2011 Scouting Reports - Derek Fisher
Derek Fisher | of | Cedar Crest HS, Lebanon, Penn.
Ht/Wt: 6-3/215 | B/T: L/R | Year: Senior | Age at Draft: 17y9m
Filed By: Nick J. Faleris
Filed On: May 4, 2011
|Fisher in 140 characters or less: |
|Runs, throws, tracks
in OF; RF best fit. Avg or above across board; power/speed best tools. Improving approach, can be overly aggressive.|
- 2010 WWBA World Championship (Jupiter, Fla.), October 21-24, 2010
- 2010 East Coast Pro Showcase (Lakeland, Fla.), August
1-4, 2010 (film)
Solid, athletic build. Well put together; well proportioned. Athletic actions with quick first step.
Strong kid with chance to hang a little more muscle on his frame.
Fisher moves well in right field, displaying a strong throwing arm and
plenty of foot speed to cover the line to the deep gap. A solid athlete with solid instincts, Fisher generally tracks
well and gets a nice first step on balls sent out to right/right-center, though he was tentative at times last October while
fielding balls on the ground to his backhand.
Fisher has big raw power derived from
a quick bat, raw strength and a swing that maximizes good leverage. He extends very well through contact and will show
some of the best in-game power to the pull side in the entire draft class. He covers the quadrants with his long arms
but manages to stay compact to contact, helping him to handle higher velocities without much issue. He will need to
refine his approach some, as he can expand the zone in an attempt to force the issue.
Fisher lacks the immense ceiling of Starling, he is another legit potential five-tool talent. While he shows plus to
fringe-plus-plus foot speed right now, he projects to slow some as he finishes filling in his thick frame, and ultimately
probably profiles best in right field, where he has plenty of arm. His bat can play across the diamond, with a chance
to provide average to plus production in the power department, as well as from a pure hit tool perspective. His commitment
to the University of Virginia is rumored to be strong, which could cause his ultimate slot to drop some on draft day.
From a pure grades perspective he's easily a 1st Round talent,
and could work his way into the Mid-1st Round with a strong finish and solid workouts.
Projected position: Average to above-average right fielder on 1st division team
Suggested draft slot:
Mid- to late-1st Round
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|Derek Fisher (photo by Nick J. Faleris)
Cedar Crest HS (Spring 2011)
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Overall Future Potential: 57
Above-average right fielder
Mid- to late-1st Round