WATCH: Anthony Volpe Informed By Yankees Of His Status On Roster

Anthony Volpe came into New York Yankees' camp this spring with all of 22 games at Triple-A. But as the team's No. 1 prospect, and No. 5 in all of baseball, there was a very real shot at the 21-year-old taking the starting shortstop job with the Yankees. Today, manager Aaron Boone pulled him into his office and made his heart skip a beat.

The first-round pick in the 2019 MLB Draft has completed his ascension to the majors after two impressive minor league seasons, in which he had an .881 OPS, 50 home runs and 89 stolen bases. This spring, in 17 Grapefruit League games, he was batting .314 with a 1.064 OPS and five steals.

Volpe has won the starting shortstop job, despite coming into camp as probably the 3rd best bet, behind incumbent Isiah Kiner-Falefa and another top prospect just a tad ahead of him in seniority, Oswald Peraza. 
Volpe becomes only the 4th Yankee in history to make his debut at 21 years old (he turns 22 on Apr. 28th).

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