04/16/2023 - National Showcase - Costa Mesa (Los Angeles), CA Derrick is a talented 1B/LHP in the 2027 class. In the field, he has a good feel for the bag and understanding of his 1B responsibilities. He squares his body to the baseball and his pocket has feel. Shows advanced movements to his arm side and stays low on his backhand play. Arm is loose and accurate (65 velo) and fits the position well. On the mound, he displays solid balance and rotates well to his target. His FB has a high ¾ release and sits 60-4. His CB has 1-7 shape and is in the zone. His CH has good feel off his FB at 58-60. At the plate, he uses a short stride to gain barrel feel. He is on-plane with his path and keeps his body behind the baseball. Shows gap-to-gap production and working to keep his head still will assist with pitch recognition as he advances to higher levels. Overall, Derrick is a solid two-way player to keep an eye on.