10/11/2009 - College PREP - Baltimore, MD Derek is a young, 2012 graduate that shows as a catcher with a tall, thin frame that shows projection as he continues to physically mature and fill out. Foot speed is near average as he will benefit by getting on a speed / agility program to improve foot quickness for the next level. Feet are aggressive but need to work more in line with his target through the throwing process, currently works around the plate. He will benefit with instruction with his direction and transfer / exchange to aid in lowering pop times as times shows a range of 2.25-2.45. Arm strength is average showing some life from a low arm slot. He must work on raising arm slot and get on a strict long toss program to aid in further developing more arm strength, lowering pop times. Receiving skills are average with slightly above average blocking skills through a solid setup. At the plate, Nease has near average abilities and power through a balanced approach. He works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize the entire field but has some mechanical flaws that are hindering him from reaching his full potential with grades improving with instruction and adjustments. With 2 years to further develop, Derek has abilities with time and room to improve.