20-Year-Old Outfielder – Detroit Tigers
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Injuries have stalled the development of the Tigersí first-round pick in the 2014 draft. Hill has played in just 90 games since being drafted, primarily due to lower-body injuries, and he dealt with a...
Derek Hill Contract Information:
Agreed to a contract with the Tigers in June 2014.
Hill has been on the minor league disabled list with an undisclosed injury since the second week of July.
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Detroit Tigers Roster
MajorsAviles, Mike (SS)
AAACrotta, Michael (P)
AAAlaniz, Ruben (P)
A+Cabezas, Yaniel (C)
ABriceno, Endrys (P)
RookieAlexander, Tyler (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The Tigers selected Hill with their first-round pick of the 2014 first-year player draft. Immediately after being selected, Hill was considered one of the Tigers' best prospects. The 19-year-old outfielder possesses plus-plus speed, which allows him to be a disruptive force on the basepaths. Heís also considered a premium defender and will likely patrol center field once he reaches the majors. At the plate, Hill has demonstrated elevated discipline for a player of his age, but his power potential appears to be limited to the double-digit range if he doesnít more bulk than expected. Even with low-to-modest power production, Hillís stellar speed and defense should one day earn him a regular spot in a major league lineup. Heíll need to work his way through the minors over the next few years, but Hill will eventually be a regular presence in Detroitís outfield if he develops as projected.