Fall scout notebook: top 2018 committed pitchers (Derrick Cherry) - (Update: Cherry signed LOI)

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Derrick Cherry, SS/RHP, Goose Creek Memorial HS, 2018
Houston commit. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound, two-way player has a live arm. The young 2018 right-hander utilized a short, quick arm with a fastball that sat 87-91 with late life, and a hard 75-78 slider with tight spin and big break. Cherry got through his slider very well with a short stroke and high ¾ slot. The two-way player shows athletic, fast- twitch actions on defense. Threw very well from the outfield with a solid transfer and very good arm speed with carry on the ball. Showed the ability to handle off speed and takes good swings against velocity.

Ty Abraham, 3B/RHP, George Ranch HS, 2018
Houston commit. 6-foot-2, 182-pound strong frame. The right-hander works from a high slot with long arm swing and aggressive delivery. He filled up the zone with his fastball at 88-91 mph. His curveball has good downward action at 76 mph. He threw one changeup at 77 mph. The two-way player also shows strong, advanced offensive skills. The right-handed hitter starts with a slow, early load, shows good leverage at contact with real power to the middle of the field. He hammered ball to center field during batting practice. During the game he smoked a line-drive to right field.

Michael Fitzpatrick, RHP/SS, LaPorte HS, 2018
Houston commit. 6-foot-1, 170-pound athletic frame. Works from a ¾ slot with a long loose arm action. His fastball ranged from 86-88 mph, slider was 70-72 with good depth. He will drop down to a side-arm slot and throw his fastball 82-84 mph and a slider with slurvey action at 67 mph. Shows great feel for the strike zone with both arm slots.

Carlos Flores, RHP, Churchill HS 2018
Houston commit. 6-foot-3, 195-pound, strong frame with long limbs. Works from an over-the-top slot. His fastball ranged from 86-88 mph, hitting 88 multiple times. He spins his curveball 73-75 mph early in the count for strikes, and has a slider he flashed at 77 mph with good depth at times. He threw one changeup at 76 mph. Although he doesn’t repeat his delivery consistently, he could make jumps because of his strong frame and arm speed.

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Drew Minter, OF/RHP, Clear Springs HS, 2017
Houston commit. 6-foot-1, 195-pound athletic frame. Solid set-up at the dish with smooth load and good bat speed. Shows flashes of power taking good swings on fastballs, but expanded the zone on a couple of strikeouts. Entered game in relief working 90-91 mph with fastball from a short, high-¾ slot. Aggressive delivery with a quick arm at foot strike. He threw his curveball 70-72 mph with 11-5 shape.

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Derrick Cherry drilled a homerun today:

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THSB Player Profile: Derrick Cherry, Sr, SS/RHP, Goose Creek Memorial

Derrick Cherry is a 6’1”, 185 lb SS/RHP for the 6A Goose Creek Memorial Patriots. He has committed to the University of Houston.

In his junior season, Cherry hit .347 with 8 2Bs, 5 HRs, and 22 RBIs. On the mound, he was 2-2 with 59 Ks in 42 innings and a 2.00 ERA.

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VYPE: You’re committed to the University of Houston for baseball. What what into that decision? How excited are you to play for the Cougars?

DC: I committed to the university of Houston because it isn’t too far from home and it felt like home they treated me very well when I went and it just felt like the move.

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This guy is going to be a monster next year.

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Definitely has some pop in his bat. He will be a welcomed addition to the team next year.

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Wow way to respect the game there.

This same kid quit the team last year in the middle of the year. The coach over there lets him get away with doing whatever he wants. Shows up 30 min before game time to warm up. I often wonder if the UH coaches are aware or here about all the things going over there. Im not sure this kid can be a team player.

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They did deal with Romero for 3 years, although, that didn’t work out great in the end. They’ll get him up to speed or he won’t be with the team.

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Cherry is named THSBCA 6A All-State 1st Team SS.


pray10, you do a great job of tracking UH Baseball recruiting. Much appreciated.