Sam Derks
Sam Derks

CLASS OF 2016

1B
RHP

Sam
Derks

Allen Community College
Lee's Summit (HS) • MO
6'3 • 210LBS • S/R

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2016 National

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8/5/15 - Derks is a 6-foot-3 210-pound switch-hitting corner infielder.  Derks had an exit velo of 91 mph, one of the top for the event, and runs a 8.47 60.  Derks was impressive during batting practice, taking an aggressive swing and driving balls to the pull side.  Slightly open stance, quick bat, level path.  From the left side, used the middle of the field and pull gap, slightly open stance, power potential.  On the infield, 78 mph positional velo, high three quarters release, fielded the ball cleanly with mostly accurate throws.
2/21/15 - Derks is a strong 6-foot-3 230-pound first-baseman switch-hitting 1B/RHP in Missouri’s 2016 class.  From the right side, opens stance, lands square, smooth load, fluid rhythm, middle-to-pull approach, consistent quality contact during batting practice, 89 mph exit velo, one of the top for the event, from the left side, open stance, dives with front foot, smooth load, pull approach, 82 mph exit velo, 5.03 home-to-first.  At first base, fluid footwork, soft hands, clean exchange, momentum towards target to throw, 76 mph positional velo. On the mound, Derks fastball ranges from 75-80 mph, two-seam has late run releases from a high three-quarters slot, throws with regular effort, stays in line down the mound, 12-to-6 curveball, 73-71 mph, change-up at 74-75 mph, fastball arm speed.
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