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.
 
Scouted:
  • 2010 WWBA World Championship (Jupiter, Fla.), October 21-24, 2010 (in attendance)
  • 2010 East Coast Pro Showcase (Lakeland, Fla.), August 1-4, 2010 (film)
Physical Description:
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.

Defense:
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

Bat:
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.

Discussion:
While 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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CAREER:
Bio/profile unavailable

STATISTICS:
Cedar Crest HS (Spring 2011)
 
GRADING OUT:
   Current  
  Future  
Hit: 
3050/55
Power:
30/35
55/60
Arm:5555/60
Defense:4050/55
Speed:60/6560
Feel:45
55

Overall Future Potential: 57

 
PROJECTED POSITION
Above-average right fielder
 
SUGGESTED SLOT
Mid- to late-1st Round
 
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