Derek Drees
Derek Drees
Derek Drees

CLASS OF 2017

RHP
3B

Derek
Drees

Virginia Tech
Benilde St. Margaret's (HS) • MN
6-5 • 200LBS • R/R

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8/20/16- 6-foot-5, 200-pound right-handed pitcher. Currently #27 ranked player in MN 2017 class. Tall athletic frame with present lean strength. Simple repeatable mechanics, controls body well, with good direction to plate. Slight stab and wrap on backside of arm circle. High ¾ arm slot with good arm speed and quick hand out front. Commands zone well with downhill fastball at 87-88 mph. Slider action on breaking ball at 72-74 mph, tight rotation, with command to glove side of plate. Has arm speed on changeup, drops slot slightly, with running action and control.
6/20/16- 6-foot-5, 200-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. Projectable tall frame with stronger lower half. Clean arm action with good hand acceleration out front. Fastball is consistently downhill with varying run and cut at 84-88 mph. 12/6 breaking ball shows promise; with solid spin and shape. 7.22 runner. Leg kick trigger, solid line drive bat path, some spin tendencies with lower half, some extension through contact, 86 mph exit velocity. Active feet and athletic at third base. Solid exchanges and creates good angles to target. Slight sink on throws from ¾ slot. 86 mph arm strength across.
10/25/15- 6-foot-5, 205-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.32 runner. Tall stance with leg trigger. Translates weight well through swing. Hands are stiff through swing with short finish. Flashes pop in bat with gap to gap approach. 91 mph exit velocity. Shows avg. feet with solid glove at third base. Ability to defend slow roller with body control and shows range to glove side. Above avg. arm with accuracy to bag at 83 mph. Tuck and turn delivery. Hand wrap on back side of arm circle. Comes out clean in front with quickness. Solid direction to plate. Fastball is downhill and pounds bottom of zone for strikes. Avg. command of 12/6 breaking ball that flashes sharp break. Flat action on changeup with avg. fade.
7/8/15- 6-foot-4, 195-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.38 runner. Leg kick into stride. Short to contact. Collapses at contact. Flashes extension through baseball. Pull approach with avg./ok pop to pull side of field. 72 mph exit velocity. Shows some quickness and athleticism for size. Plays up to down. Hands and feet are solid. Arm is loose and quick with above average accuracy and carry. 81 mph arm strength across infield. Good balance in delivery. Lands slightly open to plate. Some wrap and stab in back of arm circle. Arm is quick out front. Fastball is downhill with avg. extension to plate at 83-85 mph. 12/6 breaking ball with small break and tight rotation at 72-73 mph. Average changeup command at 73-75 mph.
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