New York Yankees shortstop Anthony Volpe was born in 2001.
It was a really profitable interval for the Yanks: they’d gained 4 World Collection in 5 years from 1996 to 2000.
Though they misplaced the Fall Traditional in dramatic vogue throughout that 2001 season, Volpe grew up as a Yankees fan idolizing Derek Jeter.
On the age of eight, he received to observe his favourite participant win the World Collection in 2009, which occurred to be the final time the Yanks gained the title.
He was 13 when he received Jeter’s autograph on the 2014 All-Star Sport.
Take a look at this cool picture, shared by Sarah Langs and others.
of the 2014 all-star sport!!
baseball is the most effective!! https://t.co/azOTf15AqC
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) March 27, 2023
Lots has occurred within the 9 years since this picture was taken.
He went to Delbarton Faculty in Morristown, New Jersey, and hit .488 with seven house runs, 34 RBIs and 17 stolen bases as a senior.
After being named New Jersey Excessive Faculty’s 2019 Participant of the Yr by Good Sport, Volpe had dedicated to enjoying faculty baseball at Vanderbilt College.
His favourite group got here calling, although.
The Yankees took him within the first spherical of the 2019 MLB Draft, and he agreed to surrender his dedication to Vanderbilt and signal with their dream group.
Now, after dominating the minors in 2021 and 2022 (he hit 21 homers and stole 50 bases final yr), he is gained shortstop competitors within the Yankees’ camp and may comply with in Jeter’s footsteps.
He’ll change into the youngest Yankees participant to make his MLB debut on Opening Day since… Derek Jeter.
Baseball actually is, as Langs says, the most effective.
The Yankees have some lingering selections to make