Derrick Holmes
Derrick Holmes
Derrick Holmes




Brother Rice (HS) • IL
5-10 • 158LBS • R/R
Travel Team: White Sox Ace


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Holmes also recorded a 7.19 time in the 60 and he’s grown a couple of inches since last summer’s Junior Future Games –  now listed at 5-foot-10, 158 pounds. Holmes is a natural infield defender with advanced confidence in his hands with quick, active feet and a strong arm (86 mph). At the plate, it is a top-of-the-order profile with a direct path, athletic hands and sneaky jump off the barrel at times.


Positional Profile: INF/RHP
Body: 5-6, 140-pounds. Athletic build.
Delivery: Upright start from the center of the rubber; fluid, quick tempo to tall balance point, high knee lift/tuck. Works on line, level shoulders, steady pace and stride to square landing. Athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, clean, quick arm action to a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T72, 71-71 mph. Straight four-seam type.
CB: 58-60 mph. Gradual action with depth and above-average movement, especially for his age. 11/5 shape with a feel to locate.
SL: 57-61 mph. Very similar movement profile to his curveball. Actions does tend be shorter.
CH: 61-64 mph. Straight change, at arm speed. 

Hit: RHH. Quiet, balanced setup, smooth load, steady leg kick trigger, controlled finish through contact. Quick hands, level bat path, hands work inside the baseball, consistent line drive approach. Knack for the barrel, feel to all fields, repeats. An upside offensive profile. 
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Short and loose arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Advanced infield actions for age. Quick feet, athletic on the move, lower half consistently moves in a fluid rhythm. Soft hands field out front, quick hand transfer, clean to release, confidently plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.21 runner in the 60. Advanced, athletic gait.

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