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
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
Run: Average speed. Solid
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.
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
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
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)