Preseason All-State Showcase Spotlight: 2021 SS/RHP Derek Cease


Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

The Preseason All-State Showcase annually draws in excess of 100 of the top uncommitted prospects in the state. This winter's event will take place over two days at Keystone State Baseball Academy in Manheim on February 16th and 17th. 

As we draw closer to February we will be periodically highlighting some of the prospects scheduled to participate. Today we continue our preview with a look at 2021 SS/RHP Derek Cease.

 

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)

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. 


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2018 Holiday Showcase PA 12/29 Keystone State Baseball Academy
Western Pennsylvania Junior Future Games Trials PA 12/30 Pro Performance RX
Pittsburgh Outlaws Scout Day PA 01/20 C-Side Sports Academy
2019 Preseason Preview PA 01/26 Keystone State Baseball Academy
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/03 The Max
2019 Preseason All-State Showcase (Day One) PA 02/16 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Preseason All-State Showcase (Day Two) PA 02/17 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Pennsylvania Junior Future Games Trials (Session One) PA 03/10 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Pennsylvania Junior Future Games Trials (Session Two) PA 03/24 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Western PA Top Prospect Games PA 06/11 Seton Hill University
2019 Eastern PA Top Prospect Games PA 06/18 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 16U (PBR Limited Series) PA 06/29 Lebanon Valley College
2019 Eastern PA College Prospect Showcase PA 07/09 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 17U (PBR Limited Series) PA 07/20 University of Scranton
2019 Fall Kickoff Showcase PA 08/15 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 17U (Fall Kickoff Showcase Tournament) PA 08/17 Millersville University


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