New York Yankees

FORT MYERS, FL- MARCH 13: Anthony Volpe #77 of the New York Yankees runs during a spring training game against the Minnesota Twins on March 13, 2023 at the Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)

Anthony Volpe, the kid from Somerset County, who starred with the Somerset Patriots last summer could find his way onto the New York Yankees Major League roster come Opening Day in two weeks.

Volpe has hit the cover off the ball this spring hitting .333 with 10 hits in 30 at bats. He owns a pair of home runs, three RBI, seven runs scored and seven stolen bases. He has done everything the Yankees could have asked.

It would be an amazing feat for Volpe, who is ranked as the Bombers top prospect to crack the opening day roster. By all accounts the Yankees have a logjam at shortstop with Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Oswaldo Peraza also vying for the starting job.  It is also likely the Yankees have Gleyber Torres and D.J. LeMahieu over at second base.

If the Yankees are looking at the competition head-to-head, Volpe is winning. Peraza has struggled statistically speaking, hitting at .227 with a home run and an RBI. Falefa is also hitting .227 with a homer, three RBI and four stolen bases.

Aaron Boone hopped on with ex-Yankee slugger and Toms River product Todd Fraizer on Foul Territory.

“Those conversations will take place in earnest,” Aaron Boone said. “He has performed. He’s very much in the running.”

As for Volpe himself, he spoke with the Patriots Steven Cusumano about the spring.

As for Jasson Dominguez, the Martian is heading to minor league camp to finish out Spring Training. There is a shot local Yankees fans will see him again in Somerset. Hold onto your hats.

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