Top prospect Anthony Volpe heads to Triple-A after Yankees call up Oswald Peraza

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The call-up of No. 2 prospect Oswald Peraza to the New York Yankees‘ September roster has opened the Triple-A opportunity for one of the brightest Bombers’ prospects Anthony Volpe at the RailRiders. The MLB debut of Peraza has brought the 21-year-old prospect a step closer to his big-league dream.

Volpe was taken with the 30th pick in the 1st round of the 2019 MLB Draft. In 109 games and 492 at-bats with Somerset this season, he has hit .252 with 18 home runs and 60 RBIs. He also has an OPS of .820 and 31 doubles, 3 triples, and 44 stolen bases.

The top Yankees prospect was moved up to Triple-A on Thursday and he is now on the roaster of New York’s MiLB affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, sources told Dan Martin of The Post. This happened after the injury-riddled Yankees called up their No. 2 prospect, Oswald Peraza, to their major league series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. This was possible because rosters could hold up to 28 players for the last month of the regular season.

Volpe is a huge fan of the Yankees and Derek Jeter. He got to play in the Futures Game at Target Field in Minnesota during the All-Star Weekend in July. It was the same stadium where he went to see his hero Jeter play in his last Midsummer Classic at the 2014 All-Star Game.

After getting out to a sluggish start, the former Delbarton, NJ, shortstop is having a spectacular season with the Double-A Somerset Patriots.

The 21-year-old was taken with the 30th pick in the 1st round of the 2019 MLB Draft. In 109 games and 492 at-bats with Somerset this season, Volpe has hit .252 with 18 home runs and 60 RBIs. He also has an OPS of .820 and 31 doubles, 3 triples, and 44 stolen bases.

 “It’s not too often you get to play against the best of the best, so I’m really excited,” Volpe, the No. 5 prospect in baseball, according to MLB.com, said before the game “So far it’s been crazy.  It’s something I’ll remember for the rest of my life; it’s a huge honor to be representing the Yankees.”

The 22-year-old Peraza found out Thursday when he was taken out of Triple-A East affiliate the RailRiders in the middle of the game. He had already hit his 19th home run of the season earlier in the game.

Will Anthony Volpe get an MLB chance next year? Can Peraza live up to team expectations from him? Who do you feel will be a future Yankee star?

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