The New York Yankees have their new shortstop for the 2023 season.
This new shortstop did not join the team via free agency or trade.
Rather, he was already in the Yankees organization and was the team’s top prospect.
After a strong spring, the Yankees announced that the No. 5 prospect in all of baseball, Anthony Volpe, had made the team and would receive the reins at shortstop.
Since the retirement of Derek Jeter, the Yankees haven’t had a shortstop of that caliber.
On Twitter, Jeter commented on Volpe’s success and congratulated him for making the team, saying that there is nothing like playing shortstop for the Yankees.
Congratulations @Volpe_Anthony. There’s nothing like playing shortstop for the New York Yankees. https://t.co/wP5eeezgbj
— Derek Jeter (@derekjeter) March 29, 2023
Jeter obviously has a ton of experience in that department.
The Hall-of-Famer came up to the big leagues late in the 1995 season and emerged as the team’s starting shortstop the next year.
He also helped guide the Bronx Bombers to four World Series titles in a five-year span, and even contributed heavily to their World Series run in 2009.
So naturally, he knows a thing or two about playing shortstop for the Yankees.
Volpe has been highly touted by the Yankees and is somebody they believe can help them win now and return to the World Series.
The 21-year-old had a very impressive spring and proved to the team that he was ready to take on the challenge of handling shortstop duties.
Jeter understands that it takes hard work and is clearly happy to see that all of Volpe’s hard work this spring has paid off.NEXT: Anthony Volpe Comments On His Big Opportunity