The New York Yankees, not unlike the St. Louis Cardinals, have made the decision to put their top prospect on the Opening Day roster.
Late last week, the team announced that top shortstop prospect Anthony Volpe would be on the roster to start the season and would get his chance to claim the starting shortstop job.
The 21-year-old has impressed in the minor leagues and is somebody who the Yankees are very high on.
On Tuesday, Volpe commented on his latest accomplishment, expressing his gratitude to the Yankees for allowing him to achieve his dream and his excitement to get started.
Sweet dreams. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/9VvLL7vpDh
— MLB (@MLB) March 29, 2023
Volpe said that making the big-league roster for the Yankees has been the dream ever since he was a child growing up in New Jersey.
Now that the dream has come true, Volpe finds himself at a loss for words.
This is the ultimate dream scenario for the top shortstop prospect.
He’s put in countless hours to make sure he got his chance to prove himself to everybody and help carry the Yankees back to the postseason.
The Yankees did not add another shortstop this past winter despite players such as Trea Turner, Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts, and Dansby Swanson being available.
They ultimately believed that Volpe could provide what they were missing.
As things stand now, it appears that the Yankees were right about Volpe, who had a strong spring and ultimately forced the team’s hand when it came time to make some key decisions.
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