Anthony Volpe
Anthony Volpe walks out to the dugout with his hand on his head as he tells his family that he got the call. via New York Yankees Twitter Handle

New York Yankees’ top prospect, Anthony Volpe, received life and career-changing news earlier today from the Yanks’ front office.

Anthony Volpe was selected by the New York Yankees in the first round of the 2019 MLB Draft out of high school in New Jersey. He quickly made his name in the minors, impressed with his advanced hitting ability and impressive defensive skills. Hence, at the tender age of 21 with minimal on-plate experience, Volpe received a surprise spring training call-up.


Throughout spring training, Anthony Volpe stood out among the Yankees’ other shortstop options, Oswald Peraza and Isiah Kiner-Falefa. He displayed his advanced hitting approach, excellent defensive skills, and overall baseball IQ, earning the respect of his teammates and coaches. He finished the spring hitting .314 with three home runs and five RBI in 51 at-bats. However, his future still hung in the balance as the Yankees’ top brass contemplated long enough to declare the shortstop winner.

Anthony Volpe At A Loss Of Words After Winning The Shortstop Battle

Anthony Volpe
Welcome to The Show, Anthony Volpe, via New York Yankees Twitter Handle

The Sunday morning of March 26 changed a young 21-year-old prospect, Anthony Volpe’s whole life. The duo of Aaron Boone and Brian Cashman called the shortstop candidate into the bullpen to announce his fate. They made him sit down and gave him the much-awaited news. Shortly after the meeting, Volpe entered the dugout, where he shared a wholesome moment with his family, sitting patiently, eagerly awaiting the big decision. Moreover, his teammates also shook hands with him and patted his back. Further, as the video of these moments surfaced online, fans predicted the obvious news.

Yes, after a months-long battle, Anthony Volpe had finally won the prestigious shortstop contest. New York Yankees officially released a statement and a video of the entire orderly. Furthermore, Volpe addressed the media shortly after the announcement and was at a complete loss for words. As the prospect processed what had happened, he said that he is excited and his heart is beating at an extreme pace. Further, he could not reflect his excitement into words and signed off by saying that he worked his whole life for this once-in-a-lifetime moment, and it was surreal to see it turn into reality.

Coaches, Senior Players Awe-Struck By Anthony Volpe’s Ecstatic Spring Performance

Meanwhile, New York Yankees’ top brass spoke to the media after the much-awaited announcement. The skipper, Aaron Boone, hailed Volpe for earning the respect of all the seniors on the team. Moreover, Boone added that he made the shortstop decision easy as he ticked all the boxes with his excellent display of skill set. Further, GM Brian Cashman also affirmed that the whole shortstop battle was fought in good spirits, and Volpe emerged as the most deserving candidate.

On the other hand, Anthony Volpe had the nod of his captain, Aaron Judge, during the whole time. Judge lauded his work ethic and said it’s not ordinary for a young guy like Volpe to come in with the same intensity every single game and stay absolutely prepared to take any opposition head-on without any fear. Volpe’s promotion to the major leagues is a significant step in his development as a player. At just 21 years old, he will be the youngest player on the Yankees’ roster after Derek Jeter.