Derek Thackston

HS Grad 2008
Age 26 and 10 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 17 and 9 mos
Position(s) RHP  OF
Ht/Wt 6-0, 180 lb
B/T R/R
School  John T Hoggard
Hometown  Wilmington, NC USA
Summer Team  Carolina Cyclones
Fall Team  Carolina Cyclones
National Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Overall
2083
Position - RHP
NA
86 at Atlantic Coast Top
NC State Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
4.1
SAT
1150
ACT
--
College(s) interested in
Clemson 
North Carolina State 
North Carolina 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
7.5
8/11/2007
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2007 Atlantic Coast Top Showcase   Aug 11, 2007
PG Grade: 7.5
Derek Thackston is a 2008 RHP/OF with a 6'0'', 180 lb. frame from Wilmington, NC who attends Hoggard HS. He has a medium build with square shoulders and some present strength. Thackston has a multipart delivery, with arms and legs extending and kicking out all through his delivery, but his arm arch stays pretty compact and consistent. Much of the energy and action in his delivery is wasted and could be done away with. Thackston's arm is quick and works well and his fastball topped out at 86 mph. He showed the ability to both ride his fastball up and in and sink it away. Thackston shortens his arm arch on his curveball and ends up casting it up there at a soft 64-66 mph with soft spin. He didn't throw a change up. He will either need to make adjustments on his curveball or work on a slider. Thackston has some arm strength to work with and develop. He is a very good student.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 86 mph
8/11/2007
75.44% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
60 7.42 sec
8/11/2007
42.47% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)

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