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Scout Says Yankees' Anthony Volpe Isn't a Major League Shortstop

One scout isn't sold on Yankees top prospect Anthony Volpe as a major league shortstop.
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Anthony Volpe is on the cusp of breaking into the major leagues with the New York Yankees, whether that's on Opening Day or later in the season.

The Yankees' No. 1 prospect, who is also MLB Pipeline's fifth-best prospect overall, has been showing out in Spring Training, as he tries to win the starting shortstop job.

In addition to Volpe, fellow top prospect Oswald Peraza and veteran infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa are also fighting for the position. 

While Volpe has a legitimate shot at winning the shortstop job, one American League scout told Dan Martin of The New York Post that he thinks the 21-year-old will wind up being a second baseman.   

“He’s always reminded me of Dustin Pedroia,” the scout said. “He’s on the small side, like Dustin, yet he hits everything with authority. And he plays the game like he’s on fire, which [Pedroia] did, too.”

Now, this is no knock on Volpe, as Pedroia had a stellar 14-year career with the Boston Red Sox as their second baseman. 

With Grapefruit League play winding down, Volpe is slashing .308/.438/.590 with a 1.027 OPS.

Volpe has a future with the Yankees and in the big-leagues, but at least one scout thinks his future will be at second base, as opposed to shortstop. 

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