Derek Lopez
Derek Lopez

CLASS OF 2023

C
RHP

Derek
Lopez

Olympia (HS) • FL
5-11 • 165LBS • S/R
Travel Team: Power Baseball 2023 Platinum

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10/16/21

Florida International Commit, 5-foot-11, 165-pound lean athletic build. Solid athletic in the box, the switch hitter had a max exit velocity of 96 mph. (67.83 mph bat speed average). (18.66 mph hand speed average). Started in a tall stance with an arm bar load, then used a short stride. Had quick bat speed, upward swing plane and high finish. Through his round he found multiple barrels with some loud contact. Gap to gap approach. While catching, throw downs to second topped out at 78 mph; showed a quick clean transfer, smooth athletic feet, and soft hands. displayed next-level catching ability by boasting a 1.90-1.97 pop time. Athletic setup with tons of flexibility. Consistent accuracy to the bases, used a high ¾ slot with a short arm action. Showed off his speed at the event, running a swift 6.59 60-yard dash. Solid on the mound, used a short arm action and a ¾ arm angle while showing quick arm speed. Drop-and-drive type pitcher who shows some effort. He has even shoulders and a consistent balance point. Lands square with an athletic finish. Sat with his fastball at 82-84 mph and topped out at 85 mph; has a heavy fastball that showed command in the zone and slight running action. (Max spin 2150; Avg 2019). Threw a tight curveball (65-68) with slurvey action and down in the zone control. (Max spin 1884; Avg 1787).

6/28/21

5-foot-11, 164-pound athletic build. Solid at the plate, Lopez had an exit velocity of 93 mph. (62.69 mph bat speed average). (18.01 mph hand speed average). Begins in a balanced athletic stance with a smooth rhythmic load, then uses a short stride. Bat speed is efficient, has a short upward swing plane and high finish. In the round he found multiple barrels with some loud contact. Up the middle gap to gap approach. Behind the plate, his strong arm produced efficient throws to second at velocities up to 79 mph; shows a quick natural transfer, quick feet, and soft consistent hands. recorded pop times of 2.04-2.15. A lot of flexibility and athletic setup. Consistent accuracy to the bases, used a ¾ slot and a short quick arm action. Displayed speed and athleticism at the event, recording a 60 time of 6.9. Solid on the mound, showing quick electric arm speed he had low ¾ arm angle and a short very quick arm action. Drop-and-drive type pitcher and shows high effort. Balance is tall point with an even shoulders in his delivery. Lands square with a falling off finish. Sat with his fastball at 81-84 mph and topped out at 85 mph; showed late running action and command arm side low in the zone with sharp movement. (Max spin 2248; Avg 2089). Has a tight curveball (64-65) that showed consistent around the zone command and late swing and miss action. (Max spin 1903; Avg 1894).  

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