12/27/2010 - Christmas Camp and Tournament 2010 - Session 2
Smith showed solid overall improvements in his game during his time at the Christmas Camp. He lowered his 60 time from 7.12 to 6.9 at the event. Derick has quick, agile feet, and he attacks the ball aggressively. He has a quick exchange and throws with strength and accuracy to his target. Offensively, Derick has good balance, a solid idea of the zone, and he tracks the ball well. He can hit the ball to all fields and he shows great pop in his bat.
12/05/2010 - College PREP - Cedar Hill, TX
Derick is an athletic Senior who plays 2nd base and OF. In the INF, Derick has sure hands, active / efficient footwork, and a quick exchange. He has good pre-pitch actions, he fields the ball in a low, athletic position, and he takes good angles to the ball. Derick has a long arm action and throws with accuracy and carry to his target. INF skills can get better with a wider base, and added arm strength. In the OF, Derick has decent hands, active feet, and a clean exchange. He moves well laterally, fields in an athletic position, and he gathers himself well. Derick has a quick, loose arm and throws with accuracy and carry to his target. At the plate, Derick has a square set-up, short stride, and good balance. He has good bat speed, he makes hard contact, and he can spray the ball to all fields.