With the No. 30 overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, the Yankees selected SS Anthony Volpe out of Delbarton High School in Morristown, N.J.
Volpe, who stands at 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, was ranked as the 52nd best prospect by Baseball America and 63rd by MLB Pipeline.
He played for Team USA's gold medal-winning 18-and-under team last fall and is committed to go to Vanderbilt if he does not sign with the Bombers.
According to MLB Pipeline, the 18-year-old is rated highly for his makeup and work ethic and has an excellent bat with solid approach to the plate, although he does not hit for power. He is a good, instinctive baserunner and has good hands and footwork at shortstop. His arm is considered average, though, and could result in a switch to second base in the future.
Volpe is the fourth high school shortstop that the Yankees have drafted in the first round in the last 30 years. Only one of the previous three had played at least 10 games at the MLB level, which was Derek Jeter, of course.