Anthony Volpe, Yankees
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The New York Yankees is a powerhouse of underrated talent. Lately, the franchise has invested a lot in minor-league talents, and many have gone on to achieve enormous success in the big leagues. Superstar captain Aaron Judge is one of the team’s finest minor league products.

That being said, in 2023, the New York Yankees unleashed yet another rookie with loads of potential into MLB. Shortstop Anthony Volpe earned high praises for his skills but somehow largely underachieved. However, this year, Volpe is back to match the expectations, and his stellar hot start has earned high praise from the opposition coach.


Skip Schumaker Refers To Anthony Volpe As Yankees Budding ‘Superstar’

Anthony Volpe, Yankees

Anthony Volpe’s journey to the majors has been nothing short of inspiring. With minimal minor league experience and intense hunger, he bagged the shortstop’s role in his rookie season. While Volpe had his moments of hits and misses, he finished the year with Golden Glove, given his stellar plays in the defense. Still, the infielder’s lackluster on the plate left fans largely unimpressed. Meanwhile, Volpe took the criticism by heart and worked hard in the off-season to channel his rookie season learnings into some necessary adjustments. He tweaked his stride, swing, and stance to get into a better position for connecting hits. Interestingly, Anthony Volpe fetched results of his adjustments as he is currently slashing .417/.488/.667 with two home runs, six RBIs, and three stolen bases in 12 games.

Anthony Volpe dominated the Miami Marlins at home with a three-run bomb in the series opener and left the opposition coach largely impressed. Marlins manager Skip Schumaker mentioned Volpe in his post-game press conference and revealed how he ranks him as a future superstar in the making. “[Anthony] Volpe at shortstop is becoming a superstar in this league,” said Schumaker. Indeed, Anthony Volpe has showcased why he deserved an early promotion into majors. Despite a decent rookie season, he took back positives with him and used the learnings to become a better hitter on the plate. His hit connection rate has been scorching, and the kid currently leads the league in terms of overall batting average. For a youngster in his second MLB, that pretty much means everything and beyond. As the season progresses, the Yankees will rely on Volpe to come through in crunch moments.

Aaron Boone In Dilemma To Accommodate Everybody Amid Hot Season Start!

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees have had their best start to the season in four decades. Everybody contributed equally on a given day, which resulted in a positive headache for skipper Aaron Boone. Utilityman Oswaldo Cabrera, despite a strong start to the season, has been benched due to the addition of Jon Berti.

When asked by Talkin Yanks podcasters if Cabrera will be getting his dues in the future, skipper Aaron Boone affirmed positive discussions. Boone is even open to make space for Cabrera in outfield in necessary. But overall, the manager confirmed that each player will come break into the unit at the concerned time and nobody will be stripped off their dues.

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