01/15/2021 - 2021 Baseball Factory Pre-Season All-America Tournament (TX)
Darren continues to show as a prospect on the diamond. At 3B, defensive abilities are outstanding as he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active as he attacks balls and plays through well with his body. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. Throws are accurate with carry across the diamond. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying excellent hitting abilities with pro level power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (95 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach, flashing gap to gap pop. On the mound, his righty has a 2 pitch arsenal in which to keep hitters guessing. Fastball shows a range of 75-77 mph with tailing action. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break.
12/11/2020 - Baseball Factory Academic All-American Tournament
Darren is a 3B/RHP prospect who showcased his skills during the Academic All-American Tournament. In the field, Darren fields in a square position and makes the routine plays. He gains momentum well and gets rid of the ball quickly, making accurate throws with carry through his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and takes a soft stride. He is controlled getting his hands activated in his load and drives through well with his lower half. He works through a level swing and produces consistent contact to his pull side. On the mound, Darren works with a clean arm and takes a proper stride, finishing with his chest over his front knee. He shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 77mph. Breaking ball sits from 67-70mph with 11-5 break. Overall, Darren is a solid prospect who has the potential to further build upon his skills on the field.
01/17/2020 - 2020 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Darren is a 3B/RHP who has a bright future on the diamond. At the plate, he has strong/centered balance with fluid rhythm to load. Hands are quick (exit velocity 84 mph). At 3B, he has plus lateral range, working from the ground-up with smooth actions. Transfer is quick as he fires strong throws (80 mph velocity) zipping across the diamond. On the mound, this righty has a 3 pitch arsenal in which to keep hitters guessing. FB shows a range of 74-76 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on with arm side run. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
06/16/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Tacoma, WA
Darren is a strong 3B/RHP prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. At 3B, Darren shows efficient footwork and attacks the ball aggressively. He gets into a square position and fields the ball with a firm glove. He makes a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them consistent to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth getting back into his load and hits against a strong front side. He takes a direct swing with fast bat speed, leading to solid contact and gap to gap power. On the mound, Darren gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and extends through his release, staying inline towards the plate. Darren shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 79mph with tailing action. Breaking ball sits from 63-67mph with sharp 11-5 break. Changeup sits from 69-70mph with arm side run as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Overall, Darren is a talented prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.
10/24/2018 - Under Armour SoCal Classic, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One
Darren is a coachable 3B/RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the SoCal Classic. In the field, Darren takes good angles to the ball and fields with his hands out in front of his body. He throws from a 3/4 angle and keeps his throws consistently on-line to his target. Darren can improve defensively by making a quicker exchange. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and is smooth getting into his load. He hits from a strong front side and makes solid contact. Taking a level swing to the ball can help Darren improve as a hitter. On the mound, Darren gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He stays inline towards the plate and is controlled in his landing. Darren shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 69mph. Breaking ball sits from 56-58mph with 10-4 break. Changeup sits from 55-59mph with sinking action. Darren can improve as a pitcher by loosening his arm action. With three more years to develop, Darren has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.