01/17/2014 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14) Derek is a young two-way player that is a RHP/3B. On the mound, he showed good balance over the rubber, his arm action is fluid, and has on time separation. His landing is soft but will need to work on lengthening his stride. Exploding more with his backside and staying in line with his target will also help him improve as a RHP. Defensively, Derek showed good arm strength on his throws across the diamond. He displayed good range to his glove side but will need to work on fielding the ball further out in front, making sure he reaches a lower fielding position. At the plate, Derek uses the entire field well with good bat control. His swing path is level and direct to the ball. Working on his load, reaching a stronger hitting position will help his overall hitting ability.