Derek Hill

Born: 12/30/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
Primary Position: CF
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#23 overall), 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (DET)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 1st, 2018
Dates Seen: 5/28-6/1, 2018
Level: High A
Affiliate: Lakeland Flying Tigers
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large frame with an even, overall athletic body, unlikely to fill out anymore.
Swing Mechanics
Hits from an open stance with high hands, wide base, toe-tap for timing.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 40 Bench High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 40 Abv-avg bat speed with good hands, short compact swing, struggled with pitches on the outer half, was better with pitches on the inner half, pullside approach, tapping into more power than years past, aggressive swinger, not really looking to take walks and work counts, will put down a bunt with regularity to the 3B side, see as a future below- avg hitter.
Abv-avg bat speed with good hands, short compact swing, struggled with pitches on the outer half, was better with pitches on the inner half, pullside approach, tapping into more power than years past, aggressive swinger, not really looking to take walks and work counts, will put down a bunt with regularity to the 3B side, see as a future below- avg hitter.
Game Power 30 40 See playing to full grade given aggression and approach.
See playing to full grade given aggression and approach.
Raw Power 40 40 Below-avg raw power, has bat speed and strength to take balls out, but only pullside.
Below-avg raw power, has bat speed and strength to take balls out, but only pullside.
Run 60 60 Plus runner, 4.22 H-1B, get to top speed quickly, accelerates out of box, basestealing threat.
Plus runner, 4.22 H-1B, get to top speed quickly, accelerates out of box, basestealing threat.
Field 50 55 Future abv-avg defender in the OF, aggressive in the field, has quality jumps and reads, has good presence of his surroundings and can make the abv-avg play.
Future abv-avg defender in the OF, aggressive in the field, has quality jumps and reads, has good presence of his surroundings and can make the abv-avg play.
Throw 50 50 Average arm strength, had TJ in 2016 which sapped some inital arm strength, not a weapon but plays in the OF.
Average arm strength, had TJ in 2016 which sapped some inital arm strength, not a weapon but plays in the OF.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Below Average Average
Instincts Plus Plus
Baserunning Plus Plus
Overall Summary
See as an extra OF; has a long injury history with trouble staying on the field, often too aggressive on the bases, high risk given injury issues but has a floor as as a defensive specialist/pinch-runner.