24  Derrick Thomas
Derrick Thomas

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Roswell, Ga.

High School:
Roswell HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 211

Position:
OF

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


05/10/2013

Forty-Five Student-Athletes To Graduate Sunday

Congratulations to all of our Tigers graduates.

04/11/2013

Tigers Place 228 Student-Athletes on C-USA List

Conference USA announces Commissioner's Honor Roll

03/07/2013

Buffalo Visits Memphis for Three-Game Series at FedExPark

Tigers play under the lights for first time on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

02/21/2013

Memphis Battles Missouri This Weekend at FedExPark

SEC team visits Memphis for three-game series for first time since 1981 (Tennessee)

02/18/2013

Tigers Host Arkansas State on Tuesday at FedExPark

Memphis (1-2) faces first midweek test as ASU brings 3-0 record to FedExPark

2012 - Redshirt Sophomore
Played in 55 of 59 games and made starts in 54 contests ... Hit .273 on the season with four home runs and 37 RBI ... Hit .277 in C-USA play and had one home run and 15 RBI ... Led team with 20 steals, tied for third in the C-USA ranks ... Had 17 multi-hit games including three hit games against SIU-Edwardsville (2/19) and Bradley (3/3) ... Had four-straight two-hit games late in the season beginning in series finale at Missouri (5/13) and continuing through game two at Houston (5/18) ... Opened season with a nine-game hitting streak and had another nine-game streak later in the season ... Had 11 multi-RBI games including two games, versus SIU-Edwardsville (2/18) and versus Southern Miss in C-USA Tournament (5/23), with three RBI ... Was 6-for-14 with three doubles, home run and four RBI in series against SIU-Edwardsville ... Hit 5-for-11 with four doubles, home run and four RBI in series against East Carolina.

2011 - Redshirt Freshman
Redshirted the 2011 season due to injury.

2010 - Freshman
Lone Tiger freshman in the starting lineup in 2010...Started in rightfield in 48 of the 52 contests he appeared in ... Batted .259 with nine doubles, four triples and a home run ... Scored 27 runs and collected 14 RBI...Had 10 games in which he collected multiple hits ... Drove in two or more runs five times ... Opened his career with a six-game hit streak that included a 3-for-3 effort vs. Pittsburgh (2/27/10) ... Hit .277 in 21 C-USA contests ... Ripped five doubles and added a home run and 10 RBI in league play ... Went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles vs. UL-Monroe (3/10/10) ... Hit his first career home run to help Memphis to a one-run win at UCF (5/2/10) ... Had three hits, two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored in a 9-2 victory over UAB (5/7/10) ... Had a solid series at No. 14 Oklahoma, going 4-for-10 (.400) ... Posted three hits and drove in a pair at Southern Miss (5/21/10).

Prep
Was a four-year letterwinner on the baseball diamond for head coach Mike Power at Roswell High School ... Three-time All-Area selection ... Two-time 6AAAAA First Team All-Region pick ... Earned RHS's Offensive MVP honors in 2007 and 2009 ... Was tabbed The Beacon's 2009 All-County First Team performer ... 2009 Louisville Slugger High School Honorable Mention All-American ... Perfect Game Southeast Region first team selection ... Noted as one of the Greater Atlanta Area's top players by ESPN ... Hit over .400 with 18 home runs and 58 stolen bases in his prep career ... Served as team captain his senior year and guided RHS to a 21-7 record and a GHSA state playoff appearance ... Led the Hornets with a .479 batting average, an .842 slugging percentage, a .542 on-base percentage, 45 hits, 30 runs scored, 15 stolen bases, 11 doubles and seven home runs his senior season ... His 45 hits tied a RHS single-season record ... Selected to Team Georgia ... Posted a blistering .420 batting average, with 22 RBI, a .425 on base percentage and four round-trippers as a junior.

Personal
Son of Ed and Wytana Thomas ... Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 44th Round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... Lettered two seasons as a shooting guard on the Roswell High School basketball team, where he earned team MVP honors ... Was a member of the National Honor Society ... Earned Rotary Leadership Award and the HOBY Leadership Award ... Served as the Model Atlanta Regional Commission (MARC) Service Committee Leader ... Majoring in marketing management.

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