The New York Yankees had a disaster of a regular season.
Back in spring training, everyone thought they would be one of the top contenders for the AL pennant.
Yet, that could not be further from the case.
The Yankees ended the regular season with an 82-80 record and finished seven games out of a playoff spot.
Even with no team success, some individuals had strong seasons.
Gerrit Cole is set to win his first AL Cy Young Award, along with another 37 home runs from Aaron Judge.
But, the development of rookie Anthony Volpe has been vital.
Even though Volpe struggled at the plate, he had a great defensive season.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone thinks Volpe will win a Gold Glove, via Talkin’ Yanks.
Aaron Boone is confident about Anthony Volpe's Gold Glove chances pic.twitter.com/GZxq2wFT0Z
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) October 3, 2023
Volpe had an abysmal season offensively.
Luckily, he did not allow that to affect his defense.
According to Fielding Bible, Volpe ranks tied for second this year in defensive runs saved amongst shortstops.
His 16 defensive runs saved only trail Chicago Cubs shortstop Dansby Swanson who had 18.
One stat going against Volpe is outs above average.
According to StatCast, he only has one out above average this year which ranks tied for 112th in baseball.
There is no question Volpe was very good defensively this year.
But, it may be a bit too optimistic to think he is going to win a Gold Glove this season.
The good thing for the Yankees is that Volpe is only 22 years old.
He will continue to get better both at the plate and in the field with more experience.NEXT: Yankees Reliever Ends Season With Elite Award