04/07/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Pittsburgh, PA Derek is a young, 2-way player who plays 1st base and OF. Defensively, Derek has active feet, sure hands, and he fields athletically. He moves with agility to the ball, his exchange is clean, and he throws with accuracy from a long arm action. On the mound, Derek has a sound arm action, a good delivery, and he gets out over his front side well. Offensively, Derek has a square set-up, good balance, and average bat speed. He has a level swing and uses some lower 1/2. Abilities can improve with work on the following.
Defense 1. Field out front 2. Use legs to throw 3. Long toss Pitching 1. Off-speed 2. Long toss 3. Finish / extension Offense 1. Rhythm / Timing 2. More lower 1/2 3. Barrel accuracy