Volpe swats his 11th homer of the year

Keeping tabs on the Yankees' No. 1 prospect

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July 2: Returns from day off with a homer
Anthony Volpe was given a day off on Friday, but it sure didn't slow him down. Volpe kept his stellar play going, smacking his 11th homer of the year for Double-A Somerset. Volpe went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored. His only gaffe on the night was an error at shortstop. His on-base streak is now up to 13 games. Gameday »

June 30: Game-winning two-run single keeps hot streak going
Anthony Volpe has really hit his stride at the end of June, as the 21-year-old ended the month with a go-ahead two-run single in the ninth inning for Double-A Somerset on Thursday. Volpe ended the night 2-for-5 with two runs scored, a double and two stolen bases to add to his heroic hit. He ends June riding a 12-game on-base streak, with 12 extra-base hits, 16 RBIs and seven stolen bases in that span. Gameday »

June 29: Singles in quiet night
Anthony Volpe singled to left field to lead off the game on Wednesday, but the rest of his night was a bit uneventful. The 21-year-old went 1-for-4 during Double-A Somerset's 4-2 loss to Reading. Gameday »

June 28: Doubles in run
Anthony Volpe doubled to left field to drive in a run during the third inning of Double-A Somerset's 3-2 loss to Reading on Tuesday. The 21-year-old went 1-for-4 on the night. Gameday »

June 26: Wins first-half division title with walk-off homer
Down to his final strike, Anthony Volpe delivered. Baseball's No. 5 prospect tattooed a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to rally Double-A Somerset by Hartford and give the Patriots the Eastern League Northeast Division's first-half title. Full story »

June 25: Doubles in multi-hit night
Anthony Volpe continued his red-hot play on Saturday, notching his 17th double of the season with Double-A Somerset as part of a two-hit night. Volpe went 2-for-4 at the dish and came around to score the game's opening run in the third. Volpe has a hit in five straight games and is hitting .299 with a .529 SLG in June. Gameday »

June 24: Singles and steals a bag
Anthony Volpe singled to center field during the eighth inning of Double-A Somerset's 5-2 loss Friday. Volpe also stole a base during the eighth, his 26th steal of the season, the most in the Eastern League so far this season. Gameday »

June 23: Hits solo shot in win
Anthony Volpe had a strong night Thursday, going 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the eighth inning, his ninth big fly of the year. Volpe also added a walk and a run scored during the sixth inning of Double-A Somerset's 7-4 win. Gameday »

June 22: Singles in quiet night
Anthony Volpe had a more modest game on Wednesday, going 1-for-5 in Double-A Somerset's 10-inning loss to Hartford. Volpe has a hit in nine of the past 11 games and is hitting .289 in the month of June. Gameday »

June 21: Launches eighth homer of the year
Anthony Volpe got his week started with a bang on Tuesday, swatting a solo homer in Double-A Somerset's series opener against Hartford. Volpe's homer came in the sixth, but was one of just two runs the Patriots would score on the night. Volpe went 1-for-3 with a walk. Gameday »

June 19: Hitless in quiet night
Anthony Volpe had a rough go of it Sunday, going 0-for-4 with a walk in Double-A Somerset's loss to New Hampshire. Gameday »

June 18: Singles, scores twice
Anthony Volpe had a pair of singles and came around to score twice during Double-A Somerset's 4-3 win over New Hampshire. Gameday »

June 17: Hits game-winning home run
Anthony Volpe came up huge for Double-A Somerset with one out in the ninth inning on Friday. With two men on in a tie game, Volpe hit a scorching home run to right-center field to put the Patriots up 6-3 against New Hampshire. Volpe also added a double in the third inning on his way to a 2-for-5 night. Gameday »

June 15: Scores winning run in Game 2 of doubleheader
Anthony Volpe made sure to make the second leg of Double-A Somerset's doubleheader with New Hampshire an exciting one, as he scored the winning run in a walk-off win. Volpe went 1-for-3 with an RBI and reached via walk in the seventh before being brought home on a Blake Perkins single. Volpe went 0-for-3 in the first leg, as Somerset swept the twin bill. Gameday (Game 1)» Gameday (Game 2)»

June 14: Doubles, drives in run
Anthony Volpe cannot stop hitting doubles. Volpe doubled in a 2-for-5 performance on Tuesday, his fourth two-bagger in as many games. He was also part of a big fifth inning for Double-A Somerset, driving in a run on a single and scoring a run. Somerset rode the five-run frame to victory, taking down New Hampshire, 6-5. Gameday »

June 11: Doubles twice, drives in three
Anthony Volpe had himself a nice Saturday with Double-A Somerset, showing out in a three-hit, three-RBI performance. Volpe laced an RBI double in the third, then followed with a two-run two-bagger in the sixth with a single sandwiched between in the fifth. The Patriots rode that to a 6-0 win over Akron, as only three other players had hits in the contest. The big day brought his season average from .213 to .224 as he continues to build on a strong start to June. Gameday »

June 10: Bounces back with two knocks
Anthony Volpe wasn't held out of the hit column again on Friday, tallying two hits after snapping his four-game streak on Thursday. Volpe went 2-for-4 with a double (his 12th) and a run scored. It wasn't enough to lift Double-A Somerset to victory, though, as it fell to Akron, 9-2. Gameday »

June 9: Hitless in another quiet night
Anthony Volpe couldn't get one to drop on Thursday, going 0-for-4 in Double-A Somerset's loss to Akron. The hitless night snapped his brief four-game hitting streak and lowered his batting average to .207 on the year. Gameday »

June 8: Goes 1-for-4
Anthony Volpe singled on a ground ball to left field during a 1-for-4 night on Wednesday. The 21-year-old now has a hit in each of his last four games. Gameday »

June 7: Singles in quiet night
Anthony Volpe hit a single to left field in an otherwise quiet night on Tuesday. The 21-year-old went 1-for-4 overall during Double-A Somerset's 4-3 loss to Akron. Gameday »

June 5: Goes 1-for-4 with a single
Volpe singled in four trips to the plate during Sunday's 5-4 victory for Double-A Somerset over Binghamton. Gameday »

June 4: Homers, doubles in Somerset loss
Anthony Volpe hit a home run to center field during Double-A Somerset's extra-innings 3-2 loss to Binghamton on Saturday. And he didn't stop there. Volpe followed up his big fly with a ground-rule double to right center field in the fifth inning. The 21-year-old went 2-for-5 overall on the night. Gameday »

June 3: Hit-by-pitch twice, steals a base
Anthony Volpe posted an odd statline for Double-A Somerset on Friday. The 21-year-old was hit by a pitch twice — one coming with the bases loaded — and stole a base during the Patriots' 7-2 win over Binghamton. Volpe went 0-for-3 overall with a run scored and an RBI despite not drawing a walk or getting a hit. Gameday »

June 2: Posts a pair of hits in doubleheader
After a rainout Wednesday, Anthony Volpe's Double-A Somerset team played two against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies Thursday. Volpe went 2-for-7 overall on the day, with a double during the first game and a single in the latter contest. Gameday »

May 28: Doubles twice, reaches five times
Tying a career-high four hits, Anthony Volpe reached base five times in six plate appearances. After breaking a three-game hitless spell with a 1-for-4 showing on May 27, the Yankees' No. 1 prospect worked a five-pitch walk in the first inning and popped out in the third, then slapped four straight hits. He singled in the fifth and followed a sixth-inning, opposite-field double with an eighth-inning single and a ninth-inning double. He was picked off second base in the ninth but logged two runs scored and an RBI. Gameday »

May 27: Breaks hitless slump
Anthony Volpe got into the hit column for the first time since Tuesday with a single on Friday. The rest of his night was uneventful, though, as he went 1-for-4 for Double-A Somerset. Gameday »

May 26: Hitless in third straight game
Anthony Volpe went 0-for-4 on Thursday, the third straight game he's gone 0-fer at the plate. Before his recent slump, Volpe had been on a five-game hitting streak, during which he had four extra-base hits and four RBIs. Gameday »

May 25: Quiet night with the bat
Anthony Volpe had another quiet night with the bat on Wednesday. Volpe went 0-for-4 with two groundouts, a popout and a flyout during Double-A Somerset's 7-4 loss to Portland. Gameday »

May 24: Walks, strikes out three times
After homering and getting ejected Sunday, Anthony Volpe went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk during Double-A Somerset's 2-1 loss to Portland on Tuesday. Volpe's off night snapped a five-game hitting streak, during which he had four extra-base hits and four RBIs. Gameday »

May 22: Hits home run, gets ejected in solid day
The highs were high and the lows were low for Anthony Volpe on Sunday, as the 21-year-old shortstop led off the game with a homer, but was ejected in the sixth inning as Double-A Somerset beat Reading, 4-1. Before getting run, Volpe was having a good day offensively, going 2-for-3 with a stolen base, his 18th of the year. Volpe is slowly but surely starting to get hot, as he has a five-game hitting streak with four extra-base hits and four RBIs in that span. Gameday »

May 21: Doubles and drives in two in win
Anthony Volpe took part in the hit parade for Double-A Somerset on Saturday, as he doubled and drove in two runs in the Patriots' big 10-1 win over Reading. Volpe went 1-for-5 with a run scored as well. His double came in the third inning, driving in Somerset's second run of the night. He later added another RBI on a groundout in his final at-bat. Gameday »

May 20: Singles after day off
Anthony Volpe got going quick after taking Thursday's game off. The 21-year-old led off the bottom of the first for the Patriots with a sharply hit ground ball into left field for a single. He flew out three times after that, going 1-for-4 on the night. Gameday »

May 18: Second straight solid game for Volpe
After going 1-for-3 with a double and a pair of walks Tuesday, Anthony Volpe turned in another great performance Wednesday for Double-A Somerset. The 21-year-old went 2-for-3 at the plate with a single, double, a couple of walks and two runs scored during the Patriots' 7-6 win over Reading. Volpe has now reached base in five straight games, his longest on-base streak on the year. Gameday »

May 17: Does a little bit of everything
Anthony Volpe had a well-rounded game for Double-A Somerset on Tuesday, going 1-for-3 with an RBI double, a run scored, a stolen base and two walks. The offensive outburst marks Volpe's fourth straight game reaching base, tied for his longest on-base streak on the year. He now has 15 stolen bases on the year as well. Somerset was firing on all cylinders as well, scoring 10 runs on 14 hits. Gameday »

May 15: Picks up RBI in victory
The Somerset Patriots had a big Sunday afternoon, tallying 12 runs in a win over the Altoona Curve. Unfortunately for Anthony Volpe, he wasn't much involved in his team's outburst as the No. 8 prospect in baseball went 0-for-4 with an RBI, a walk and two strikeouts. He also committed his third error of the year. Volpe is in a 2-for-27 funk over his past six games. That stretch, which has included zero extra-base hits and nine K's, has dragged Volpe's average down to .165. Gameday »