The Yankees have three prospects headed to this year’s SiriusXM MLB Futures game, all of which are Top 5 prospects in the organization per MLB.com.
Shortstop Anthony Volpe (No. 1), outfielder Jasson Dominguez (No. 3), and LHP Ken Waldichuk (No. 5) will represent the AL in the game, which will be played on July 16 at Dodger Stadium. The Yankees had just two representatives last year, Dominguez and RHP Luis Medina, so they’re adding one in 2022.
Volpe, who will play alongside former Delbarton School teammate and current Rangers RHP Jack Leiter in the game, has been on a tear of late at Double-A Somerset. Overall, he is hitting .244/.342/.444 with 11 home runs and 44 RBI in 70 games, and he ranks third in the Eastern League with 48 runs scored and tops in the circuit with 33 stolen bases.
From the Somerset Patriots’ release on Volpe’s selection:
Across the entire month of June, Volpe posted a season-best .298/.360/.538 slash line and recorded a 12-game hitting streak from June 21 to July 4. During that stretch, he went 15-for-46 with a .326/.404/.652 slash line, 1.052 OPS, nine RBI, 10 runs, four home runs, three doubles, five walks, and nine stolen bases.
Dominguez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in last year’s game, which came before he even had a single at-bat above Rookie ball, but this season with Low-A Tampa, “The Martian” is slashing .257/.368/.424 with eight home runs, 33 RBI, 16 steals and 51 runs scored in 69 games.
Waldichuk, who was a sleeper prospect until a breakout last season, has split this season between Double-A and Triple-A. He was 4-0 with a 1.26 ERA in six starts (28 2/3 innings) with Somerset, and is 2-2 with a 2.52 ERA in eight starts (39 1/3 innings) at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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