"He's an offensive player with a quality bat," said Dodgers vice president of scouting Logan White. "He hits line drives from gap to gap. He's got a little bit of power and has a chance to stay in the outfield."
Yates is listed at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds.
In 2012, Yates hit .373 with nine doubles, four triples and 23 RBIs as a junior at Vanguard University.
Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.