Boston Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom surprised some people with the organization’s first-round pick Nick Yorke, but at least one MLB writer believes in the 18-year-old infielder.
ESPN’s David Schoenfield on Saturday explained why he believes Yorke, the No. 17 overall pick, will be the first of the team’s four selections to reach Boston.
Here’s what Schoenfield wrote:
The Red Sox did go with two college pitchers in the fourth and fifth rounds, but I’ll go with Yorke, their controversial first-round pick (over third-rounder Blaze Jordan). Jordan has more power, but Yorke has the better hit tool and is more likely to reach the majors.
Yorke drew comparisons of Kevin Youkillis by Boston’s director of amateur scouting Paul Toboni, while Bloom expressed his optimism in the selection, too.