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Yankees prospect Anthony Volpe is moving on up to Triple-A. Photo: Somerset Patriots.

It’s the end of an era in some respects for one of the most prized prospects in the Yankees Farm System, and one of the best to don a Somerset Patriots uniform. Anthony Volpe is moving on up to Triple-A Scranton as a corresponding move by the Bronx Bombers who also promoted Oswald Peraza to the Major League roster as rosters expand to 40 players. Peraza is the Yankees’ number two ranked prospect trailing only Volpe.

Volpe, a Somerset County native, got the rare chance to play in his hometown in front of friends and family this season, and absolutely owned the moment. Volpe was the team leader in home runs (18), RBIs (60), SLG (.472), hits (106), doubles (31), triples (4, T-1st), extra-base hits (53), total bases (199), runs (71), multi-hit games (26) and stolen bases (44).

He also ranked second on the team in batting average (.251), OPS (.820), and walks (57) and third in OBP (.348), making it so that he ranked top three on the team in 16 different offensive categories.

For the season, Volpe ranks among the Eastern League leaders in several statistics. He is tied for first in doubles (31) and extra-base hits (52), second in runs (71) and stolen bases (44), and third in total bases (199).

In the months of  June and July alone, Volpe slashed a .297/.354/.560 with 10 home runs and 27 RBIs.

Let’s look back on some Volpe magic!

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