Derek Hotzler
Derek Hotzler
Derek Hotzler
Derek Hotzler




Cobleskill-Richmondville (HS) • NY
6-3 • 200LBS • R/R
Travel Team: NY/PA Stampede


2021 National

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Physical: 6-foot-3, 200 pounds; long, athletic build. 7.56 runner in the 60.

 Offensively: RHH . Slightly open stance bend in the knees while hands start back in front of the shoulder; gains ground with a toe tap stride with a quiet load of the hands. Aggressive lower half with some drift into the ball with direct into the zone with a slight uphill finish through the zone and a 64% on plane efficiency. Hard contact with natural lift with pop to the gaps; peak Trackman exit velocity of 88 MPH.

 Defensively: Balanced and low to the ground; fundamental straight line footwork. confident glove with seamless transfers; moderate arm action to a natural 3/4 release on strong, accurate throws. 2.03-2.09 pop times. C - 77 MPH. 


Physical: 6-foot-3, 200-pounds. Tall, ability to add weight. 7.44 runner in the 60; 4.63 home-to-1B.
Offensively: RHH. Tall slightly bent at the knee’s stance, hands shoulder hit with bat movement, simple load action Upward barrel path, hands get through the zone quickly, long one-handed finish. Hard contact pull/middle field. 85 MPH raw exit velocity.
Defensively: 2.13-2.19 pop times. Powerful frame, strong base, smooth ball transition, one hop throws around the bag. Medium arm swing, 3/4 arm slot. C - 73 MPH. 


Demonstrated feel for a 6-foot-2, 190-pound projectable frame with present strength. The right-handed hitter begins with a square stance utilizing a toe-tap to initiate his swing. High hands to start arrive flat upon impact registering an 84 mph bat-exit velocity. Displayed a tall, stiff front side at contact with more available in the hips. The backstop featured advanced receiving skills with a soft glove hand. Recorded pop times ranging from 2.19-2.26 on accurate 74 mph throws from the crouch. Showcased soft walls to both sides of the plate while blocking with ability to recover quickly.

Projectable 6-foot-2, 185 pounds C. Offensively- has a tall stance with high hands, athletic swing with some pop. Small quiet load, gets hips and lower half involved at the point of contact. Balanced follow through. Had an exit velocity of 80 MPH exit velocity. Defensively- good setup and a big target for the pitchers. Quick transfer, footwork and follows the throw to 2B. Throws have some carry at 72 MPH and 2.22-2.28 pop time. The 2021 C is someone to keep on eye on for the next level as he continues to develop.

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