Date of Birth: 07/05/1995
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 225 lbs
College Experience: Bradley University
Resides: Lockport, Illinois
Derek Bangert is in his first season with the ThunderBolts and first as a professional in 2018. He was signed on July 27, 2018 after finishing a two-year career at Bradley University. He hit .271 there in 95 career games with 23 homers, including 14 as a junior, and 82 RBIs. He slugged .574 his junior season and and posted a .479 on-base percentage as a senior. Prior to Bradley, he spent two years at Heartland Community College, where he batted .362 over 78 total games. He hit 17 homers and drove in 69 runs in his freshman year. Derek attended Lockport Township High School in Lockport, Illinois.