Nick Yorke

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Hey, if he wants to get hot as blazes before the trade deadline, that would be fine by me (and likely very good for his career).
Well, this is clearly a hot streak by any definition (unless he's morphed into peak Ted Williams).

But on the plus side, he's only 22, and taking a step forward at that age isn't really unheard of.
 

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Well, this is clearly a hot streak by any definition (unless he's morphed into peak Ted Williams).

But on the plus side, he's only 22, and taking a step forward at that age isn't really unheard of.
Meidroth, Sogard, Kavadas, and now Yorke, should I be suspicious that so many guys are putting up career best numbers in the Woo? Because I am. I want to be excited by their success, but there is a nagging thing in my head telling me there must be some localized jet stream. Combined with the automated ball/strike system, I just have no idea how their numbers are going to translate to the majors now.
 

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Meidroth, Sogard, Kavadas, and now Yorke, should I be suspicious that so many guys are putting up career best numbers in the Woo? Because I am. I want to be excited by their success, but there is a nagging thing in my head telling me there must be some localized jet stream. Combined with the automated ball/strike system, I just have no idea how their numbers are going to translate to the majors now.
that’s a good point. Run scoring is sky high at AAA
 

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Meidroth, Sogard, Kavadas, and now Yorke, should I be suspicious that so many guys are putting up career best numbers in the Woo? Because I am. I want to be excited by their success, but there is a nagging thing in my head telling me there must be some localized jet stream. Combined with the automated ball/strike system, I just have no idea how their numbers are going to translate to the majors now.
There's even been some discussion that AA might be more challenging than AAA now where it's possible that players like Mayer are better than their AAA counterparts that are mostly ML level depth being parked in AAA in case of injury. That said, I'm not sure if that correlates to pitching
 

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Meidroth, Sogard, Kavadas, and now Yorke, should I be suspicious that so many guys are putting up career best numbers in the Woo? Because I am. I want to be excited by their success, but there is a nagging thing in my head telling me there must be some localized jet stream. Combined with the automated ball/strike system, I just have no idea how their numbers are going to translate to the majors now.
It's a fair question, but I think that the only way to answer it is to treat these guys on a case by case basis.

Yorke and Meidroth aren't really doing anything unusual for them, the former is just having fantastic ball luck right now. Sogard and Kavadas are absolutely benefiting from a Worcester/AAA effect.
 

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Meidroth, Sogard, Kavadas, and now Yorke, should I be suspicious that so many guys are putting up career best numbers in the Woo? Because I am. I want to be excited by their success, but there is a nagging thing in my head telling me there must be some localized jet stream. Combined with the automated ball/strike system, I just have no idea how their numbers are going to translate to the majors now.
You should absolutely be suspicious. I mean, I'm not excited myself (per se) - I'm just happy to see him hitting. If it keeps up we can worry about calibrating the AAA baseline against the MLB baseline.

But guys like Abreu (24 with a birthday soon), Valdez (25), and Hamilton (26) have shown they can hit well at AAA and have that translate to MLB production.

Yorke and Meidroth are 22. (And Yorke's a young 22 - Meidroth is has 9 months on him and will be 23 soon.)
 

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You should absolutely be suspicious. I mean, I'm not excited myself (per se) - I'm just happy to see him hitting. If it keeps up we can worry about calibrating the AAA baseline against the MLB baseline.

But guys like Abreu (24 with a birthday soon), Valdez (25), and Hamilton (26) have shown they can hit well at AAA and have that translate to MLB production.

Yorke and Meidroth are 22. (And Yorke's a young 22 - Meidroth is has 9 months on him and will be 23 soon.)
Tbf, Hamilton hasn't really shown that he can hit in AAA.
 

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Nick Yorke, understandably a lot of folks favorite trade chit these next few weeks, went 3-5 with a walk last night.

31 AAA games, 123 AB, 6 2B, 6 HR, 20/26 BB/K ratio.
.333 .427 .528 .955


Not large enough to be a meaningful sample, but very nice to see from a guy we wanted to rake.

Rough count of 17 Away/14 home games, with 4 2Bs and 2 HR away from hitter friendly Polar Park.