The batting order of Anthony Volpi (21), who became the youngest starting shortstop in the New York Yankees’ season opener in 27 years after ‘Captain Jeter’, was revealed. Same position as Derek Jeter.
MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, reported on the 28th (Korean time) that New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone mentioned Volpi’s appearance in the opening game.
According to this, Volfi will start as a shortstop 9 times in the 2023 season opener against the San Francisco Giants on the 31st. It is a place where the burden of hitting can be reduced.
Also, this is the same position as Jeter in the opening game in 1996, 27 years ago. At the time, Jeter started nine times at shortstop in the opening game against the Cleveland Indians (the club’s name at the time).
The game will be held at New Yankee Stadium, home of the New York Yankees. In other words, Volpi will succeed Jeter at New Yankee Stadium, the heart of New York.
Volfi was born on April 28, 2001 and is still 21 years old. As of the opening day, it will be 21 years and 336 days. This is the youngest record since Jeter (21 years, 281 days) at the opening game in 1996.
The reason why the New York Yankees made an unconventional choice was their performance in exhibition games. Volpi recorded a batting average of 0.302, 3 homers, an on-base percentage of 0.413 and an OPS of 1.036 in these 18 demonstration games.스포츠토토
Volpi was selected 30 times in the first round by the New York Yankees in the 2019 rookie draft, and was ranked 14th overall by Baseball America in this preseason.
Last year, he recorded a batting average of 0.249, 21 home runs, and an OPS of 0.802 in 132 double-A and triple-A minor league games under the New York Yankees.
Attention is focusing on whether Volfi, who became the youngest player in 27 years since Jeter to be the starting shortstop for the opening game of the New York Yankees, will be able to become the successor to ‘Captain Jeter’.
Meanwhile, the New York Yankees will make ace Gerrit Cole (33) the starting pitcher for the opening game against San Francisco on the 31st. It is a selection match against Logan Webb (27).