Anthony Wolf will make his big league debut in the opening game of the regular season for the prestigious New York Yankees in Major League Baseball (MLB).
The Yankees announced on the 27th (Korean time) that they included Wolf on the opening day starting list. Wolf is 21 years old and 336 days old, and will play in the MLB 2023 season opener against the San Francisco Giants on the 31st (Korean time). It is a record comparable to Derek Jeter (1996, 21 years, 281 days), the youngest player on the team.
If Wolf is listed as a shortstop, he will write a new history for the club after Hideki Matsui in 2003. After Matsui, no Yankee player made his big league debut as a starting position player in the opening game. In addition, if this record is limited to shortstops, no player has achieved it in 67 years since Jerry Lump in 1956.
“It’s been a dream since I can remember. I’m probably like many peers, friends and colleagues. We only dream of this day,” said Wolf, who is making his debut before the opening game.
“Wolf has the energy and the instinct to go into the game,스포츠토토” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “We took a step back and evaluated every aspect of Wolf. He got this opportunity himself.”
Wolf was drafted by the Yankees as a first-round pick (30th overall) in the 2019 MLB Draft. In this season’s exhibition game, Wolf showed a decent performance with 16 hits in 51 at-bats, 3 homers, 5 RBIs, 5 stolen bases, a batting average of 0.314, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.064.