PBR Future Games Player Spotlight: SS/RHP Derek Cease


Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

2019 marks the 8th year that Pennsylvania will be represented in the PBR Future Games. This one-of-a-kind event will feature the best uncommitted Class of 2021 & select 2022 prospects from our 40-plus state coverage area. The Future Games will take place July 31st - August 4th (Wednesday-Saturday) at the LakePoint Sporting Community in Cartersville, GA.

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for Class of 2021/2022 prospects. Last year, more than 250 college coaches from all over the country were in attendance, making it arguably the most heavily recruited event of the summer.

We will be highlighting each player on the Team Pennsylvania roster in the week leading up to the event. Links to those players that have already been highlighted follows at the end of this article.

Derek Cease

Class of 2021 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Nanticoke Area
    State: PA
  • Summer Team: Northeast Pride
  • Height: 5-7
    Weight: 153lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
(02/13/21)
88 - 90
FB
(02/15/20)
74 - 77
CB
(09/05/20)
80 - 81
CH
(02/16/19)
75 - 76
SL
(02/15/20)
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
88 - 90
CB
74 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
88 - 90
SL
75 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 87
CB
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
85 - 87
CB
73 - 74
CH
80 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 85
CB
68 - 71
Position
6.59
60-yard
(02/16/19)
94
INF Velo
(02/13/21)
92
Exit Velo
(02/15/20)
3.73
H-1st
(02/15/20)
Position
60-yard
6.8
INF Velo
94
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
6.75
INF Velo
93
H-1st
3.73
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
6.79
INF Velo
93
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
6.59
INF Velo
93
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.19
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
78
Trackman - Fastball
90.7
Velocity (max)
(02/13/21)
87.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/13/21)
2563
Spin Rate (max)
(02/13/21)
2384
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/13/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
90.7
Velo Range
89.6 - 90.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
87.7
Spin Rate (max)
2563
Spin Rate (avg)
2384
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
77.5
Velocity (max)
(02/13/21)
73.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/13/21)
2727
Spin Rate (max)
(02/13/21)
2677
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/13/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
77.5
Velo Range
75 - 77.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.7
Spin Rate (max)
2727
Spin Rate (avg)
2677
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
83.8
Velocity (max)
(02/13/21)
81.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/13/21)
2076
Spin Rate (max)
(02/13/21)
1955
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/13/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
83.8
Velo Range
81.7 - 83.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.4
Spin Rate (max)
2076
Spin Rate (avg)
1955
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
89.3
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/13/21)
84.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/13/21)
140
Distance (avg)
(02/13/21)
310
Distance (max)
(02/13/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.7
Distance (avg)
140
Distance (max)
310
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.8
Hand Speed (max)
(02/13/21)
22.3
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/13/21)
69.6
Bat Speed (max)
(02/13/21)
66.9
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/13/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
22.8
Hand Speed (avg)
22.3
Bat Speed (max)
69.6
Bat Speed (avg)
66.9
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

+ 2018 PBR Junior Future Games Selection (14U Team Pennsylvania)
+ 2019 PBR Future Games Selection (Team Pennsylvania)

2/16/19

5-foot-6, 140-pound two-way prospect put together one of the top performances of the two day event. A member of the Team PA 14U roster at the 2018 PBR Junior Future Games, Cease continues to show development across the board in his skills. The right-handed hitter showcased a compact, line drive approach at the plate with a feel for the barrel and an 87 mph bat exit velocity. He ran a 6.59 60-yard dash and flashed an event record 93 mph arm strength across the diamond defensively. An above average defender, Cease could easily make the move to the outfield at the next level. The two-way prospect finished his impressive performance by sitting 85-87 on the mound out of a repeatable, compact delivery. He also showed a feel for his curveball at 73-74 with tight 11/5 rotation and a changeup at 80-81 thrown with similar arm speed.

12/30/17

5-foot-6, 125-pound two-way prospect impressed with his all-around skill set. Ran a 6.94 60-yard dash and flashed 83 mph arm strength across the diamond defensively. Displayed active feet and plays through the baseball routinely as a middle infielder. Right-hander sat 80-82 from a high 3/4 arm slot with a compact, repeatable delivery. Curveball shows tight 11/5 rotation at 63-65 and changeup is thrown at near fastball arm speed at 74-75.


Team Pennsylvania Roster

NAME HIGH SCHOOL CLASS POS.
Josh Beck Lancaster Catholic 2021 LHP
Colton Book Manheim Central 2021 LHP
Jake Books Malvern Prep 2022 1B/OF
Justin Butler Quakertown Community 2021 C
Derek Cease Nanticoke Area 2021 SS/RHP
Maddix Dalena Montoursville 2022 1B
Dylan DuCharme Spring-Ford 2021 OF
Alex Gabauer Norwin 2021 SS
Luke Holman Wilson West Lawn 2021 RHP
Cullen Horowicz Jefferson 2021 3B
Michael Kilker Hazleton Area 2021 RHP
Paxton Kling Central (Martinsburg) 2022 OF
Chase Kriebel Clarion Area 2022 LHP
Colin Lewandowski William Penn Charter 2021 RHP
Andrew Muraco Franklin Regional 2021 SS
Rafe Perich Northwestern Lehigh 2021 SS/3B
Erik Ritchie Souderton Area 2021 LHP
Caleb Sturtevant Cocalico 2022 OF
Evin Sullivan North Penn 2021 C/OF
Carter Welch Northwestern Lehigh 2021 LHP
Trey Yesavage Boyertown 2021 RHP


Previous Player Previews


UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
2019 PBR Future Games (Pennsylvania Invite Only) PA 07/31 LakePoint
2019 Fall Kickoff Showcase PA 08/15 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 17U (Fall Kickoff Showcase Tournament) PA 08/17 Millersville University
2019 Fall Scout Day (Various Travel Organizations) PA 09/07 Keystone State Baseball Academy
West Chester Dragons Scout Day PA 10/05 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Future Prospects Showcase PA 10/19 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Elite Prospect Showcase PA 10/26 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Fall Measurables & Evaluation Showcase PA 11/02 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Holiday Showcase PA 12/28 Keystone State Baseball Academy