Dereck Violante

Dereck is a prototypical 'stat geek' and lifelong baseball fan becoming interested in all statistical facets of the game. Born and raised in Rhode Island, the smallest state in the US, but home to one of the Rays brightest lights and former players, Rocco Baldelli, who is the reason I became enamored with Tampa and how they operate as an organization. You can contact and follow Dereck's posts on twitter @derecksean or email at Follow my posts on Fansided at Rays Colored Glasses.