Derek (DJ) King

HS Grad 2014
Age 22 and 0 mos
Age on 2014 Draft 17 and 11 mos
Position(s) MIF  RHP
Ht/Wt 6-2, 195 lb
School  Fort Meade
Hometown  Fort Meade, FL USA
Summer Team  Tampa Warriors
Fall Team  HS team
MLB Draft 
Round 21 by Marlins in 2014
All Americans/All Regions
2014 Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American (Florida - All Region 2nd Team)
PG Underclass All Americans/All Regions
2013 Underclass Honorable Mention
National Rank - Class of 2014
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 01, 2014
Position - MIF
FL State Rank - Class of 2014
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 01, 2014
Position - MIF

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2014 World Showcase   Jan 04, 2014
PG Grade: 9.5
Derek (DJ) King is a 2014 SS/RHP/2B with a 6-2 190 lb. frame from Ft Meade, FL who attends Fort Meade HS. Tall athletic build, good present strength, very projectable physically. Right handed hitter, open high hand start, short direct path to the ball, shifts into contact well, quick hands, lots of present bat speed, loose and extended out front, hit the ball very hard in games, big power potential. 7.00 runner, shows lateral agility and range, arm strength with carry, accurate throws, clean actions all around, could outgrow the middle of the infield. Also pitched, high 3/4's arm slot, gets downhill well, low effort release, big crossfire on release. Mid-80's fastball, topped at 86 mph, worked fastball aggressively for strikes early in the count, hard breaking 11/5 curveball with sharp biting action, has two-way potential on the mound. Very interesting prospect. Good student.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
2.00 improvement beginning on Jun 04, 2011
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 86 mph
74.12% Rank
best 95  avg 82
 (2014 class in 2014)

best 99  avg 80
 (2014 class)
60 7.00 sec
70.37% Rank
best 6.34  avg 7.21
 (2014 class in 2014)

best 6.28  avg 7.31
 (2014 class)
IF 88 mph
93.92% Rank
best 94  avg 80
 (2014 class in 2014)

best 94  avg 78
 (2014 class)
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