03/07/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Milton, NY Derek is a C/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2024. Behind the dish, Derek shows active footwork and covers up well when blocking. He sits in a square stance and presents a good target to the pitcher. His exchange is quick and he gains ground well on his throws, Keeping them accurate/on-line to the 2B bag. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a square stride. He is fluid to load and hits against a strong front side. He works through a direct swing with fast bat speed, leading to strong line drives. On the mound, Derek gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a loose arm and extends through his release, staying inline toward the plate. Derek shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 79mph with arm side run. Breaking ball sits from 64-68mph. Changeup sits from 69-71mph with sinking action as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Overall, Derek is a talented prospect who has the time and potential to further build upon his skills on the field.