“Enjoy it and Embrace it”: Derek Jeter Fills 22-Year-Old Yankees Rookie With Glee Through a Special Gesture

Derek Jeter is undoubtedly one of the iconic players in the Yankees’ history. Safe to say, many young prospects followed Jeter’s career and idolized him. Yankees’ 22-year-old rookie, Anthony Volpe is one of those persons who idolizes Jeter. Recently, Volpe had a conversation with his idol and shared some details about his chat. 

Volpe’s favorite shortstop is Jeter 

In a recent interview, Volpe was asked about his favorite shortstops over the years. He said, “Um, Jeter is definitely number 1. I love Lindor, and um, third one I like is Brandon Crawford.”

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Yankees doing everything to make Volpe comfortable 

The young shortstop has shown great potential in his rookie year. Yankees are trying their best to make the youngster comfortable. They even arranged a call with Jeter himself. Earlier, the Yankees captain, Aaron Judge, bought him a PS5 to play FIFA with him. 

Volpe talks about his conversation with Jeter 

During his call with Jeter, Volpe talked about receiving some great advice from his idol. As per New York Post’s Greg Joyce, Volpe said, “It was pretty awesome. Just the fact that they went out of their way to set it up and did it. Obviously talking to him was pretty amazing”. The rookie also shared Jeter’s advice for him, “Just play and have fun. Enjoy it and embrace it. [I’m] definitely trying to do that.”

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