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Derek Hill (baseball)

Derek Hill
Detroit Tigers
Born: (1995-12-30) December 30, 1995 (age 20)
Des Moines, Iowa
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Derek Hill (born December 30, 1995) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the minor league system for the Detroit Tigers organization of Major League Baseball (MLB). Hill was drafted by the Tigers in the first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.

Early life

Hill grew up in Des Moines, Iowa with his mother and spent his summers with his father in Northern California, where he played baseball for select teams.[1] In 2011 he moved to Sacramento and attended Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, California. He batted an even .500 (47-for-94) in his senior season, with 11 doubles, seven triples 30 runs batted in (RBI) and 29 stolen bases.

Professional career

Hill was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the first round, 23rd overall, in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] On June 11, the Tigers announced they agreed to terms on a deal with Hill that includes a $2 million signing bonus.[3] He was previously committed to play college baseball at the University of Oregon.[4]

Personal life

Hill's father, Orsino Hill, is a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.[5]


  1. ^ Hull, John (April 16, 2013). "EG's Hill turning heads with play in CF". Elk Grove Citizen. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ Top pick Hill brings potential dynamic talent to Tigers
  3. ^ Beck, Jason (June 11, 2014). "Tigers agree to terms with first-round pick Hill". Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ 2014 MLB draft: Oregon signee Derek Hill selected 23rd overall by Detroit Tigers
  5. ^ Rodriguez, Matt (June 15, 2013). "Hill stealing the show at National". Perfect Game. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 

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