04/29/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Phoenix, AZ Derek is a young, 2-way player with a thin frame. Behind the plate, Derek has active feet, he sits-in low and athletically, and his hands are soft. He blocks and receives well, has a clean exchange, and throws with accuracy to his target from a short AA. On the mound, Derek has a loose/free arm, he works in good tempo, and has a controlled landing toward home plate. Offensively, Derek has a tall set-up, he loads well, and stands-in well balanced. He has a direct barrel, can hit to all fields, and makes consistent contact. Derek can continue to improve with work on the following.
Catching 1. Soften chest/blocking 2. Long toss Pitching 1. Release 2. Finish 3. Command Offense 1. Lower body 2. Stride 3. Timing