Maokai should have been bot. Vayne won't stand up to Yorick early on, but if she can get early ganks on him, she can continue holding bot by herself by buying an early Lifedrinker and armor.
The only way Yorick can out-dps a ranged carry that has a large amount of life steal is by getting into melee range, and Vayne can prevent that from happening.
Originally Posted by Larkhill
what...? yorick has a terrible early game bot. yorick has no sustain and no ult, as well as no real items. he's easily the weakest early laner of the top tier bot lane champs. he'll get pushed back to his own tower by almost every top tier bot laner. he basically needs promote to not lose bot before lvl 6. in higher elo, its required.
What are you smoking? A good Yorick doesn't use promote and fairs quite well prior to level 6.