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OF/Utility Player with .345/.401/.481 Slashline Seeking Opportunity Overseas After Graduation

Name: Derek Zavala

Height: 170cm

Weight: 76kg

DOB: May 18, 1998

Date Available: May 18, 2021

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: OF

Positions (alt): Youth Coach, Utl, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, RP

College: Lindsey Wilson College

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Personal

Career highlights

  • Led Mid-South Conference in Batting Average (.421)
  • Recorded the second-most hits in the MSC (32)
  • Tied for fourth-most stolen bases in the NAIA (21)
  • Led Lindsey Wilson with 16 runs
  • Recorded 52 putouts without committing an error

 

What I bring to the table

Contact Hitter, 6.8 speed, 87 velo OF, exit velo 94

I have been staying sharp for I am still in college playing ball.

Secondary Positions

I played in the 2019 summer for the so cal sparrows as a Utility player that played 3rd base in the Sunset collegiate baseball league that made all-stars that summer as a 3rd baseman.

As a Teammate

A dedicated and motivated athlete that tries to improve yearly. I am a vocal leader that enjoys that game and understands the grind.

 

Coaching

As a coach, I bring the experience of playing the game at a college level. Although I do not have experience as a coach I do have the knowledge of the game and a motivated drive. My coaching philosophy is you have to relax but drill the grind into players for there are always improvements and adjustments that must be made in playing careers. Throughout my playing career, I have done different practice drills and have learned them through everyday practices so I understand why the mechanics are important in the game and repetition.

 

Overseas Goals

I want to build up a professional career, for I have the talent to improve and excel still.

 

Articles/Recognitions

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2017-19 Mt. San Antonio CCCAA Starting OF, Batted in the 3-8 hole
2017 So Cal Sparrows Sunset Baseball League Starting 3B, Clean Up Hitter, and All-Star
2019-Present Lindsey Wilson College NAIA Starting CF and Leadoff Hitter

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019 Camp Instructor Mark Cresse School of Baseball Youth Worked with kids 4-14 on an assortment of baseball skills including knowledge of the game, throwing, hitting, fielding, and base running.

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2018 Mt. SAC 16 14 6 3 0 0 0 5 2 1 2 0 .214 .294 .214
2018 SoCal 27 66 11 20 6 2 0 10 7 7 5 2 .303 .360 .470
2019 Mt. SAC 29 92 18 28 3 3 0 11 3 9 10 2 .304 .326 .402
2020 Lindsey Wilson 22 76 16 32 7 0 0 11 11 5 21 - .421 .500 .513
2021 Lindsey Wilson 28 108 33 38 8 0 4 22 9 14 18 - .352 .416 .537

Video Highlights

Testimonials

These Testimonials Have Been Verified

Cody Andreychuk

Lindsey Wilson College, Head Coach

Derek Zavala is one of the best players I have had in my program. He is one of the best base runners in the country. Will have multiple seasons with 20 plus stolen bases. Hits in the 1 and 3 hole for me. Great kid and an even better competitor. Baseball IQ is off the charts and a guy these programs would be lucky to have. He is a flat out difference maker in any lineup he would be put in.

John Knott

Mt. San Antonio College, Head Coach

Derek played a big role in our 2018 and 2019 conference championship teams. He is a very versatile defender who can play all three outfield spots and is outstanding on the bases always wanting to steal or read a dirt ball. He really bought into an approach at the plate and improved offensively and was a part of many big moments late in the season and the playoffs. Regardless of starting or reserve, good game or bad, Derek always worked hard in the classroom to get his AA degree and be someone we could count on each day. He is a person of character and has a passion to play baseball at a high level. It is not surprising for me to see his continued success and I know he will make an even greater contribution off the field.

Scott Zine

Mt. San Antonio College, Assistant Coach

Derek is still learning as a player and just scratching the surface on what he is capable of doing. He now has a better understanding of who he is as a player and plays to his tool set not trying to be someone he isn’t. He’s a table setter and finds ways on base and can impact a game with his aggressive mindset on the bases. He’s grown a lot in this phase of the game understanding the keys that he’s presented making a him a threat on the bases. He can go fetch it in the OF, goes over his head well, good reactions with an above average arm that plays from all 3 OF spots. Derek has overcome a lot since he was in High School and I got to watch him first hand focus on baseball which has provided him great opportunity to further his career and enhance his life. Derek’s a high character kid who is coachable and not afraid to work for things that he gets and welcomes the competition.

Additional Info

Playing Preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc)

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom, Host Family

 

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

 

Prior engagements: No

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: No

 

Traveling with a companion: No

 

Educational background: AA at Mt Sac 2019
BA at Lindsey Wilson College