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Nick Yorke

#7 | IF
Scottsdale Scorpions
Name: Nicholas Anthony Yorke
Born: Apr 2, 2002 in Newport Beach, CA
High School: Archbishop Mitty HS, San Jose
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (17th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2020 (signed for $2,700,000)
Some evaluators believe Yorke is the best pure hitter on the west coast among high schoolers. A 6-foot, 195-pound shortstop committed to Arizona, Yorke has a long track record of performing as a high schooler, with a well-balanced swing that’s routinely on time. This spring before the coronavirus shut down the 2020 season, Yorke was tapping into a bit more power as well, hitting the ball with authority to the pull side and up the middle. He has a chance for a future plus bat and fringe-average power while handling a middle infield spot. Yorke dealt with a shoulder injury prior to his junior year and is still recovering from that, which leads some scouts to believe he’ll be a better fit as an offensive second baseman. Still, other scouts have said his arm has looked good, with a better arm stroke recently and above-average arm strength. With solid footwork, instincts and an internal clock, he has a chance to stay at shortstop, or he could slide to third base. Wherever he ends up defensively, teams love the bat that Yorke brings to the table. There are a number of teams that have Yorke evaluated in the second- or third-round range, but he could be a difficult sign out of Arizona.
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