05/07/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Bowie, MD Derek is a 1B/OF who will graduate in 2020. Defensively at 1B, he hustles hard laterally as he tries to get into a square fielding position. He makes the routine plays and fires accurate throws to his target. In the OF, he takes aggressive routes as he tracks down fly balls. He tries to get behind and play through the ball towards his target. With the stick, Derek sets up square in the box. He takes hard cuts through the zone as he looks to drive the pitch back up through the middle of the field. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Infield 1. Quicker footwork 2. Develop soft hands 3. Clean exchange to throw Outfield 1. Work behind the fly ball 2. Low fielding position 3. Arm strength (long toss) Offense 1. Develop a load 2. Develop rhythm 3. Lower 1/2 drive