07/05/2017 - Under Armour Firecracker Classic 18U, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One Derek is a tall, lean OF who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is above average as indicated by his 60 time of 7.15. He utilizes his quick / athletic feet well in taking proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He reads balls well off the bat, takes proper first steps, and covers a lot of ground, displaying range. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup with balance with rhythm. Hands are quick (87 mph exit velocity), generating bat speed through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing with baseball jumping off the bat when centered, displaying gap to gap pop through an aggressive approach. At the event, he was 3 for 9 with 2 2B. Mental makeup is a plus as he works hard and has a great attitude. Derek has a lot of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.