Red Sox first-round pick Nick Yorke has quite a weekend


The most notable development for the Red Sox over the weekend was undoubtedly Tanner Houck's continued stretch without giving up an earned run as a major leaguer.

But a solid second took place down at McCoy Stadium.

Red Sox 2020 first-round pick Nick Yorke -- and 18-year-old who just graduated from Archbishop Mitty (CA) High in June -- integrated himself among former and future major leaguers.

There was the opposite field single against top pitching prospect Bryan Mata in Yorke's first at-bat in a professional baseball uniform. Then the next day came against a gap-shot double vs. Matt Hall, a pitcher who has 25 major league appearances (including a start for the Red Sox this season).

Yorke is the youngest player in the Red Sox' alternate site in Pawtucket, two years younger than Triston Casas.

For more on how the Red Sox targeted Yorke, click here.

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