In Full Praise For The Rookie

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Anthony Volpe Yankees Source: CBS Sports

Moreover, the manager, Aaron Boone, praised the 22-year-old for his incredible 20/20 rookie season. Recently, in an interview, the Yankees manager mentioned Volpe has hit a lot of homers for the team. Adding to that, Boone said, it has been fun to watch him play. Moreover, the manager mentioned Volpe deserves to get a big spot on the roster. Additionally, Boone mentioned Anthony Volpe has a knack for those things. The Kid from New Jersey has been a fan of the Yankees.

It is pretty crazy and special for him, too, to see his name in the record books. After the series against the Yankees, the Tigers are .448 with a 60-74 win-loss ratio. Hence, the Yankees had a better record than the Detroit side, and they capitalized on it. Moreover, the NY side is getting ready to face the defending World Series champions. It will be challenging against the Houston Astros, for a 3-game series from Saturday.