Daily Dust Devil: Marcos Derkes

June 21, 2013 

PAUL T. ERICKSON — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

No. 1 Marcos Derkes OF

Height: 6-0 Weight: 155

Bats/throws: Switch/right Age: 21

Hometown: San Lorenzo, PR DOB: Sept. 12

The Colorado Rockies signed Derkes out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy in 2012 and are hoping for big things from the speedy switch hitter. In his first professional season in the Dominican Summer League, Derkes was among the team leaders in batting (.304), runs scored (37), walks (29) and steals (16) in 47 games. He’s off to a good start this year, with two steals in just two games. Rockies scouts have been impressed with his speed ( a 6.66 second 60-yard dash) and quick defensive reactions.

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