The Yankees are inviting their first-round pick from the 2019 MLB Draft to major league spring training.
Anthony Volpe was taken with the 30th overall pick out of Delbarton High School, and is making the trip to Lakeland, Fla. to face the Detroit Tigers. Other notables making the trip for Sunday's game include Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, and Tyler Wade.
Baseball America ranks the 18-year old infielder as the Yankees' sixth-best prospect, while MLB Pipeline lists him as the organization's ninth-best.
"I hear good stuff," said manager Aaron Boone, according to NJ Advance Media's Brendan Kuty. "I hear a lot of (things like), not a guy who's going to wow you with one overwhelming tool but kind of the sum of the parts. Elite makeup. Ballplayer. Those kinds of words. I know our guys really like him."
According to Kuty, the Yankees have compared him to D.J. LeMahieu and Alex Bregman.
In 34 games with the Pulaski Yankees in the Appalachian League last year, Volpe went 26-121 (.215) and hit two home runs, but according to NJ Advance Media, he hit .455 in his senior year of high school, with 18 of his 40 hits going for extra bases.