12/27/2022 - Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic Derek is a SS/RHP prospect who showed well during the Recruiting Classic. In the field, Derek shows active footwork with a quick first step. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball out in front of his body. His exchange is quick and he gains ground well on his throws, keeping them accurate with carry through his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an open stance and takes a square stride. He gets his hands activated in his load and hits against a strong front side. He generates fast bat speed with plus barrel control, spraying line drives to all fields. On the mound, Derek gathers over the rubber and is smooth separating his hands. He works with a clean arm and extends through his release, staying inline toward the plate. Derek operates with a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 81mph with tailing action. Breaking ball sits from 63-65mph with 11-5 break. Overall, Derek is a talented prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.