During the Yankees Hot Stove show on the YES Network, play-by-play man Michael Kay dropped an interesting nugget about top Yankees prospect Anthony Volpe saying that there is a chance the New Jersey native could end up in the Bronx next season.
“Brian told him you have a chance at this job the way you preform in spring training, just want to let you know.”
Kay added that Volpe has been working out, including heading to Tampa to try to “win the job.”
Anthony Volpe is really about to show up at spring training and steal this shortstop job right from Peraza isn’t he 👀— Fireside Yankees (@FiresideYankees) December 28, 2022
Will Volpe, who was a standout performer for the Somerset Patriots last summer make the leap to Major Leauge shortstop before Opening Day? That will be one of many questions.
The Yankees have a logjam at shortstop with Oswald Peraza, Oswaldo Cabrera and Isiah Kiner-Flaefa all ahead of him on the depth chart.
Cabrera has shown an ability to play outfield, and is penciled in to be the Yankees left fielder. Peraza could be the favorite right now heading into spring training. The 22-year old Peraza did hit .306 in 18 games at short at the end of last season.
Volpe hit .236 in 22 games at Triple-A last season, that coming off a stellar stay in Somerset where he hit .251 with 18 homers and 60 RBI.
Will we see Volpe or Peraza at short this coming spring? We’ll have to watch it play out.
Somerset county’s own, Anthony Volpe sends the Patriots to the postseason for the first time as the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate with an extra innings walkoff home run on the final day of the first half!🤩 pic.twitter.com/HI33kA2NJx— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) July 18, 2022