Player Spotlight: C Derrek Lathon, Jr


Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director



Derrek Lathon, Jr.

Class of 2020 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: University Lab
    State: LA
  • Summer Team: Louisiana Knights 17U White
  • Height: 5-7
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.21
60-yard
1.94 - 2.08
Pop Time
73
C Velo
90
Exit Velo
(07/24/18)
Position
60-yard
7.26
Pop Time
1.97 - 2.08
C Velo
70
Exit Velo
90

Scouting Report

Medium 5-foot-7, 180-pound frame with strong, developed build. Showed off quality athleticism posting a 7.21 60-yard dash. Catcher that displayed flexibility in hips with quality catch and throw skills, quick, clean exchanges with fundamental footwork posting pop times ranging 1.94-2.11 and a positional velocity of 73 mph from crouched position. Right-handed hitter starts from a tall and open setup. Works closed with simple rhythm and short stride, creating separation with hands. Strong, compact stroke with quality bat speed posting an exit velocity of 90 mph.


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