Anthony Volpe Prepares for Superstar Breakthrough in 2024, Intense Training Underway Following Flashes of Greatness

Published 02/04/2024, 7:50 AM EST

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Remember Anthony Volpe, the electrifying rookie who rocketed onto the scene last year with a 20/20 campaign and a Gold Glove at shortstop? Well, fasten your seatbelts, New York Yankees fans, because Volpe 2.0 is primed for a breakout season, and he’s got a plan to make it happen.

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Gone are the jitters of a rookie year that, while impressive, was also inconsistent. Now, armed with a year of big-league experience under his belt, Volpe is laser-focused on ironing out the kinks and taking his game to the next level.

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“I think just taking some of the strengths of my game and trying to make those more consistent,” Volpe said at a recent Yankees event, according to The New York Post. “With that, ironing out some of the things that can set me up for as much success as I expect,” added the shortstop.

That “success” doesn’t just mean personal accolades. Volpe’s got his sights set on helping the Yankees bounce back from a disappointing 2023 season. “We’ve all been down there for probably about a month now, so everyone’s primed up ready to go,” he said, emphasizing the team’s early start to Spring Training. “We want to hit the ground running.”

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Hitting the ground running, they will, with a lineup bolstered by the arrival of slugger Juan Soto. While the trade that brought Soto home meant saying goodbye to some teammates, Anthony Volpe’s focus is on the bigger picture. “It was bittersweet for sure,” he acknowledged, “but all in all, at the end of the day, it’s great opportunities. Going forward, I know I’m really excited.”

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Remember, this is a guy who earned the starting shortstop job last year by beating out stiff competition. He’s not afraid of pressure, and he’s got the talent to back it up.

With the 2024 season just around the corner, Yankee Stadium better brace itself for the Volpe show, version 2.0, and it’s going to be a thrill ride—one that extends to Volpe embracing GM Brian Cashman’s grand vision for the Yankees’ future.

Volpe Swings for the Fences in 2024

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Yankees’ shortstop Anthony Volpe isn’t fazed by Cashman’s pressure to “crush it offensively” this year. After a rookie season that wowed defensively but underwhelmed at the plate, Volpe is hungrier than ever to prove himself.

“Last year didn’t come close to cutting it,” Volpe declared to The Post. “I know where I have to be, and all the work I’m doing leading up to that will be toward that goal.” He’s already planning an intense offseason training regimen, focusing on improving his bat and potentially incorporating more bunting, as suggested by manager Aaron Boone.

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Defense? Nailed it. Volpe’s Gold Glove win in 2023 cemented his defensive prowess. But he’s not resting on his laurels. This young star is ready to dominate on both sides of the field.

Yankee fans get ready to erupt. Volpe is embracing the challenge, fueled by his own fire and the team’s high expectations. With his talent, dedication, and newfound hunger, 2024 could be the year he becomes a baseball superstar. 

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Shrabana Sengupta

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"Those who gaze outward dream, but those who turn inward awaken." A pro-writer for MLB EssentiallySports, I’ve been a fan of the New York Yankees since my school days. In my adolescent years, I was introduced to the iconic franchise through one of my beloved Friends characters, Joey.
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