Top Prospect Games Q&A with: Derek Kibel

By Jeff Markle
Assistant State Director 

The Colorado Top Prospect games are just one month away and we would like to begin to spotlight some of the participants at this years event.  Over the course of the next four weeks Prep Baseball Report Colorado will run Q&A's with many of the participants giving you a chance to get to know them better.  Continuing our look is Derek Kibel, 2018, 5-foot-8, 130-pound, OF/2B from Dove Creek High School.

PBR:  Describe yourself as a baseball player to those who have never seen you play:

Kibel:  5 tool player, high average hitter, solid glove, good speed, great baseball IQ and great field leadership. 

PBR:  What would be your dream school to play baseball at?  If you have already committed to play at the next level, why did you choose that particular school?

Kibel:  I would like to play at Arizona State University. Since I was young I've always been a Sundevil Fan. Also ASU has a great baseball program. 

PBR:  What are your best assets on and off the field at this point in your high school career?

Kibel:  Always hit for a high average, great contact percentage, determined on and off the field to better my play, high GPA, enrolled in many other extracurricular activities.

PBR:  What is the best baseball advice you have received and try to follow to this point in your career?

Kibel:  "Records are made to be broken, Always respect the game, always be a good sport win or loose, always hustle" 

PBR:  What are your superstitions or routines that go on during a season?  

Kibel:  Practice, Practice, Practice. 

PBR:  What are your goals for: 

This Season:  Returning from a state championship team, my goal for next season is to win the title again.  

Two Years: In two years I hope to have one or two more state championship games won with my team. I hope I myself can keep improving as an individual both on and off the field. I hope my team can do better than we had done this year.

Four Years: In four years I hope to be enrolled in ASU playing baseball in the College World Series.


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