Selected by the New York Yankees in the first round (No. 30 overall) of the 2019 MLB Draft out of Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey... had committed to playing at Vanderbilt but instead signed with the Yankees on June 23, 2019 and received a $2.74 million signing bonus... teamed with 2019 Yankees first-round pick and eventual Texas Rangers 2021 first-rounder Jack Leiter at Delbarton to help the school win the state non-public Class A championship in 2019... was limited in 2019 due to a battle with Mononucleosis... was the first player from the tri-state area to be selected in the first round by the Yankees since INF Cito Culver (Irondequoit H.S. in Rochester, N.Y.) in 2010, and the first from New Jersey since INF Eric Duncan (Seton Hall Prep) in 2003... entered the 2022 season ranked as the Yankees' No. 1 prospect and the No. 8 prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline... did not play in 2020 after the Minor League season was wiped out by the Covid-19 pandemic... MLB Pipeline named him the Hitting Prospect of the Year in 2021 after he batted .294/.423/.604 with 27 homers and 33 steals in 109 games between Low-A and High-A while topping the Minors in runs (113) and ranking second in OPS (1.027) and ranking third in extra-base hits (68) for Tampa and Hudson Valley... was named an MiLB.com Yankees Organization All-Star in 2021 and was selected by Baseball America as a 2021 BA Minor League All-Star... voted the Low-A Southeast (Florida State League) Player of the Month in June 2021 while with Tampa... promoted to Double-A Somerset to begin the 2022 season, marking a homecoming for the New Jersey native... Yankees promoted Volpe to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 2, 2022... spent most of the 2022 season at Double-A where he hit .251 with 18 homers, 60 RBIs and had 44 stolen bases in 110 games for the Patriots... his 44 steals ranked second in the Eastern League in 2022 behind Portland's David Hamilton... ended the 2022 season ranked as the No. 2 shortstop prospect in baseball and No. 5 overall... Volpe led Somerset in runs (71), homers (18), RBIs (60) and stolen bases (44) at the time of his promotion to Triple-A... non-roster invitee to Yankees Spring Training in 2023.. began 2023 ranked as the No. 1 shortstop prospect in baseball and the Yankees' top prospect... Yankees announced on March 26, 2023 that Volpe had made New York's Opening Day roster, becoming the team's expected starting shortstop, after he hit .309 (17-for-55) with 3 homers, 5 RBIs and 5 steals during Spring Training.
Entered the season as the No. 5 overall prospect in baseball, the Yankees' No. 1 prospect and the No. 1 shortstop prospect in baseball according to MLB.com... was a non-roster invitee to Yankees Spring Training and got off to a hot start, hitting .320 with two homers in his first 25 Grapefruit League at-bats... edged fellow prospect Oswald Peraza and was added to the Yankees' 26-man roster on March 26, 2023 as the team's expected Opening Day shortstop coming out of Spring Training
Became the first 20-homer, 50-steal Minor Leaguer since Andruw Jones in 1995... stole 50 bases in 57 attempts... selected to the All-Star Futures Game in Los Angeles while with Double-A Somerset... voted a MiLB.com Yankees Organization All-Star for the second time after hitting.249 with 21 homers, 65 RBIs and 50 steals in 132 games for Somerset and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre... spent most of the season (110 games) with the Patriots, where he hit .251 in the Eastern League... finished the year at Triple-A and went 21-for-89 with three homers and five RBIs in 22 games... in 132 combined games with Double-A Somerset and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, hit .249 (127-for-511) with 86R, 35 doubles, five triples, 21 HR, 65RBIs, 65BB and 50SB… led Yankees farmhands in hits, doubles, XBH (61), total bases (235) and stolen bases, while ranking second in runs scored and HR, tied for second in RBI, tied for fourth in triples and fifth in walks…was the only player in the minors to record at least 20HR and 50SB… began the season with Somerset, batting .251 (106-for-422) with 71R, 31 doubles, four triples, 18HR, 60RBI, 57BB and 44SB in 110 games… ranked second among Eastern League batters in doubles and stolen bases, tied for third in XBH (53), tied for seventh in runs scored, eighth in SLG (.472) and walks, tied for eighth in OPS (.820) and ninth in total bases (199)…over his final 53 games with Somerset, hit .274/.375/.542 (55-for-201) with 33R, 15 doubles, three triples, 11HR, 28RBI, 31BB and 20SB…recorded a 12-game hitting streak from 6/21-7/4, batting .326/.426/.652 (15-for-46) with 10R, three doubles, four HR, nine RBI, six BB and nine SB over that stretch…was named to the American League roster for the 2022 Futures Game in Los Angeles on 7/16, starting at SS (0-for-2)…was promoted to Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre on 9/2, where he batted .236 (21-for-89) with 15R, four doubles, one triple, three HR, five RBI, eight BB and six SB…became the first Minor League player to hit 20-or-more home runs and steal 50-or-more bases in a season since Andruw Jones in 1995…following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 14 prospect in baseball and the No. 1 prospect in the Yankees organization… was also labeled by the publication as the “Best Hitter for Average” and “Best Strike-Zone Discipline” in the Yankees system… was named by MLB Pipeline as the No. 5 overall prospect
Split his first full season in the Minors with Tampa and Hudson Valley, hitting .294 with 27 homers, 86 RBIs and 33 stolen bases in 109 games... hit .302 with Tampa in 54 games before hitting .286 in 55 games to finish the season with the Renegades... breakout season earned him two Player of the Week honors, an All-Star selection from Baseball America and a spot on MiLB.com's Yankees Organization All-Star roster... Batted .294/.423/.604 (121-for-412) with 113R, 35 doubles, 6 triples, 27HR, 86RBI, 78BB and 33SB in 109 combined games with Low-A Tampa and High-A Hudson Valley…led the minors in runs scored, ranked third in extra-base hits (68) and tied for fourth in OPS (1.027)…led all Yankees minor leaguers in on-base percentage, slugging, OPS, doubles, walks, extra-base hits and tied for first in total bases (249)…also ranked among Yankees minor leaguers in RBI (second), triples (tied for second), home runs (third), batting average (fourth) and stolen bases (fourth)…appeared in games at SS (85), 3B (three) and 2B (two)…began the year with Tampa, hitting .302/.455/.623 (60-for-199) with 56R, 18 doubles, 5 triples, 12HR, 49RBI, 51BB and 21SB in 54 games…recorded a career-high 15-game hitting streak from 6/2-6/19, batting .444/.545/.963 (24-for-54) with 13R, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 6HR, 17RBI, 12BB and 5SB over that span…on 6/3 vs. Lakeland, hit a career-high 2HR and 6RBI (3-for-5, 2R, 1 double, 1BB, 2SB) in the Tarpons’ 16-2 win (also recorded 2HR on 6/19 vs. Bradenton)…was named the Low-A Southeast “Player of the Week” from 5/31-6/6 after hitting .435/.519/1.000 (10-for-23) with 6R, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 3HR, 7RBI, 4BB and 3SB over six games with the Tarpons…was also tabbed the Low-A Southeast “Player of the Month” in June with Tampa, hitting .392/.515/.848 (31-for-79) with 22R, 9 doubles, 3 triples, 7HR, 22RBI, 18BB and 8SB in 22 games… was promoted to Hudson Valley on 7/13…in 55 games with the Renegades, batted .286/.391/.587 (61-for-213) with 57R, 17 doubles, 1 triple, 15HR, 37RBI, 27BB and 12SB…following the season, was named to the 2021 Baseball America Minor League All-Star team… additionally, was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 1 prospect in the Yankees organization, No. 1 prospect in Low-A Southeast, No. 2 prospect in High-A East and No. 10 prospect in all of Baseball…was also labeled by the publication as the “Best Hitter for Average” and “Best Strike-Zone Discipline” in the Yankees system…following the season, was tabbed by MLB Pipeline as the Yankees’ No. 1 prospect and the No. 15 prospect in all of Baseball…was also named an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com.
Did not play after the 2020 Minor League season was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic
Made his Yankees debut with Rookie-level Pulaski in the Appalachian League and appeared in 34 games, going 26-for-121 (.215) with two homers and 11 RBIs... following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 6 prospect in the Yankees organization and by MLB Pipeline as the No. 10 prospect