From BR Bullpen
Derek Robert Law
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 180-218 lb.
- High School Seton-LaSalle Catholic High School
Derek Law turned pro in 2011.
Law's father Joe Law reached AAA in the minors and helped teach Derek how pitch. Derek went 8-0 as a high school junior and was the only junior named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Area team in 2008. He disappointed scouts in 2009 by going 3-2 with a 1.70 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 39 innings, also hitting .428. He fell to the 28th round of the 2009 amateur draft before he was taken by the Texas Rangers, the second player picked that year from the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League following Gus Benusa. He had a commitment to Miami Dade College as well, which he wound up honoring. After going 8-5 with a 2.35 ERA and 121 K in 92 innings (while walking only 16), he moved up to the 9th round of the 2011 amateur draft, this time picked by the San Francisco Giants.
Source: several articles in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette