Florida ProCase Spotlight: OF Derek Crum


Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout



On May 20th, 2018 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, the top 2019 high school draft prospects will participate in the PBR Florida ProCase which will bring all of the draft potential candidates from throughout the state into one location to showcase their abilities in front of the professional scouting community. 

Leading up to the event we will highlight each upcoming participant through their own individual spotlight which includes video, reports, and more. Today we take a look at 2019 OF Derek Crum of Gaither HS, FL. 


Derek Crum

Class of 2019 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Gaither
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: Top Tier Roos Americans 16U
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
87 - 88
FB
72 - 73
CB
80 - 81
CH
Position
6.89
60-yard
88
OF Velo
89
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

08/06/17- Crum came into the Future Games as one of the most highly touted position players on Team Florida and did not disappoint. He has grown a few inches and added 10-15 lbs of muscle and it showed during the workout portion. He has a wide base and simple load, generating power from a strong lower half. He flashed present pull side power and ability to drive balls from gap-to-gap. The swing transferred well into game play where he showed his above average approach, drawing four walks in three games, as well as consistently finding the barrel including a triple in the first game to the left-center field gap. Crum is also very interesting on the mound, where he featured a quick arm, working a fastball from 87-89 mph. Crum stood out as a true two-way and the bat will really play at the next level. He showed the ability to be a solid outfield defender and a quality bullpen arm in college.  

01/21/17- The 5-foot-10, 175 pound left handed hitting OF/LHP only played a position and was very impressive and will be interesting to see on the mound in the spring. The big jump came in the outfield, going from 81 mph to 88 mph with a lot of carry. He also previously did not run and ran a 6.98 60 showing some above average athleticism. Offensively, he really uses the lower half well while showing a short, quick swing driving a hard hit single in the game. Overall, he has impressed previously, but the tools have made a jump and will be interesting to see on the mound as well as at the plate as he continues to develop.

12/15/16- Stands at 5-foot-10, 155 pounds with a lean, athletic build. Displayed a quick bat with good hands at the plate where he was able to use all of the plate, being able to consistently take the ball the other way during batting practice. In the outfield he showed range and the ability to track the ball with accurate throws that had carry. Ran a 7.12-second 60-yard dash time.

9/17/16- The 5-foot-10, 165 pound OF/LHP showed potential on the mound in his 2 innings of work.  Striking out hitters with all three of his pitches.  Crum throws a knuckleball and curveball along with his fastball that ranged from 83-85 with a quick and easy high ¾ arm action. At the plate, the left handed hitter showed bat speed and quick hands through the zone. With a leg kick trigger creating rhythm, he stays on time and consistently gets quality extension in an aggressive approach. He shows some present pull side power and as he continues to get stronger, with the above average bat speed, he should have above average power. In the outfield he showed athleticism working through the ball well showing strong low accurate throws with some carry. The all around tools will make him a high end D1 prospect in the near future.


Videos

(8/2/17)

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