Anthony Volpe Makes New York Yankees Major League Roster After Strong Spring Training

New York Yankees Infielder Anthony Volpe throws the ball over to first base during the spring training game between the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees on March 24, 2023 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) 

By Matthew Tallarini
World Baseball Network

New York Yankees prospect shortstop Anthony Volpe made the Opening Day roster for the 2023 regular season.  

Volpe positioned himself as the front runner for the starting shortstop job after hitting .314 with an on-base percentage of .417 and slugging percentage at .647 in Grapefruit League action. 

Volpe played in 17 games with 51 at-bats during Spring Training, recording 16 hits, three home runs, five RBI while drawing eight walks and swiping five stolen bases, making his offensive case to be on the Opening Day roster.  Volpe was drafted by the Yankees in the 2019 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft with the 30th overall pick.  

The Morristown, N.J. product out of the Delbarton School, Volpe has proven that he can hit against major league talent after his course through Double-A Somerset and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre during last season.  

Between Double-A and Triple-A last season, Volpe played in 132 games with 596 plate appearances and recorded 127 hits, 35 doubles, 21 home runs, 65 RBI, with 65 walks, and 50 stolen bases. 

Volpe was nominated as Baseball America’s Minor League All-Star during the 2021 season with the Hudson Valley Renegades, selected twice as MilB.com Organization All-Star in 2021 and 2022, and was selected to the Futures Game in 2022 in his progression through the New York Yankees organization.  

The New York Yankees will open the 2023 Major League Baseball season at home against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, March 30 at 1:05 p.m. EDT. 

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