Chris Moates’11 signed to play baseball with Yale on Thursday. Moates will pitch and play first base at Yale, where he will major in political science with plans to go onto law school and beyond. On the Deerfield diamond, Moates was brilliant, a superstar who was named The Herald’s Ray Knight Player of the year last spring. Moates, who graduated last spring with a 4.3 GPA, didn’t rush off to college. He took a year off to pursue humanitarian goals. He worked with the Big House Foundation in Alabama for almost two months, helping that organization, which works tediously to improve the needs of foster children. He then flew halfway across the world to build homes in New Zealand, where he was a hands-on volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.