• Full name Derek Jerome Hill
  • Born 12/30/1995 in Des Moines, IA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 206 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Elk Grove
  • Debut 09/04/2020
  • Drafted in the 1st round (23rd overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2014 (signed for $2,000,000).
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    A student of the game, Hill is the son of former first rounder (1982 January phase) and current Dodgers' area scout Orsino Hill, who was also an outfielder. Combining well above-average speed with defensive instincts makes Hill the top defensive center fielder in the draft class. He has plus range and made highlight reel grabs on the showcase circuit. The Oregon commit has at least an average arm with a quick release that is also accurate. Hill ran the 60-yard dash in the 6.3-second range last summer, and his speed could make him an impact basestealer. Orsino worked as a hitting instructor before scouting and his son has aptitude as a contact-oriented hitter. Hill has a quick righthanded stroke and works inside the ball, showing strike zone awareness. Scouts believe he'll also show power when he begins hitting the ball to his pull side more frequently. Hill rarely swings and misses in the zone, but will expand the zone against secondary stuff. His swing is geared more toward line drives with below-average over-the-fence power. The 6-foot, 185-pound Hill has an athletic, toned build with build with room to get stronger.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Detroit Tigers in 2020
  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Detroit Tigers in 2019
  • Rated Fastest Baserunner in the Detroit Tigers in 2019
  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Detroit Tigers in 2018
  • Rated Best Athlete in the Detroit Tigers in 2018
  • Rated Fastest Baserunner in the Detroit Tigers in 2018

Scouting Reports

Career Transactions

  • CF Derek Hill elected free agency.
  • Texas Rangers designated CF Derek Hill for assignment.
  • Texas Rangers selected the contract of CF Derek Hill from Round Rock Express.
  • Rochester Red Wings placed CF Derek Hill on the 7-day injured list.
  • Washington Nationals sent CF Derek Hill outright to Rochester Red Wings.
  • Washington Nationals sent CF Derek Hill outright to Rochester Red Wings.
  • Washington Nationals designated CF Derek Hill for assignment.
  • Washington Nationals selected the contract of CF Derek Hill from Rochester Red Wings.
  • Washington Nationals activated CF Derek Hill.
  • Washington Nationals selected the contract of CF Derek Hill from Rochester Red Wings.
  • Rochester Red Wings sent CF Derek Hill on a rehab assignment to Wilmington Blue Rocks.
  • Rochester Red Wings placed CF Derek Hill on the 7-day injured list.

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