Phoenix, Ariz. / Arcadia HS
At Delaware: Will be the team's starting centerfielder as a second-year player • coming off a solid freshman campaign.
2010: Batted .313 in 163 at-bats as a freshman • started and played in 39 games, all in right field • finished with 51 hits, six of which went for doubles, one triple and one home run • drove in 19 runs and crossed the plate 24 times for the Blue Hens • had three hits in a game on three different occassions, vs. Maryland on Feb. 27, vs Fairleigh Dickinson on Mar. 23, and again on April 3 vs. Canisius • hit his first career home run, a solo shot, on May 1 against James Madison, highlighting a 2-for-3 day • hit his lone triple of the season on March 20 in the first game of a doubleheader against FDU, driving in a run in a 9-4 win for the Blue Hens.
High School: Two-year starter at Arcadia High School after starring at Chaparral High High School during his first two seasons • split time between second, third, and centerfield • posted a .438 batting average with 46 runs scored as a junior • earned first-team All-Region honors in 2008 • also competed for the All-Star Baseball Academy that qualified for the Mickey Mantle and Connie Mack World Series • started as a center on the Chaparral ice hockey team and led the squad to the 2007 state championship as well.
Personal: Henry Francis "Hank" Yates • son of David and Martha Yates • has five older siblings, Erin, Sharon, Emily, Maura, and Mark • father, David, played baseball at Delaware and was a member of the only Delaware team to compete at the College World Series in 1970 • David enjoyed an outstanding career for the Hens as a second baseman, batting .377 over a three-year career that saw him collect 120 hits, hit six home runs, collect 66 RBI, and steal a school-record 60 bases • ranked second on team with .363 batting average and led team with four home run and 31 RBI during 1970 CWS run • led team with a then school-record .444 batting average in 1969 • stole a school-record 24 bases in 1968 • played in the Philadelphia Phillies organization • wears No. 31 on the bill of his cap in memory of a deceased teammate • enjoys playing golf in his spare time • majoring in sport management at Delaware.