- Full name Derrick Saito
- Born 12/26/1987 in Wailuku, HI
- Profile Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 155 / Bats: L / Throws: L
- School Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Drafted in the 16th round (475th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2008 (signed for $100,000).
View Draft ReportFive-foot-9 lefty Derrick Saito was making noise early, pusing his way toward the first three rounds with a devastating 92-93 mph fastball and a curveball that Big West Conference coaches tabbed the best in the league entering the season. Saito lost velocity and his release point as the season went on, and his control wavered so much that he lost regular playing time. He could still go before the 10th round to a team that saw him good early, but his stature and short track record of success hinder his chances.