02/24/2013 - College PREP - Dayton, OH Chris is a young OF that will graduate in 2015. Foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 7.07 60 time. Range is a plus as he covers a lot of ground in the OF. He utilizes his quick / athletic feet well as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. For defensive grades to improve, he needs to work on getting behind balls more to play through with momentum to his target. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Yerkins shows an athletic setup with balance and he tracks the ball well. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path and he makes consistent contact, showing a feel for the barrel. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he needs to work to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. With 2 years to further develop, Chris has abilities with time and room to improve.