Derek Self

Position: RHRP
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Harrisburg Senators
League: Eastern League
Born: 01/14/1990 (Age: 33)
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 205
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 9th Rd., 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH)

Prospect Spotlight

At 28-years-old, Self isn’t truly prospect aged. The minor league veteran has spent his entire pro career with the Nationals organization, who drafted him in 2012’s 9th round out of Louisville. His future is a 4A profile at best, and at this point in his career he’s a good high-minors depth piece pitching productive innings for Harrisburg. Self has pounded the zone with a below-average stuff mix for a right-handed reliever, getting contact outs and limiting walks. His fastball sits in the high-80s and cracks the low-90s at best, paired with a 86-to-88 mph cutter for a second look. A low-80s changeup with moderate armside dive is the go-to secondary. The righty’s strong first half and subsequent all-star nod comes at a good time for him, as Self qualifies for minor league free agency for the first time after this season.