ProCase 2019 - A Look Back at SS Nick Yorke

PBR Northern California Staff


PODCAST: Northern CA ProCase

The 2019 Northern CA ProCase was held last June 9th at Delta College in Stockton and it featured all but one of the local talents who are in the mix for the upper rounds of the 2020 draft. Of course MLB hasn't announced a draft date yet and we don't know the number of rounds, which could be five at a minimum.

We've begun to build the roster for the 2020 ProCase, where the players will again be put through a pro-style workout with various stats/data recorded during the workouts which can be found HERE from 2019, as well as competitive at-bats/game-type action. 

If the event cannot be held at Folsom Lake College due to Covid-19 precautions we have a contingency plan to hold it at Islanders Field in Lathrop. We have NOT adjusted the date at this time and are constantly surveying potential necessary changes. We do have alternative future dates/location set.

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SS Nick Yorke (Archbishop Mitty HS) Report from 6/9/19

2020 INF/OF Nick Yorke, an Arizona commit, is listed at 6-foot-0, 190-pounds (now listed 195-lbs) showing an athletic build with current strength built well on the compact frame. He showed as a twitchy athlete able to utilize his agility, loose hips and quick feet to excel at all parts of the game. Tooled up with plus bat-to-ball skills, above-average speed and solid average defensive actions to stick in the middle of the field. 

Yorke showed off the hit tool during the event with three rounds of professional batting practice, driving the gaps and middle of the field showing easy carry from a compact and balanced swing. It's the type of swing made for lots of hard contact showing pop as well with the ability to create leverage to all parts of the field. Quiet set up with high hands and a high back elbow using a slight foot lift to get momentum into his back hip as he pulls the knob into his back shoulder finishing with a leg scissors. Swing allows his quick, loose wrists to work with strength through the zone having slight whip finishing high over his shoulders (92 EV). Carried over the strong BP rounds into the Scout Game picking up two hits including a clean single to CF before showing his knack for finding barrels battling a tough pitch into RF for a stand up double. 

The defensive actions at SS were smooth and controlled with strong footwork able to control the body going any way as he moved through the baseball; have regularly seen him take strong angles to the baseball allowing his athleticism to have the range play up. The arm, coming back from a small pre-season procedure, worked from a mid-slot showing ability to keep the ball on the bag even as he is on the move; future average with quick release. Only worked at SS during the workouts (did play some OF in the live at-bats portion of the day), but during the spring showed the ability to track and chase down balls in CF where he's got great first step quickness and the hips to open up and drop covering ground. The baseball makeup is top of the charts with a great understanding of the game and the type of personality you want from players on your team. Two strong seasons in one of the top leagues in California (West Catholic Athletic League), Yorke has a bright future in professional baseball, whether the journey takes him the University of Arizona or starts right after the 2020 draft.


Of course given the Covid-19 pandemic, future event dates/locations could change. If they do, we will alert all registered players and make adjustments to our calendar.
Norcal Underclass Games (INVITE-ONLY) CA 06/06 Islanders Field - Lathrop
Northern California ProCase (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/13 Folsom Lake College or Islanders Field
SoCal Underclass Games (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/13 Hart Park
SoCal ProCase (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/14 Hart Park
California State Games CA 07/25 Southern California