Nick Yorke Player Pool Second Base

Age: 18 
Born: April 2, 2002
Birthplace: Newport Beach, CA
Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 1st round, 2020 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: (Arizona commit)
High School: Archbishop Mitty HS (CA)
ETA: Mid 2024

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Nick Yorke photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: York
First Pro Contract: July 7, 2020 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Josh Labandeira
Signing Bonus: $2,700,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2024
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
Pro Debut: Yet to Debut
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): MiLB contract
Twitter: @nickyorke2
Instagram: @nick.yorke

  Scouting Report & Links      
  Physical Description: Athletic, sturdy frame. Filled out for a high school pick. Thick lower half. Some remaining projection, mainly in his upper body and needs to add strength still.

Hit: Strong feel for hit. Starts square and utilizes a very slight leg lift as a timing device. Has bat speed and a very fluid swing. Compact swing with advanced contact skills. Two-handed finish. Advanced approach for his age. Willing to use all fields. Potential plus hit tool.

Power: Still developing power. Showed more power during his brief senior season before it was shut down. Power is primarily to the middle and pull side right now.

Run: Average speed. Solid baserunning instincts.

Field: Played shortstop in high school and may start his pro career there, but likely to move to second base. Strong instincts and footwork. Comfortable charging the ball and throwing on the run.

Arm: Above-average arm strength.
  Career Notes: Had shoulder surgery before his junior year and was relegated to DH duty for the whole season while his shoulder healed. Mother was a four-time All-American softball player at Fresno State. Brother plays baseball at Cal Poly-SLO after transferring from Boise State when that school cut its baseball program. Attended the same high school as Red Sox 2006 third-round pick Aaron Bates, current MLB outfielder Mitch Haniger, and current Red Sox reliever Trevor Hildenberger. Was added to the Club Player Pool very late in the 2020 season, getting roughly 10 days at the Alternate Training Site, where he impressed with his ability to put in quality at-bats against much older competition--he noted that the first pitch he saw, a 98-mph fastball from Bryan Mata, was likely 10 mph faster than any pitch he had ever faced. Participated in the 2020 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Projects to be an offense-first second baseman. Hit tool is more advanced, but is developing power. Reportedly has great makeup. Organization believes he likely would have been more highly regarded as a prep prospect had his senior year not been shortened.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

Red Sox select Nick Yorke with 17th overall pick (6.10.20)
Video from Pawtucket (9.22.2020)
Scout Chatter (11.24.2020)
    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2017 Archbishop Mitty HS HS --- 15 31 100 23 23 7 0 0 9 30 19 6 6 6 0.370 0.475 0.440 0.915
  2018 Archbishop Mitty HS HS --- 16 28 79 30 39 18 0 2 22 63 13 11 7 2 0.494 0.590 0.797 1.387
  2019 Archbishop Mitty HS HS --- 17 30 99 38 50 9 3 7 40 86 17 8 11 2 0.505 0.587 0.868 1.456
  2020 Archbishop Mitty HS HS --- 18 5 15 9 8 1 0 2 6 12 4 1 3 0 0.533 0.632 1.000 1.632
  2020 MiLB Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 18 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2021 TBD - - Bos 19     stats                            
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