The Red Sox utilized the 17th pick in Wednesday’s first-round on secondary school second baseman Nick Yorke, and it shows up the two will agree. It’s “expected” that Yorke will finish the paperwork for less than the $3.61MM slot value of his selection, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe tweets. The Red Sox have a bonus pool of $5,129,900, however, they’re working without a second-rounder after losing it because of a sign-taking outrage.
As Matt Eddy of Baseball America notes, Yorke turned into the principal secondary school second baseman to fall off the board in the opening round since LeVon Washington (a previous Rays pick who didn’t sign) in 2009. Something else, just Rich Puig (1971), Terry Lee (1974), and Blake DeWitt (2004) have done it.
The California-conceived Yorke came into the draft “as one of the best pure hitters on the West Coast thanks to a well-balanced swing and excellent timing,” J.J. Cooper of Baseball America composes. Be that as it may, MLB.com just positioned Yorke in the No. 139 spot among the current year’s draft possibilities, referring to worries with his protection and a past shoulder medical procedure.