Nick Yorke Draft Pick 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 (VA)
   

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Pronunciation: York
First Pro Contract: Yet to Sign
Signing Scout: Josh Labandeira
Signing Bonus: Yet to Sign
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2024
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
   
Pro Debut: Yet to Sign
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/20): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @nickyorke2
Instagram: @nick.yorke

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Athletic frame. Needs to add strength, but relatively filled out for a high school pick.

Hit: Strong feel for hit. Has bat speed and a very fluid swing. Very slight leg lift and short, compact swing with advanced contact skills. Two-handed finish. Advanced approach for his age. 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: Committed to the University of Arizona. Has had shoulder surgery and was relegated to DH his entire junior year due to anchors in his shoulder. Mother was a four-time All-American softball player at Fresno State. Brother plays baseball at Boise State. Attended the same high school as Red Sox 2006 3rd round pick Aaron Bates, current MLB outfielder Mitch Haniger, and current Red Sox reliever Trevor Hildenberger.

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.

Links
Red Sox select Nick Yorke with 17th overall pick (6.10.20)
 
   
     
    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 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
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