New York Yankees rookie shortstop Anthony Volpe appears to have picked the Upper West Side as his neighborhood of choice as he recently picked up a $2 million co-op at 91 Central Park West at West 69th Street.
Volpe was born on the Upper East Side and grew up a Yankees fan while spending most of his childhood in New Jersey, where he attended high school in Morristown before the Yankees selected him in the first round of the 2019 MLB Draft with a $2.7 million signing bonus.
Volpe’s new 1,300-square foot home comes with park views, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen with marble countertops and stainless steel Wolf, Miele and Sub Zero appliances. Building amenities include a full-time doorman, a live-in building manager and a private fitness center.
“The apartment is great for someone looking for a bachelor pad but wants to be in a good neighborhood,” Compass listing agent Ariel Mahgerefteh told The Real Deal, adding he thinks the area suits Volpe’s humble personality. “He’s incredibly grounded. I really thought he was just a normal guy.”
The Upper West Side has established roots of being home to pinstriped stars given its proximity to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx—with legends Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Alex Rodriguez, David Cone and Hideki Matsui all having lived in the neighborhood. Volpe’s star teammate Aaron Judge also visited an Upper West Side batting cage in 2018 to work on his swing.
Volpe had large shoes to fill as Yankees shortstop given the void left by Derek Jeter’s retirement in 2014. So far as a rookie, Volpe has struggled with a .215 batting average and a .291 on-base percentage, but has hit 14 home runs with 20 stolen bases in 109 games.