Derek Drees

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  • Derek
  • Drees

  • Position
  • Class
  • Height
    6' 6
  • Weight
    210 lbs.
  • Bat/Throw
  • High School/Other
    Benilde St. Margaret's
  • Hometown
    Eden Prairie, Minn.

Updated: August 3, 2017

High School: Earned varsity letters for three seasons while playing for coach Tony Cicalello at Benilde-St. Margaret's ... As a senior, went 6-1 with a 1.15 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 61 innings, while walking just 20 which led to a spot on the MSHSBCA AAA All-State Team ... Also earned his second straight All-Section and All-Conference honors in 2017 ... As a junior, was 4-1 with a 2.05 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 39 innings ... In 2016, did not allow an earned run in 13 postseason frames, including a seven-inning complete-game effort against Hutchinson in the Section 6AAA Championship Game, helping the Red Knights to a fourth-place finish in the State AAA Tournament ... That season, also hit .403 with 11 RBI and a .474 on-base percentage ... Also earned three varsity letters playing for John Moore on the basketball team ... Averaged 15 points and 6.5 rebounds a contest as a shooting guard ... Twice named All-Conference and finished second all-time in 3-pointers made at the school with 200.

Personal: Derek John Drees … Born June 2, 1999 in Minneapolis, Minnesota …Son of Tom and Stephanie Drees … Has a younger brother, Dylan, and younger sister, Sydney … Father pitched at Creighton (1982-85) and was a 17th-round pick in the 1985 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox ... He pitched professionally for nine seasons, including reaching the MLB with the White Sox in 1991 ... Majoring in business.