Player Profile: Nick Yorke

Player Profile: Nick Yorke

Nick Yorke was born in Newport Beach, California, on April 2, 2002. He played high school baseball at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, CA. He was the fifth-ranked infielder and the 18th overall player in California.

Yorke played 30 games in his junior year and hit .505 with 50 hits, nine doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 40 RBI, and 38 runs scored. In his senior year, he played in five games and hit .533 with eight hits, one double, two home runs, six RBI, and nine runs scored. He finished his high school career hitting .457 with 134 hits, 35 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs, 77 RBI, and 100 runs scored.

Yorke was committed to playing college baseball at the University of Arizona.

When Was Nick Yorke Drafted?

Yorke, entering the draft, was ranked 139th overall but was drafted 17th overall by the Boston Red Sox and decided to sign with them over going to Arizona.

Player Profile: Nick Yorke
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Nick Yorke Red Sox Tenure

2021

Yorke’s first season in the Boston organization, he played at Single-A Salem and High-A Greenville and slashed .325/.412/.516 with a .928 OPS; he had 20 doubles, five triples, 14 home runs, 62 RBI, 76 runs scored, 13 stolen bases, and 52 walks.

2022

Yorke entered 2022 as the 31st-ranked prospect by Baseball America and 55th by MLB.com. He played for High-A Greenville and slashed .232/.303/.365 with a .668 OPS; he had ten doubles, one triple, 11 home runs, 45 RBI, 48 runs scored, eight stolen bases, and 33 walks. In the fall, he played for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League, playing in 19 games and slashed .342/.424/.526 with a .950 OPS; he had eight doubles, two home runs, 18 RBI, 18 runs scored, one stolen base, and 12 walks.

2023

In 2023, Yorke fell from the rankings. He played for Double-A Portland and slashed .268/.350/.435 with a .785 OPS; he had 25 doubles, five triples, 61 RBI, 74 runs scored, 18 stolen bases, and 51 walks. He also played in the future’s game and went 1-3 with a double.

Future

ITD ranks Yorke as the Red Sox’s fifth-ranked prospect. Yorke is expected to debut in 2024, but it may be 2025, depending on what the Red Sox do regarding free-agent signings this offseason.

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