01/27/2019 - College PREP - Myrtle Beach, SC Derek is a talented shortstop prospect who has a lean, athletic build. Offensively, Derek is a switch-hitter who has similar abilities from each side. He has a tall, open setup with a firm front side and centered balance. Derek has smooth rhythm with a fluid load and short, on-time stride. He uses his lower half throughout his swing. Derek has a short, direct swing path with a simple approach. He consistently lands the barrel to the baseball producing hard contact. Derek has the ability to drive the ball to each with power and spray the ball to all fields. In the field, Derek plays with active, fluid footwork and agile actions. He moves well in each direction laterally showing good range. He presents his glove and fields the ball in a low, athletic position. Derek has soft hands and a quick, clean exchange leading into a loose, quick arm action. He plays with momentum through the baseball showing a quick release. His throws are accurate with good carry across the diamond. Derek has the ability to adjust his arm angle depending on the play. Overall, Derek is an above average prospect who can make an impact at the next level.