Derek Jerome Hill (born December 30, 1995) is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Tigers drafted hill in the first round of the 2014 MLB draft, and he made his MLB debut in 2020.
The Detroit Tigers drafted hill in the first round, 23rd overall, in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft. On June 11, the Tigers announced they agreed to terms on a deal with Hill that includes a $2 million signing bonus. He was previously committed to playing college baseball at the University of Oregon.
Hill began the 2021 season at the Tiger’s alternate training site in Toledo and was assigned to the AAA Toledo Mud Hens in May. On June 3, Hill was recalled to the major league club following an injury to Victor Reyes
On August 11, Hill was placed on the 10-day injured list after suffering a left ribcage contusion in a collision with left fielder Akil Baddoo the previous night.
On April 6, 2022, the Tigers announced Hill would start the 2022 season on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to April 4) with a right hamstring strain.
Derek does not have any children at the moment, at his age, he is focusing on his career as a baseball center fielder for the Detroit Tigers.