Team FL Future Games Player Spotlight: 2019 OF/LHP Derek Crum



By Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for uncommitted class of 2019 prospects and select 2020 prospects from our 30-plus state coverage area. Last year, more than 130 colleges from all over the country were in attendance. This one-of-a-kind event will take place on August 2 - August 5 (Wednesday-Saturday) at Grand Park, a state-of-the-art 22-field baseball complex located in Westfield, IN, just north of Indianapolis.

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Leading up the event, we will highlight each member of Team Florida. Today we look at the talented two-way incoming junior in 2019 OF/LHP 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

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.


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(1/21/17)

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