12/27/2013 - Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic Dez is a high energy player that is hard working and is very coachable. He continues to show as a C/RHP but currently projects best behind the plate for the next level where he has improved his abilities. At the plate is where he has improved the most, now showing solid hitting and power grades through an athletic setup and tracks the ball well. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show in the 2.10 range with accuracy / carry on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he continues to increase foot quickness and builds more arm strength. Receiving / blocking skills are quality tools that will play well at the next level. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 75 mph. Fastball showed a range of 70-75 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with sharp breaking action. Control is a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.