3 biggest Yankees storylines heading into Opening Day

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Welcome to the Show, Anthony Volpe!

Once Spring Training began, Anthony Volpe became the star of the show. Volpe, selected with the 30th overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, was seen by most to play college baseball at Vanderbilt, but he opted to sign with his lifelong favorite team.

Growing up in New York and New Jersey, Volpe has been a Yankees fan his entire life while admiring Derek Jeter. Now, he's looking to become the team's first long-term answer at shortstop since Jeter retired.

Volpe's path to making the Yankees' Opening Day roster wasn't an easy one. While the Yankees publicly and privately talked about how there was an open position battle at shortstop, Volpe was seen as the longshot to win the job because of his lack of experience above Double-A.

However, Volpe was impressive on and off the field, earning his position on the roster. As a 21-year-old, there is an immense amount of pressure on Volpe to perform right away. A big series against the Giants would do wonders for his confidence.