In 2021 Nick Yorke has become a popular name in Boston. The former first-round pick began the season in Salem, where he hit .323 in 76 games. Due to his impressive play, Yorke was promoted to Greenville earlier this week. In his first two games, the California native has made an excellent first impression. While the Red Sox have struggled since the All-Star break, Yorke has been a bright spot.
After making his Greenville debut on Tuesday, Yorke is batting .400 in 10 bats. Although it is a small sample size, the Red Sox prospect already has two extra-base hits. That also includes his first home run for Greenville, which traveled 449 feet. In his first taste of Single-A ball, Yorke has excelled at every stop.
Through 78 minor league games, Yorke has posted a .326 batting average. He also has 50 runs batted in and 30 extra-base hits. The 19-year-old has also avoided grounding into double plays and been an on-base machine. In 2021 he has shown why some scouts thought he was the best high school bat in the 2020 draft class.
Nick Yorke gets #1 in Greenville! 449ft!
— Boston Strong (@BostonStrong_34) August 26, 2021
While Yorke has been in Greenville for less than a week, he already has two multi-hit games. He has struck out three times but posted a 1.200 OPS. In August, Yorke has had the best stretch of his pro career and posted a .419 average with seven home runs. His hot streak has provided hope for the future in Boston, with Triston Casas also inching closer to the majors.
What to expect from Yorke for the rest of 2021
As the Greenville season winds down, Yorke will be a player for fans to keep an eye on. He is key to the Red Sox’s future and has been a human highlight reel this year. Although he isn’t projected to be in the majors until 2024, the Red Sox infielder has a bright future and is living up to expectations.
-Jamie Gatlin ( JamieGatlin17 on Twitter )
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