The kids are taking over the Bronx: the front office hopes that the two young players, highly rated around the league and within the organization, can help turn the Yankees season around as it has spiraled out of control in recent weeks.
With Cabrera and Peraza leaving Triple-A for the majors, the shortstop position in Scranton Wilkes-Barre is now vacant.
It was vacant, we shall say, because it has a new owner in Anthony Volpe.
Yes: the Yankees top prospect and a top-20 one in all baseball is now one step closer to the majors after mastering Double-A.
“The Yankees have announced top prospect Anthony Volpe has been promoted to Triple-A. Thanks for the memories, Anthony!” the Somerset Patriots announced via Twitter.
The Yankees have announced top prospect Anthony Volpe has been promoted to Triple-A.
Thanks for the memories, Anthony! pic.twitter.com/kWbVwhDd3J
— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) September 2, 2022
The Patriots are the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate.
Volpe Made Adjustments And Succeeded In Double-A
After a somewhat rocky start in Somerset, Volpe made adjustments and dominated the level.
In 110 games and 497 plate appearances, Volpe hit .251/.348/.472 with 18 home runs, 71 runs scored, 60 RBI, and a whopping 44 stolen bases.
He was 22 percent better than the league average hitter in Double, with his 122 wRC+.
Those numbers were good enough for him to make the jump to Scranton, where he will replace Peraza.
In all likelihood, Volpe will finish the season there, in Triple-A, and could be ready for a promotion to the Bronx at some point in the first half next season.
He remains on the path towards stardom, with upside even higher than Peraza’s, and the Yankees are taking things step by step with their prized shortstop prospects.