Red Sox announce winners of 2021 Minor League awards

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BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today announced the winners of the organization’s 2021 Minor League Awards:

Additionally, right-handed pitcher Kutter Crawford has been recognized as the 2021 recipient of the Lou Gorman Award. Created in 2011, the award is given annually to a Red Sox minor league player who has demonstrated dedication and perseverance in overcoming obstacles while working his way to the major league team.

The 2021 Minor League Awards are selected by the Red Sox baseball operations department and minor league roving instructors. The recipients will be honored during a pre-game, on-field ceremony at Fenway Park tomorrow prior to Boston’s 7:10 p.m. game against the New York Mets.

Yorke, 19, is ranked as one of the top 100 prospects in baseball by both MLB.com (No. 98) and Baseball America (No. 63). The right-handed hitter made his professional debut in 2021 and appeared in 97 games between Low-A Salem and High-A Greenville, batting .325 (123-for-378) with 20 doubles, five triples, 14 home runs, 62 RBI, 76 runs scored, a .412 on-base percentage, a .516 slugging percentage, and a .928 OPS. Beginning June 12, he reached base in 68 of his final 69 games of the season, batting .363 (99-for-273) with a 1.053 OPS in that time. Among Red Sox minor leaguers, Yorke ranked first in hits (123), runs scored (76), and total bases (195). Selected by Boston in the first round of the 2020 June Draft, he was signed by Josh Labandeira.

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