11/08/2018 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City (Ages 14-18)
Darren is a coachable SS prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Select Training & Competition at Pirate City. In the field, Darren flashes good range to his glove side and makes the routine plays. He throws from a high 3/4 angle and keeps his throws accurate and on-line to his target. Getting into a lower fielding position can help Darren improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and takes a square stride. He works to barrel up the baseball and makes solid contact. Working a smoother load into his swing can help Darren improve as a hitter. Overall, Darren is a developing prospect who has the potential to further progress his skills on the field.
06/24/2018 - College PREP - Columbia, MD
Darren is a lean SS who will graduate in 2020. Foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 60 time of 7.00. At SS, he displays smooth/clean actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. He shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds/turns of the double play. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground. Throws are accurate but he needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. With 2 years to further develop, Darren has abilities with time and room to progress his game.