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Yankees Prospects Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza Heating Up

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The weather in the Bronx isn’t the only thing heating up impacting Yankees fans. Not only does the major league team lead the league in wins, but, the top two Yankees prospects, Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza, are getting hot at the plate. With Isiah Kiner-Falefa struggling, fans have turned their attention to these Yankees prospects with hopes for the future. With Oswald Peraza starting to dominate in Triple-A and Anthony Volpe crushing for Double-A Somerset, the future for the Yankees is bright.

A June in Review

Entering June, Oswald Peraza was struggling to start the season. Through the first couple of months, the Yankee farmhand was slashing a dismal .208/.272/.349 with 5 home runs. Since the beginning of June, Peraza showed why he is one of the top Yankees prospects, slashing .308/.389/.551 with 5 more home runs.

Like Peraza, one of the other top Yankees prospects, Anthony Volpe, also struggled to start the season. In his first taste of Double-A, Volpe struggled out of the starting gates, slashing .203/.312/.373 also with 5 home runs on the season. Since the beginning of June, Volpe is slashing .299/.370/.561 while adding 6 more home runs.

Looking Forward

With these two top prospects performing at this level, fans are beginning to wonder how many more chances Kiner-Falefa will be given to lock down the starting shortstop position. If Peraza or Volpe can start challenging for that opportunity, IKF becomes a valuable utility infielder with plus speed off the bench. Alternatively, the Yankees could be willing to trade one of these players with the deadline approaching.

Let us know in the comments below when you think Peraza and Volpe will debut in the Major Leagues!

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