With the 30th overall selection in the 2019 draft, the New York Yankees selected shortstop Anthony Volpe out of Delbarton HS in New Jersey.
In Volpe, you get one of the more polish college infielders in the country. He has good range to both sides and he has smooth actions at short to go along with a decent arm. He also may have the best set of hands defensively in the draft class. He hits the ball with authority and runs well, although power isn’t likely to be in his game.
The downside here is that he is undersized a bit and whether he will be an impact bat is an open question. His baseball IQ and instincts are legitimately very good, but his physical tools could limit him as a pro. It is also worth noting that he is a Vanderbilt and he was rumored, along with fellow Vandy commit Jack Leiter, to be among the hardest to sign players in the draft.