So, this is a tough one to write, that is even harder as I do this in November, when nothing’s been finalized about next year’s rosters. Anthony Volpe could break camp with the Yankees or he could be called up late in the year like the Oswald/o’s. Yankees desperately need to look back at what they did in the mid-90s, and turn the page on signing all these vets, who kinda suck. Israel Diner-Falafel was a terrible signing at the time and it never got better, but this is what the Yankees have done for almost 25 years now. There’s someone reading this who wasn’t even alive for when the Yankees used to promote prospects. Me, being 17 years old, I don’t know any of this. I blew dust off Wikipedia to read about it. That’s right, I started Razzball when I was 5 years old. I was the Doogie Howser of fantasy baseball ‘perts. I don’t even get the Doogie Howser reference that I just made. I’m too young. Was he related to Dick Howser? Dot dot dot. Who I also don’t know — again –> too young. When the Yanks had the Core Four just coming up, I was actually a Yankees fan. Fantasy baseball and moving away from Jersey deadened most of my Yankees fandom, and sanded-down the sharp edges of the rest, but there was one point when the Yankees didn’t just go out and sign every $200 million free agent. That’s why I don’t know how accurate this Anthony Volpe 2023 fantasy rookie post can be about his playing time. I could see the Yankees go to Anthony Volpe in April or sign Carlos Correa for a two-year deal and talk about teaching Volpe to play 2nd. Anything’s on the table. So, what can we expect from Anthony Volpe for 2023 fantasy baseball?

If a guy might not be up until September, what are we doing here? Guess we can watch Anthony Volpe in a few select Yanks clips (Clips? They’re the RailRiders now!):

Meh, so Anthony Volpe is fast. A lot of guys are fast.

Oh, daddy’s got some power, huh? Well, pull power is just so whatever, especially when Yankee Stadium’s short porch is on the other side–

Gotcha, so he doesn’t need to pull the ball. Heard. Loud and clear. Because it’s the Yankees, Anthony Volpe has the hype and a ton of video. He was the first guy who I searched for videos of, and there was multiple possibilities for each attribute. Speed, power and fielding were all on display. Volpe is also from Jersey and has a chance to be the face of the franchise. He’s a high makeup kid that can be a star. That doesn’t mean much for us, except it guarantees he’s going to be overrated from Day 1. Doesn’t hurt that he could be a 20/30/.270 guy from the jump. At 21 years of age, I just don’t see the Yankees going to him on Opening Day, unless he comes in with the lead for the job and absolutely wins it. The problem is if he’s not given the chance in spring to win the job, do the Yankees sign a one-year free agent again? It’s so hard to say, which takes us back to the opening. Could give Volpe anywhere from 550 ABs to 100. Could even see the Yankees saying they’re doing the Israel Diner thing for another year, then letting him play every day for a month until he becomes a utility guy, letting Volpe come up. So many scenarios are possible here! For 2023, I’ll give Anthony Volpe projections of 39/9/36/.254/14 in 302 ABs with a chance for much more or less.

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Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
23 days ago

The Outlaws on Netflix. Seen it? Watched the first episode. Is it worth continuing? Haven’t decided.

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

The first episode was ok. You have high standards that I respect that’s why I asked!

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Oh man, that’s hard.
Yeah White Lotus is on the list.
I still need to start Hacks- I’m behind.
I liked Welcome to Wrexam on FX

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Thanks, I’ll check it out. Have a good one.

Smitty
23 days ago

Please in this case give the kid a shot and bet he runs with it, pun intended

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
23 days ago

Grey!??

Loved it, love Volpe.

George Carlin quote of the day for November 14, 2022

‘After “Jammin’ In New York”, I went from a comedian who wrote his own material to a writer who performed his own material… I became socially conscious, and found I had something to say that wasn’t too common.’

New York Times Interview, 1995

Cheers,
Ante

leon
leon
23 days ago

thoughts on oswaldo cabrera for 2023?

junior56
junior56
23 days ago

Morning Grey

Is Merrill Kelly a hold or a trade for 2023? 16 team Dynasty.

Jimmy
Jimmy
23 days ago

What about Peraza…he has looked good in his limited playing time? Could they both play? Form a young keystone combo? That would awesome! Great stuff thank you!

Sean
Sean
23 days ago

Could you see the Yankees rolling with Oswald Peraza at SS in 2023? He seems like the forgotten man often when people are talking about the future of the Yankees SS position. What do you think the future of these two is?