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Anthony Volpe's Time Has Arrived - The Yankees Announce Their Top Prospect Has Made The Team And Will Make His MLB Debut On Opening Day

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Thank the fucking heavens. For once, the New York Yankees used common sense and rewarded their well-deserving top prospect. They NEVER do this shit. It's always about service time and waiting for the last possible second to call up a young stud. Not this time. 

Anthony Volpe came to camp this Spring and made it clear without a shred of a doubt that he belonged in the big leagues. The Yankees told everyone there would be an open competition for short, but I truly believe they felt like it would be a foregone conclusion that Oswald Peraza would win the job. Volpe took the chance and ran with it, posting a 1.064 OPS in 60 plate appearances while also looking the part in the field. The number 5 prospect in the sport is now a big leaguer and I could not be more excited. Without a doubt, the New York Yankees got much better today. 

Here's the moment he found out. Boone coulda had a little better delivery here, but regardless a really cool moment. I'm a sucker for these kind of videos. 

Is it bad I knew what was coming and still believed Boone was gonna send him down at the end? That's how this org has programed my brain. 

Question now becomes what do you do with Oswald Peraza, a very talented infielder who showed out late last year when he debuted with the club. I'd say most likely he starts the year in AAA, which is kind of a bummer. Both Volpe and Peraza belong at this level right now. Does Cashman find a trade partner for Gleyber and free up that spot? Few days to finalize the roster so only time will tell. Really wish there wasn't this logjam in the infield and you could play all the kids. Don't get me wrong, I'm beyond stoked for Volpe to be on this team, but Oswald belongs as well. No reason he should be starting the season in AAA, but injuries always happen so I'm sure he'll be up here soon enough. 

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A few months ago it looked like Aaron Judge might be the right fielder for the San Francisco Giants playing on Opening Day in the Bronx with Volpe stuck down in the minors. Honestly, would have been one of the darkest days in the franchise's history. Now it's quite the opposite. Judge is captain of the Yankees and Volpe is on the big league team. Get me to Thursday.