Correspondent Yoon-jun Ko = After Derek Jeter retired, many players went on to become the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees, but they seldom found a place, and it still remains a problem for the team.
Reporter Brian Hoch of ‘MLB.com’ paid attention to the team’s problems while paying attention to the Yankees’ spring camp on the 10th (Korean time). He emphasized that the answer to this should be found at the spring camp.
The Yankees currently lack a dominant shortstop. After Derek Jeter, many shortstops such as Didi Gregorius and Gleiber Torres went through, but they did not take their place.
Last season, he succeeded in signing shortstop by signing Isaiah Cainer-Faleppa. Fans and clubs had high expectations as a shortstop with good defensive skills joined the team. 바카라
The defense met expectations, but the batting average was 0.261, 4 homers, 48 RBIs, 66 points, and an OPS of 0.641, and the batting performance was not good. In the end, he moved away from manager Aaron Boone’s plan, and made the choice to exclude a shortstop who played 138 games in the regular season from the postseason.
The Yankees again failed to find a starting shortstop, and the team’s top prospects emerged as alternatives. Anthony Volpi and Oswald Peraza are the main characters.
Volpi is raising high expectations as he ranks first in the team as a prospect. Heading into his first spring camp, his big-league debut was imminent. Depending on the performance of the spring camp, this time may be faster. However, his performance in Triple A was not good, and only 99 at-bats were a stumbling block.
Another candidate, Feraza, made his big league debut in September at the end of the season, and raised expectations for this season with a batting average of 0.306, 1 home run, 2 RBIs, 8 runs, and an OPS of 0.833. As of right now, it’s very likely that Feraza will be dropped as the starting shortstop for the 2023 season.
“The Yankees hope Feraza will definitely take the shortstop spot this spring training,” said Hochi. After that, Kayner-Palepa will be able to give experience and give Volfi extra time. Volfi is likely to start the season at Triple-A this season and be called up in the middle.”