06/10/2012 - College PREP - Medford (Boston), MA Derek is an athletic 1st baseman who hits from the left side. Defensively, Derek has okay hands and feet and he gets in a good ready position. He follows his throws and delivers the ball with accuracy from a short arm action. Derek will need to field further out in front, get his glove down sooner, and add arm strength in order to improve defensively. At the plate, Derek has an open stance, a square stride, and good balance. He has a level swing, he makes consistent contact, and he works the middle of the field. Hitting can get better if Derek can avoid spinning off the ball and add bat speed.