09/16/2020 - Pathway AZ Underclass - 16U
Derrick continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the OF, he takes proper routes / angles in tracking balls down. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate with on line zip (85 mph velocity). At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 66-67 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
07/20/2020 - All-In Membership - Stockton (Sacramento), CA
Derrick is a talented OF prospect who continues to shine. In the OF, he has active prep and hustles to work into position behind the fly-ball. Transfer/exchange is quick/clean with strong/accurate throws into his target. At the plate, this righty shows a balanced approach with patience. Quick hands whip the barrel with + bat speed as he engages his lower 1/2 and drives the ball with some pop. Only a 2023 grad - Fisher has skills with upside as he approaches his sophomore year.
07/16/2019 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 12-14)
Derrick continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the OF, defensive abilities have improved as he displays smooth actions. He takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He needs to work to get behind more and play through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, hitting abilities have improved through a squared setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
12/27/2018 - 2018 Inaugural West Coast Winter Classic - La Verne, CA
Derrick is a coachable OF/2B prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the West Coast Winter Classic. In the field, Derrick shows active footwork and works behind the ball well. He gets into a low position and fields the ball out in front of his body with soft hands. He gains momentum well on his throws and keeps them accurate to his target. Quickening his exchange can help Derrick improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance with loose hands. He is controlled getting his hands activated and drives through well with his lower half. He rotates his core well and produces solid contact. Derrick can improve as a hitter by taking a square stride towards the pitcher. With four more years to develop, Derrick has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
12/02/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Sacramento, CA
Derrick is a scrappy 2-way player who plays 2nd base and OF. In the INF, Derrick has quick feet, agile movements, and he fields athletically. He has good pre-pitch actions, solid baseball instincts, and a short/accurate arm with carry across the diamond. In the OF, Derrick has a good 1st step, efficient footwork, and firm hands. He goes back on the ball well, makes plays, and has a loose/consistent arm to his target. Offensively, Derrick has a tall set-up, he loads well, and swings in good rhythm. He swings on plane, can hit to all fields, and uses some lower body. Derrick can improve overall skills with work on the following.
1. Arm strength
2. Play through ball
1. Avoid lunging
2. Lower body
3. Let ball travel