New York Yankees top prospect getting closer to majors

Jul 16, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; American League Futures shortstop Anthony Volpe (7) returns to the dugout after striking out in the first inning of the All Star-Futures Game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 16, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; American League Futures shortstop Anthony Volpe (7) returns to the dugout after striking out in the first inning of the All Star-Futures Game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /
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The New York Yankees had an opening at shortstop in Triple-A.

Now that Oswald Peraza has been called up to the majors, the Yankees needed to find someone to handle short at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for the rest of the season. It turns out that they did not need to look very far as top prospect Anthony Volpe is moving up from Double-A to take his place.

New York Yankees challenge top prospect over final few weeks

Volpe is slated to be a key part of the Yankees’ future. He was a non-starter in any trade discussions no matter who the return would be. It is not a surprise that they would want to test him as much as possible this season with an eye toward his major league debut coming in 2023.

He had a solid showing in Double-A despite being one of the younger players in the league. Volpe had posted a respectable .251/.348/.472 batting line in his 497 plate appearances in Somerset, hitting 18 homers and 31 doubles while stealing 44 bases. He showed a strong ability to work a count and get on base as he drew 57 walks while striking out just 88 times.

His performance has the Yankees, and their fans, eagerly anticipating his major league debut. However, Volpe still has some time to go. While all the tools are there, he is just 21 years old and has yet to face Triple-A action. These next few weeks will be a matter of challenging Volpe to see how close he is to heading to New York.

Chances are, Volpe will begin the 2023 campaign back in Triple-A. The Yankees are likely going to want to give him more time to show that he is ready for that final step. However, depending on how quickly he adapts to the highest level of the minors, he may not be there for long.

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Anthony Volpe is getting closer to his New York Yankees debut. With his promotion to Triple-A, he is just one step away from the majors.