09/01/2019 - College PREP - Hooksett, NH Darren is a muscular, athletic C/OF who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 60 time of 7.30. In the OF, defensive abilities are outstanding as he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are active as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. Glove action is soft /sure and presents well out front. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he improves and he increases foot quickness. Behind the plate, pop times showed in the 2.25 range with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. He shows a squared setup and sticks ball in zone. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to get body down sooner. At the plate he continues to shine through a tall, athletic setup. Hands are quick (83 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. Darren has a ton of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.