Tuesday, July 07, 2020

RED SOX SIGN FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK NICK YORKE

RED SOX SIGN FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK NICK YORKE

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today signed second baseman Nick Yorke, the club’s top selection in the 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Red Sox Director of Amateur Scouting Paul Toboni made the announcement.

The 17th overall pick in the June Draft out of Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, CA, Yorke hit a combined .503 (97-for-193) in his final three seasons after batting .370 as a freshman (37-for-100). He played in only five games before the 2020 season was suspended, going 8-for-15 (.533) with two home runs. In 363 career plate appearances, Yorke drew 53 walks and struck out only 26 times.

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