Darren Shred

What they’re saying: On D.R. tour vs. rookie-class Dominican Summer League pitchers: Against the Rays oubled to the wall in right-centre .... 6 H, 3 Doubles, 4 RBIs in FLA vs. pros ... 2-for-3 with RBI in win over New York PG Maroon at Jupiter ... Struck out the side in win over South Texas Sliders when he was clocked at 90 MPH.

On other lists

328th on Baseball America top 500 combined list.

365th on PG top 500 HS list (down from 171st)

5th on Perfect Game USA's top HS list.

7th on Baseball America's top HS Canuck list.


Baseball America, 328

Scouting Report:

Shred is another high-ceiling Canadian in this year’s class. Shred’s best tools are behind the plate, where he has quick feet and a quiet glove. He has a solid-average arm and a quick release. Shred also has some promise as a hitter, though his swing is raw. Shred uses a slight drop and hitch load and he upper cuts regularly. He will need more strength in his trunk to cut down on his back side collapse and maintain balance through the swing. Shred has some feel at the plate, and his potential to play up the middle could make him an intriguing target for teams. He is committed to Chipola (Fla.) JC.


Perfect Game

365. Darren Shred, c, St. Roch Catholic S.S.
R-R, 6-2/200, Brampton, Ontario
College Commitment: Chipola College

Shred was a well-known prospect coming off last summer and fall and played very well in Team Canada’s tour of Florida in March with other top prospects such as Josh Naylor and Demi Oromoloye. He is an extremely strong righthanded hitter with a power approach at the plate that will create some swing-and-miss but has the capability of leaving the yard at any time. Shred has plus arm strength behind the plate and is a agile blocker with improving footwork. Some also like his two-way potential off the mound, where he has been up to 90 mph with a nice curveball.

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