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.
Hill was added to the Tigers 40–man roster following the 2019 season. On September 2, 2020, Hill was recalled by the Tigers following a season-ending injury to JaCoby Jones.
He made his MLB debut on September 4, 2020, as a defensive replacement. He batted .091 with no home runs or RBI in 15 games for the Tigers in 2020.
On August 8, Hill hit his first major league home run, a three-run drive to left-center off Zach Plesac of the Cleveland Indians. 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.
In 49 games with the 2021 Tigers, Hill hit .259 with 3 home runs, 14 RBIs, and 6 stolen bases. He had the 3rd-fastest sprint speed of all major leaguers, at 30.5 feet/second.
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.
Unfortunately, there is no information about Derek Hill’s relationship status, he has managed to keep his personal affairs under the radar.