06/04/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Troy (Albany), NY Derek is a tall, strong SS/RHP. Defensively at SS, he takes a prep step and works into a low/square fielding position. He turns smooth DP's with a clean exchange and accurate throws to his target. On the mound, this RHP gathers over the rubber and works downhill. He delivers from a 3/4 arm slot, stays directional and finishes strong towards home plate. With the stick, Derek shows an athletic setup and gets back into a load. He rips his lower 1/2 through and drives pitches with hard contact back up through the middle of the field. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Defense 1. Lateral range 2. Better angles on backhand 3. Arm strength (long toss) Pitching 1. Develop CH 2. Stronger frontside 3. Loose arm action Offense 1. Develop rhythm 2. Improve bat speed 3. Drive ball the other way