- Personal Information:
- Full Name: Anthony Michael Volpe
- Date of Birth: April 28, 2001
- Age: 22 years
- Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
- Father: Michael Volpe (Urologist)
- Mother: Isabelle Volpe (Anesthesiologist)
- Relationship Status: Single
- High School: Delbarton School (Morristown, NJ)
- College: Vanderbilt University
- Career Information:
- Current Team:
- New York Yankees (Jersey #11, Position: Shortstop)
- Position: Shortstop
- Jersey Number: #11
- Draft: 1st round (30th overall) in the 2019 MLB June Amateur Draft
- Debut: March 30, 2023
- Rookie Status: Still intact through 2023
- Contract Status: Signed through 2023
- Service Time: 0.000 (as of January 2023)
- Arbitration Eligible: 2026
- Free Agent: 2029
- National Team: USA (15U, 12U)
- Current Team:
- Physical Details:
- Height: 1.75 m (5 feet 9 inches)
- Weight: 81 kg (180 pounds)
- Bats: Right
- Throws: Right
- Financial & Contractual Details:
- 2023 Contract: 1 year/$720k
- Estimated Salary for 2024: $770,000 (subject to change)
- Net Worth: Approximately $5 million
- Other Details:
Anthony Volpe Stats
- Team: New York Yankees
- Position: Shortstop
- Number: 11
Batting Statistics (2023 Season)
- Games Played (GP): 157
- At Bats (AB): 541
- Runs (R): 62
- Hits (H): 113
- Doubles (2B): 23
- Triples (3B): 4
- Home Runs (HR): 21
- Runs Batted In (RBI): 60
- Walks (BB): 52
- Strikeouts (SO): 167
- Stolen Bases (SB): 24
- Caught Stealing (CS): 5
- Batting Average (AVG): .209
- On Base Percentage (OBP): .283
- Slugging Percentage (SLG): .383
- On-base Plus Slugging (OPS): .666
- Wins Above Replacement (WAR): 3.2
Fielding Statistics (2023 Season)
- Position (POS): Shortstop
- Games Played (GP): 157
- Games Started (GS): 150
- Full Innings Played (FIP): 1346.7
- Total Chances (TC): 560
- Assists (A): 357
- Errors (E): 17
- Double Plays (DP): 63
- Fielding Percentage (FP): .970
- Range Factor (RF): 3.63
- Defensive Wins Above Replacement (DWAR): 2.4
Anthony Volpe is a promising shortstop with power-hitting potential and valuable defensive skills, but his statistics indicate a need for improvement in batting consistency and plate discipline.
Anthony Volpe 2024 Profile
Anthony Volpe — the 5 foot 9, 180 pound shortstop for the New York Yankees — was a beacon of hope in an otherwise bleak Yankees 2023 season. While expectations for any Yankees prospect are high — for any Yankees player, really — the hype behind Volpe seemed to exceed that of most others in recent years; perhaps because he plays shortstop, a position with much prestige within the Yankees franchise. Luckily, Volpe (a new York City native) more or less delivered in his rookie season with New York. And with his inevitable rookie nerves now in the past, Volpe seems poised to have a breakout 2024 season.
In this article, we’ll discuss Anthony Volpe’s general information, his background before making it to the MLB, how his rookie season went, and what we can expect from Volpe’s second year in the big leagues.
Anthony Volpe General Information
Anthony Michael Volpe was born on April 28, 2001, in New York City, New York, United States. His parents are Michael Volpe and Isabelle Volpe. Both are doctors, with Michael being a urologist and Isabelle being an anesthesiologist. Anthony Volpe is currently single.
In what is to be a pre-arbitration year for Volpe (because he hasn’t yet earned three years of MLB service time, and hasn’t negotiated a new contract with the New York Yankees yet), Anthony Volpe is set to make $770,000 in 2024 — although that is subject to change, in case the Yankees offer him a new contract. Volpe’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
Anthony Volpe wears jersey number 11, and both bats and throws with his right hand.
Anthony Volpe Background
Volpe was born and raised in New York, and his family had partial season tickets to New York Yankees games growing up — which contributed to Volpe becoming a big Yankees fan.
Volpe spent his high school years at Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey. As a senior there, Volpe hit .488 with 7 home runs, 34 RBIs, and 17 stolen bases. He was named the 2019 New Jersey High School Player of the Year by Perfect Game, and soon committed to play college baseball at Vanderbilt University.
However, Volpe was considered a top prospect in his 2019 MLB Draft class. So when the New York Yankees drafted Volpe in the first round (with the 30th overall pick) of the 2019 MLB Draft, Volpe decided to sign with New York instead of attend Vanderbilt.
After signing with the Yankees, Volpe made his professional debut with the Pulaski Yankees of the Rookie Advanced Appalachian League. Over 34 games in that 2019 season, he batted .215 with 2 home runs and 11 RBIs.
Because there was no minor league baseball played in 2020 due to the pandemic, Volpe spent that 2020 season working to gain muscle and improving his swing. Volpe’s hard work soon paid off in 2021, when he started the season with the Yankees’ Low-A affiliated organization and hit .302 with 12 home runs and 49 RBIs in 54 games played.
After that, Volpe was promoted to the Yankees’ High-A affiliated team. He spent a full season with this club, hitting 27 home runs and stealing 33 bases.
Then considered to be one of the top prospects in all of baseball, Anthony Volpe started the 2022 season with the Yankees’ AA-level team. In July of that season, Volpe also represented the American League in the All-Star Futures Game. After hitting .252 with 18 home runs and 60 RBIs in 109 games with that AA team, Volpe was promoted to the Yankees AAA-level team, and was one step away from making it to the major leagues.
The Yankees invited Anthony Volpe to their 2023 spring training camp, where he competed for the team’s starting shortstop role. On March 26, 2023, the Yankees announced that Volpe had earned a spot on the team’s Opening Day roster, and would be their starting shortstop.
Anthony Volpe’s MLB Career So Far
In making his MLB debut March 30, 2023, Volpe became the youngest player to start a Yankees season opener since Derek Jeter in 1996. In his debut, Volpe went 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base. Volpe recorded his first major league hit in the second game of the season on April 1, and became the first Yankee to steal at least one base in each of his first two Major League games. Volpe hit his first major league home run on April 14.
Volpe started the 2023 season by going 10-for-10 in steal attempts, and after hitting a grand-slam on May 10, became the youngest Yankees player (22 years and 12 days old) to hit a grand slam at Yankee Stadium.
Volpe hit his 20th home run of the season on September 1. In doing so, Volpe became the 15th MLB rookie with 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in a season. Volpe also became the third rookie shortstop in MLB history to pass the 20 home run, 20 stolen base mark.
By the end of his rookie season, Anthony Volpe hit .209 (the lowest batting average in the American League) with 21 home runs, 60 RBIs, and 24 stolen bases.
Anthony Volpe 2024 Season Forecast
Although Anthony Volpe’s rookie season should be considered a success, his .209 batting average suggests there is still much room for improvement and development for the 22 year old shortstop. However, the fact that Volpe was hitting for power, stealing bases, and playing excellent defense throughout the season has most Yankees fans believing that they have found their shortstop for the future. And the 2024 season presents the perfect opportunity for Anthony Volpe to prove it to them even further.
If he can increase that batting average to, say, .250, and produce similar home runs and stolen bases (while still performing well on defense), Volpe’s 2024 year is set up for success. Yet, Volpe is a Yankee — which means his success is tied to that of his team. Hopefully Volpe’s 2024 season will bring more wins to the Yankees than they had in 2023.
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