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NICK YORKE Archbishop Mitty-San Jose – Baseball – Senior

Despite having his senior season all but wiped out because of the Coronavirus, something tells us that the recently-graduated Yorke is a lot less bummed after June 11. That’s when the Boston Red Sox made him their first-round selection (17th overall) in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Yorke was the West Catholic Athletic League Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2018. Last year, while a shoulder surgery kept him from playing shortstop, he still served as Mitty’s designated hitter and batted over .500 with 40 RBI. He had a full-ride to play collegiately for Arizona, but is reportedly going to sign with Boston for less than the recommended value of $3.61 million for his draft slot.
In post-draft coverage, Yorke’s skills at the plate were compared to Kevin Youkilis, a former two-time World Series champ with Boston. Whether he’ll suit up at all in 2020 for his new organization is unknown. There’s a strong chance that there will be no minor league season, so his first real action may not come until the Arizona Fall League (if it happens), or spring training 2021.

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Yorke’s younger brother Zach will be a junior for Mitty next season. His older brother Joe was a freshman at Boise State this spring and started in 12 games before the season was cut short.

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