|HOMETOWN||Boca Raton, FL (Pope John Paul II H.S.)|
Senior - Versatile player who is expected to continue to provide depth in both the infield and outfield this year.
Junior - Played in 46 games starting 33 times...Derek hit .294 with 32 hits and 17 RBI...He also swiped five bases in five attempts.
Sophomore - Played in 46 games starting 33 times...Derek hit .294 with 32 hits and 17 RBI...He also swiped five bases in five attempts.
Freshman - Played in 36 games with 28 starts after redshirt season in 2003...had a .429 slugging percentage in 77 at-bats...had four homers and 25 RBI.
Prep - Four-year performer for coach Steve Day at Pope John Paul II High in Boca Raton...2002 graduate.
Personal - Majoring in Business Marketing...Favorite sports moment is when the Yankees won the World Series...Favorite athlete is Derek Jeter...Favorite sport to watch is football and hockey...Favorite sport movies are Angels in the Outfield, Rookie of the Year, and Little Big League...Favorite book is Juiced by Jose Conseco...One person he would like to meet is Jets quarterback Chad Pennington...One thing that no one really knows about him is that he listens to country music...His biggest accomplishment so far is playing college baseball...His career aspiration is to run a successful business...He is most thankful for his family and his girlfriend.