Anthony Volpe walks, steals base in MLB debut
by Luke Monaldo | Yankees Correspondent | Fri, Mar 31st 12:12am EDT
Anthony Volpe went 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in New York’s 5-0 Opening Day win against San Francisco.
Volpe showed great plate discipline in his Major League debut, drawing a walk in his first plate appearance. He also stole his first career base and should be a great source of steals this season, especially considering the new rules. Volpe is the youngest Yankee to start for the Yankees on Opening Day since Derek Jeter in 1996 and the youngest Yankee to start for New York on Opening Day making their MLB debut since Mickey Mantle in 1951. The sky is the limit for the 21-year-old, especially batting 9th with chances to turn over this talented Yankee lineup and getting on base in front of the likes of DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge.
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