Nick Yorke

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Nicholas Anthony Yorke

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Nick Yorke was drafted 17th overall by the Boston Red Sox in the first round of the 2020 amateur draft. That was the draft that took place in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic in which there were relatively few high school players being selected with high picks, but he was one of those who had shown enough before the lockdowns to warrant a high draft slot.

He had to wait until 2021 to make his professional debut, and appeared with two different teams that years, first with the Salem Red Sox of Low-A East, and late in the year with the Greenville Drive of High-A East. He did very well, hitting .325/.412/.516 in 97 games, with 76 runs, 14 homers and 62 RBIs. He was named a postseason All-Star with Salem and an organizational All-Star. Defensively, he played exclusively at second base. In 2022, he was back with Greenville, which itself was back in the South Atlantic League, but his production fell off markedly as he hit .232/.303/.365 in 80 games. But, just to show that this was a blip, he tore through the Arizona Fall League playing against the top prospects from other big league teams, as he hit .342 and slugged .526 in 19 games and was named to play in the "Rising Stars Game", the circuit's All-Star contest.

He was named to the American League team for the 2023 Futures Game.

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