Derrick (DJ) Fitzgerald

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 6 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 5 mos
Position(s) MIF  
Ht/Wt 6-0, 191 lb
School  Ocean Lakes
Hometown  Virginia Beach, VA USA
Summer Team  Mid Atlantic All Stars
Fall Team  Tidewater Orioles
MLB Draft 
Round 22 by Cubs in 2009
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Atlantic - All Region 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - MIF
There is something special here. Does everything well, could be a college star if draft don't happen
VA State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - MIF

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4 yr Commitment
Georgia Southern

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2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 9
Derrick (D.J.) Fitzgerald is a 2007 right hand hitting middle infielder from Ocean Lakes HS, residing in Virginia Beach, VA. Fitzgerald has a compact, strong, athletic build on a 6'0" 178 lb. frame. He was ranked #78 among PG National Top 100 position players. Fitzgerald hits from a square stance and employs a quiet hitting approach. He has a quick bat and swings aggressively, but stays in control of that swing. When hitting his best he hits the ball the other way. He is a line drive contact hitter with enough speed to put pressure on the defense. Fitzgerald's swing plane is pretty flat and he is short the ball, while regularly putting together quality, competitive at-bats. He looks to be a solid two-hole type that can drive in some runs. Fitzgerald is capable of playing either middle infield spot but looks more comfortable and polished at 2nd base. His arm rates as solid average in raw arm strength, with a release that works better for him at 2nd. He has enough arm to go across the diamond, but it takes a bit more effort than will play as well when the game moves at higher speeds. He does have enough athleticism to develop a quicker release, keeping shortstop as an option. A good runner, Fitzgerald ran 4.49 home/1st with a 6.83 60 yard time. Like most players, his underway speed is better than his burst out of the box. It is likely that a handful of area scouts will check in on Fitzgerald from time to time this spring, afterall he does play in one of the hotbeds for prospects the last number of years and his a good player. Look for him to play D1 ball and continue to develop into a stronger professional prospect in a few years.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.00
0.50 improvement beginning on Aug 12, 2005
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 6.83 sec
94.83% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
IF 84 mph
89.69% Rank
best 94  avg 77
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 94  avg 76
 (2007 class)
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