2015-01-26

Interview With Derrick Chung


In the interests of emptying out what is left in the interview clip from last season, here is the final instalment for your enjoyment.

In 95 games behind the dish this year he threw out 40 of a possible 98 base stealers, which is good for a shiny 41% caught stealing percentage.

With the stick he slashed:

.281/.338/.358

In fairness, that line was fuelled by his strong play in the Florida State League. In the Eastern League, he put up a somewhat troubling .240/.275/.275 performance in 171 at bats. Perhaps he wore down a little bit after only ever catching 64 games in the previous year, his first year as a catcher.

Bob Elliott wrote a nice piece about him in camp this year. Check it out.

The fine folks at MILB.com had some positive things to say about him. Check it out too.

In the interview found below our man in the trenches, Mr. Jay Floyd, caught up with Derrick in late August. They discuss:
  • The strike zone and quality of umpiring differences between MILB levels
  • The area of his game he is looking to improve
  • A few words on catching LHP Daniel Norris
  • His position change from SS to catcher 

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