Captain’ Derek Jeter congratulated newcomer Anthony Volpi (21), who is likely to play as the starting shortstop for the opening game of the New York Yankees in the Major League Baseball in the 2023 season.
“Congratulations, Volfi-Anthony,” Jeter said. There is nothing better than playing shortstop for the New York Yankees,” he posted on Twitter on the 29th (hereafter local time).
Jeter is a legend who played for the Yankees from 1995 to 2014 and won five World Series championships. He has been permanently removed (uniform number 2) as well as inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Like Volfi, Jeter started his career with the Yankees at age 21. Jeter grew up in the southwest Michigan city of Kalamazoo, but was born in Pequonock, New Jersey, about 35 miles north of Watchung, where Volfi was born.
The Yankees officially announced on the 26th that they would include the rookie shortstop on their opening day roster. “I’m very excited,” Volpi said in a press interview. “My heart raced, but I don’t have much to say right now.
He was selected by the Yankees in the first round of the 2019 MLB Draft. Born and raised in northern New Jersey, he said, “My entire family is a Yankees fan, so I naturally fell in love with pinstripe uniforms.” The distance from his house to Yankee Stadium is only about 64 kilometers.
He was evaluated as the Yankees best and the 5th best prospect in the big leagues ahead of the opening of this season.
Volpi participated in 17 games in this exhibition game and recorded a batting average of 0.314, OPS 1.064, 3 home runs and 6 doubles.
Volfi, who is highly anticipated as Jeter’s successor,안전놀이터 will be responsible for the infield defense along with Anthony Rizzo, Glaber Torres and Josh Donaldson for the San Francisco Giants’ opening three games.