07/26/2013 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City Derek is a 2 way player who plays shortstop and also pitches. In the field he has soft/sure hands, quick footwork, excellent range, and has an athletic fielding position. He plays through the ball well and makes accurate throws with a quick exchange. At the plate Derek is a strong hitter who has a balanced setup, good load, short stride, and an explosive lower half. He has fast bat speed and showed good gap to gap power with even more power potential for the future. On the mound he has a good 3 pitch mix with a loose and easy arm action. He has a sound delivery that he is able to repeat. He attacks the zone and throws strikes with all his pitches. Will continue to compete at the next level in the infield and on the mound.