Anthony Volpe

Anthony Volpe

22-Year-Old ShortstopSS
New York Yankees
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Volpe's season line (.246/.341/.450) was fine, but he got off to a pretty rough start at Double-A, whether due to an adjustment to the pitching, the cooler spring weather in the Eastern League, or just random variance. From June 10 on, he hit .268/.360/.492 with 14 home runs, 29 steals (on 32 attempts), a 17.7 K% and an 11.4 BB% -- numbers much more in line with preseason expectations. Volpe has always been a hit-over-power prospect whose minor-league steals totals have exceeded his speed grades from scouts (generally considered a 55-grade runner). Considering Isiah Kiner-Falefa (26 SB attempts) and Gleyber Torres (15 SB attempts) had the green light, Volpe should get the same, but it would still be unwise to expect him to approach the 41.5 steals he averaged over the past two years in the minors. Slow starts aside, Volpe's AVG declined steadily as he climbed the ranks (.302 at Single-A, .286 at High-A, .251 at Double-A, .236 at Triple-A). He only got 99 plate appearances at Triple-A to close the year, posting a career-worst 30.3 K%. That said, he was 21 and won't turn 22 until late-April. The Yankees are keeping the middle infield clear for some combination of Torres, Oswald Peraza and Volpe, and Volpe is the least ready of that trio, so it shouldn't be assumed that he will be given the job early in 2023. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#282
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $720,000 contract with the Yankees in March of 2023.
Hits three-run blast in win
SSNew York Yankees
May 31, 2023
Volpe went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's 10-2 win over the Mariners.
ANALYSIS
Volpe notched his first extra-base hit since May 21 after taking Logan Gilbert deep to left center in the third to put the Yankees up 6-0. The 22-year-old has not had a multi-hit game since May 14 and has now dipped below The Mendoza Line with a .198/.277/.365 slash line to go with eight homers, 24 RBI, 23 runs, 13 steals and a 21:67 BB:K over 220 plate appearances.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
18
4
10
12
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
7
1
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+25%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
+25%
OPS vs RHP
2022
No Stats
2021
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021vs Left .528 51 4 1 2 0 .136 .255 .273
Since 2021vs Right .660 173 19 7 22 13 .210 .277 .382
2023vs Left .528 51 4 1 2 0 .136 .255 .273
2023vs Right .660 173 19 7 22 13 .210 .277 .382
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2022
No Stats
2021
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021Home .658 128 16 6 15 12 .202 .281 .377
Since 2021Away .594 96 7 2 9 1 .184 .260 .333
2023Home .658 128 16 6 15 12 .202 .281 .377
2023Away .594 96 7 2 9 1 .184 .260 .333
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Anthony Volpe compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.31
 
BB Rate
9.4%
 
K Rate
30.4%
 
BABIP
.246
 
ISO
.164
 
AVG
.194
 
OBP
.272
 
SLG
.358
 
OPS
.631
 
wOBA
.281
 
Exit Velocity
89.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
38.1%
 
Barrels/PA
6.3%
 
Expected BA
.221
 
Expected SLG
.398
 
Sprint Speed
25.5 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
42.4%
 
Line Drive %
18.9%
 
Fly Ball %
38.6%
 
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
While Volpe went from unranked prospect to one of the top statistical performers in the minors in 2021, his hard-hit data and strong plate skills make it easier to fully buy into his out-of-nowhere production. The 20-year-old from New Jersey is not without pedigree, Volpe was the No. 30 overall pick in 2019. However, he logged just a .704 OPS in 34 games in the Appalachian League after signing and was then out of sight and out of mind for the 2020 season. His 19.7 K% and 15.2 BB% were very strong marks for an age-appropriate hitter at Low-A and High-A. He also logged hard-hit rates that would be more in line with a corner outfielder at Triple-A, rather than a middle infielder in the lower levels. Adding to the fantasy appeal, Volpe stole 33 bases in 42 tries, making the most of his .423 OBP and above-average speed. He excels at working the count and getting something he can drive, as evidenced by groundball rates below 30% at both stops. It's unclear if he'll end up at shortstop or if he will man the keystone, but the hope is that his bat will be good enough to profile at any position and deserve placement in one of the top three spots of a big-league lineup. He will likely spend all of 2022 at Double-A and Triple-A.
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Taking seat Monday
SSNew York Yankees
May 29, 2023
Volpe is not in the lineup Monday versus the Mariners, Gary Phillips of the New York Daily News reports.
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Slugs another homer
SSNew York Yankees
May 18, 2023
Volpe went 1-for-2 with a home run in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays.
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Sitting out Wednesday
SSNew York Yankees
May 17, 2023
Volpe is absent from the lineup for Wednesday's game in Toronto, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
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Homers in loss
SSNew York Yankees
May 15, 2023
Volpe went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 8-7 loss against the Rays.
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Collects two more steals
SSNew York Yankees
May 14, 2023
Volpe went 1-for-4 with two stolen bases and a run in Saturday's 9-8 victory versus the Rays.
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