Anthony Volpe

Anthony Volpe

23-Year-Old ShortstopSS
New York Yankees
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Seen as a long shot to break camp entering spring training, Volpe won the starting job at shortstop for the Yankees with his performance in the Grapefruit League and went on total 601 plate appearances as a rookie. At age 21/22, he hit 21 homers and stole 24 bases, but his batting line settled at just .209/.283/.383. He totaled a meager 122 runs-plus-RBI while stuck primarily in the bottom third of the batting order, though he made 28 starts out of the leadoff spot. Volpe makes for an interesting case study entering 2024 because everything under the hood looks bad, but further development should be expected for the former top prospect. It's possible his crash course last season accelerates that development and Volpe quickly becomes the star player some evaluators expected, but right now he's looking like a playing-time-dependent accumulator. The Yankees stuck by him all year despite some low lows, and a long leash should be expected again in 2024. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Yankees in March of 2024.
Collects three RBI in win
SSNew York Yankees
July 19, 2024
Volpe went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Friday's 6-1 win versus Tampa Bay.
ANALYSIS
The New York shortstop cracked a bases-clearing double in the third inning to extend the Yankees' lead to 4-0. This performance marks Volpe's third three-RBI game of the season. Perhaps this game's success will spur the 23-year-old on to a better second half, as he entered the evening hitting a miserable .143 (12-for-84) with eight runs scored and five RBI over his previous 20 games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
57
3
3
12
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
19
4
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+15%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
+31%
OPS vs LHP
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .744 252 25 6 19 7 .252 .324 .420
Since 2022vs Right .646 795 99 21 76 32 .218 .281 .365
2024vs Left .665 118 13 1 4 3 .257 .308 .358
2024vs Right .677 328 49 5 31 12 .245 .300 .377
2023vs Left .817 134 12 5 15 4 .248 .338 .479
2023vs Right .624 467 50 16 45 20 .198 .268 .356
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2024
 
 
+12%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+14%
OPS on Road
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .659 499 58 15 51 21 .220 .289 .370
Since 2022Away .678 548 66 12 44 18 .232 .293 .385
2024Home .715 201 25 3 19 5 .265 .320 .395
2024Away .641 245 37 3 16 10 .235 .287 .354
2023Home .622 298 33 12 32 16 .188 .268 .353
2023Away .709 303 29 9 28 8 .229 .298 .411
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 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
6.5%
 
K Rate
21.3%
 
BABIP
.309
 
ISO
.124
 
AVG
.248
 
OBP
.302
 
SLG
.372
 
OPS
.674
 
wOBA
.298
 
Exit Velocity
87.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
26.0%
 
Barrels/PA
2.9%
 
Expected BA
.248
 
Expected SLG
.349
 
Sprint Speed
25.7 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
51.3%
 
Line Drive %
22.3%
 
Fly Ball %
26.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
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.
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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Demoted to sixth in batting order
SSNew York Yankees
July 4, 2024
Volpe will start at shortstop and bat sixth in Thursday's game against the Reds.
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Tallies three hits Wednesday
SSNew York Yankees
June 20, 2024
Volpe went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs Wednesday in an extra-inning loss to Baltimore.
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Swipes two bags in win
SSNew York Yankees
June 15, 2024
Volpe went 1-for-5 with a run and two stolen bases Friday in an 8-1 victory versus the Red Sox.
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Swipes 13th bag
SSNew York Yankees
June 12, 2024
Volpe went 2-for-5 with a run and a stolen base Wednesday against Kansas City in an 11-5 victory.
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Tallies three hits in victory
SSNew York Yankees
June 5, 2024
Volpe went 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs against Minnesota in a 9-5 win Wednesday.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Dropping from leadoff spot?
SSNew York Yankees
June 30, 2024
Volpe went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays, and Chris Kirschner of The Athletic believes the shortstop should soon be moved down the Yankees' batting order.
ANALYSIS
The 23-year-old moved into the leadoff spot just 13 games into the season and had a .282/.352/.432 slash line and 8.7 percent walk rate at the end of May, but he had a rough June with a .547 OPS and 2.4 percent walk rate. Volpe didn't hit a home run in the month and managed only four steals and four RBI. A move down the lineup could take the pressure off, though it could also depress his counting stats with Juan Soto and Aaron Judge no longer hitting behind him.
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