Cashman On Yanks Prospect Anthony Volpe: 'He Looks Like The Real Deal'

Nov 16, 2021 268

BY: Kyle Glaser

The Yankees had 12 first-round or supplemental first-round picks from 2009-18. Only four of those picks have reached the majors, and only one—Aaron Judge—has more than 1.5 career wins above replacement as measured by Baseball-Reference.

Given that recent track record in the draft, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman described 2019 first-rounder Anthony Volpe’s breakout performance this season as “refreshing" Tuesday at the annual GM meetings. Volpe, 20, hit .294/.423/.604 with 27 home runs, 86 RBIs and 33 stolen bases across Low-A and High-A. He led the minors with 113 runs scored and finished second with a 1.027 OPS, rising to No. 22 on the BA Top 100 in the process.

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