03/18/2018 - College PREP - Monterey Park (Los Angeles), CA Derek is an athletic 3B who has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he shows best, displaying well above average hitting / power potential through a squared / athletic setup. Hands are strong (81 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. At 3B, he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are active and he displays proper footwork as he plays through balls with his body. Glove action is firm and presents well out front. Throws are accurate with zip across the diamond but he will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. With 2 years to further develop, Derek has a lot of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.