Anthony Volpe Hits A Pair Of Home Runs, But Don’t Overlook His Defense

Anthony Volpe

Anthony Volpe exudes a calm and collected manner.

His calmness kept him composed when he struggled to get going, hitting just.203 in the season’s first two months.

And it was the same frame of mind that could only see the results of the games as he homered in both ends of Double-A Somerset‘s doubleheader sweep of Richmond on Thursday, the latest chapter in a flipped screenplay since the beginning of June.

The 21-year-old, who was already in high gear, turned on the opening pitch from starter Matt Frisbee in the nightcap and sent it over the wall in left-center to give Somerset an early lead that it never gave up, winning 6-3.

Anthony Volpe Stated That He Wanted To Be Aggressive and Jump On A Good Pitch

The 2019 first-round Draft pick discovered that his first experience in the Eastern League was quite the challenge, despite his stellar 2021 season catapulting him onto the national prospect radar. Volpe, who had an OPS of 1.027 between two levels last year, was sitting at a.684 clip as the season’s third month came to an end.

Anthony Volpe‘s appeal stems in part from his versatility, even when his bat took a while to turn around. He has the most stolen bases in the Yankees organization with 37, and on Thursday he made another outstanding defensive play by diving into a full extension up the middle before leaping up and throwing to first base.

Anthony Volpe, the center of a Somerset team that was already strong, has recently gotten more support from the Patriots on both sides of the field.

With the recent additions of No. 10 prospect Everson Pereira and No. 4 prospect Austin Wells from New York, Volpe’s lineup protection appears to be considerably more formidable. Since being promoted, Wells has hit safely in 13 of 16 games, including a current 12-game string.

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