10/07/2018 - College PREP - Washington, PA Derek is a quick twitch athlete who showcases impressive tools all over the field. He is very advanced behind the dish with the ability to receive and frame pitches effectively as well as block and keep everything in front. He centers the ball in his body to receive, presenting the ball well and bringing pitches back into the zone. He blocks with a square chest and keeps his chin down to deaden the ball to center. A long toss program will improve arm strength and lower his pop times. At the plate, he has a square setup and string stride to the pitch to keep his body in line. He stays balanced throughout his swing and is direct to the ball to deliver the barrel and spray hits to all fields. Derek is a talented player with lots of potential on the field.