09/18/2022 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Erie, PA
Derick showed a spike in offensive numbers to 50 and increased radar velocity to 84 MPH during his last workout in Erie. He is a solid 2-way player with a bright future. At 3B, Derick has efficient footwork, good pre-pitch actions, and he plays through the ball well. He presents well, makes plays consistently, and throws accurately with consistency across the diamond. On the mound, Derick has good balance, a clean arm circle, and eyes on target. He works at a good pace, has a controlled landing toward the plate, and throws strikes. Derick has good command of his pitches and mixes off-speed in well. At the plate, Derick has a tall/open stance, good balance, and he swings in good rhythm. He has fast bat speed, strength in his swing, and he uses his lower body well.
06/05/2022 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Cleveland, OH
Derick showed nice upgrades in his game during his last workout with The Factory. He ran his best 60 to date at 7.45 seconds, raised arm strength to 81 MPH, and showed a spike in hitting numbers. At 3B, Derick has agile range, athletic actions, and quick feet. He makes plays consistently, his exchange is clean, and he throws with momentum and consistency from a short arm action to his target. On the mound, Derick has good balance, a clean arm circle, and he gets good extension on his pitches. He keeps his eyes on target, he has good glove side lead, and he repeats well. Offensively, Derick has a tall/square stance, good balance, and he swings in good rhythm. He stays inside the ball, makes square contact, and works the ball gap to gap.
01/08/2021 - 2021 Baseball Factory Pre-Season Prospects Tournament (MS)
Derick continues to shows a prospect on the diamond with improvements in his baseball abilities. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through an open setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. At the event, he was 2 for 5 with a 3B. At 3B, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean and presents out front. He moves well laterally with range improving as he improves foot quickness. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his to velocity to date at 67 mph. Fastball showed a range of 64-67 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with tight spin and sharp break. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
12/27/2020 - Baseball Factory West Coast Winter Classic
Derick is a lean 3B/RHP who has a promising future on the diamond. At 3B, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a squared, crouched setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. At the event, he was 3 for 7 with a 2B and 3B. On the mound, he throws from a ¾ arm slot. Fastball showed a range of 64-65 mph with tailing action. Breaking ball displays 3/9 shape with across break. Getting on a long toss program to develop more arm strength will aid in improving abilities on the mound. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable. With 6 years to further develop, Derick has potential with time and room to progress his game.