Anthony Volpe, who is only 21 years old, is so talented that the Yankees were

willing to let members of the best free-agent class of shortstops all go elsewhere.

Entering this season, the Yankees had a gaping hole at shortstop.

leyber Torres had struggled there and was moving back to second base.

The Yankees passed on all of them, trading for Isiah Kiner-Falefa, a sure-handed fielder not known for his bat.

Anthony Volpe, widely regarded as the organization's future shortstop, was one of those prospects.

Volpe had the opportunity to showcase his skills during the annual Futures Game

an exhibition of the sport's top prospects held in advance of Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

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