Darrien Whitaker
Darrien Whitaker
Darrien Whitaker
Darrien Whitaker
Darrien Whitaker
Darrien Whitaker

CLASS OF 2021

OF
OF

Darrien
Whitaker

North Greenville University
Combine Academy (HS) • NC
6-1 • 165LBS • L/L
Travel Team: TPA Nationals

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1/26/20

Positional Profile: OF/LHP.  Young player that has made strides every time we see him.
Body: 6’1”, 160 pounds. Athletic, high waist, projectable frame.
Defense:  Athletic and fluid through the ball with confidence in his hands.
Arm: L. OF - 90 mph. Long, loose, quick arm to an over the top slot. Accurate throws with carry.
Hit: LHH. Tall, open setup. Long stride getting back to square with bat movement. Loose, flat swing with lift when he stays behind the ball. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed and barrel feel. Has strength off the barrel when he stays connected.
Run: 3.87 runner in the 30. 

11/10/19

Athletic, lanky frame at 6 foot 1, 160-pounds.  Turned in the best 60 time on the day at 6.83 and the best outfield velocity at 88 mph.  Smooth and fluid in the outfield playing through balls with relaxed hands.  Long arm action, throwing from an overhand slot with quickness through release.  Arm is accurate with carry.  Hits from the left side with an open setup and narrow base.  Long stride with his barrel working from a flat to upright position at foot plant.  Flat barrel path with a pull approach getting his barrel to the ball.  Some quickness to his hands with his exit velocity recorded at 78 mph. 

8/30/19

6-foot-1, 160-pound slim profile and athletic frame, substantial projection remaining; OF/LHP. The left-handed hitters best exit velocity was 76 mph (tee). Open stance and slight wrap in the load. Showed feel for the barrel and quick hands. Flat barrel path finishes slightly uphill at contact, wants to elevate. Used a gap to gap approach in BP. 89 mph OF velocity with accuracy and carry present. Athletic actions, smooth transfers and H3Q to OTT arm slot. 6.99 60-yard dash.

6/17/19

Thin, athletic build, standing 6-foot, 160 pounds.  Left handed hitter.  Tall, open base.  Strides back to even, gaining aggressive ground.  Looks to turn early to get extension.  Average bat speed.  As hand strength improves, the flat path and barrel ability will allow the swing to produce quickly.  In the outfield, works to play through the ball.  Easy catch and transfer across his chest to a long, loose arm swing and over-the-top slot.  Good rhythm.  Average carry at 81 mph out of the hand with some feel for accuracy.  Ran a 7.46 sixty.

 

1/27/19

6 foot, 155-pound athletic build.  Hits from the left side using an open setup.  Long stride with his hands working back during his load.  Fluid swing with some feel for the barrel.  Gap to gap approach with his barrel working level through the zone.  Average bat speed.  Exit velocity recorded at 80 mph.  Plays through balls in the outfield with average hands.  Loong loose arm, throwing from an over the top slot.  Arm peaked at 81 mph.  Recorded a 3.95 in the 30-yard dash and 5.00 in the 5-10-5.

10.27.18

Athletic 6-foot, 155 pound frame.  Plenty of room to continue to add strength.  Balanced and tall in the box on the left side.  Loads down with the hands.  Works for extension, creating a pull or hook  tendency at times.  Average feel for the barrel with average bat speed.  Exit velocity of 77 mph.  Defensively works to play through the ball, showing accuracy out of the hand on his throws.  Fluid feet with a long arm swing to a high-3/4 release.  Loose arm with a positional velocity of 84 mph.  Ran a 7.44 sixty.

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