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DeShields set for breakout year with Rangers

Delino DeShields knows and believes this could be the year he is finally rewarded for all his work and for enduring all that he has been through the past three years. He is being put into position for a breakout season.
Via Rangers.com
10 days ago

Delino DeShields on Creating Chaos and Crossing the Plate

When I first talked to Delino DeShields, he was 20 years old and finishing up a season in which he hit .287/.389/.428, with 12 home runs, between Low-A and High-A. More notable is the fact that he stole 101 bases. Hardly anyone noticed. That same year, Billy Hamilton swiped an unprecedented 155. The introduction to the 2012 interview included the following suggestion: “DeShields...
Via Fangraphs
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Delino DeShields Can Run Away From His Problems

The Rangers won on Friday in no small part because of Rougned Odor‘s baserunning after he got to first. But no less impressive was Delino DeShields‘ baserunning on his way to first. In the 14th inning, this happened, immediately following the single that made the difference in the game. So while it turned out this RBI was unnecessary, it might’ve also been the single most incredible...
Via Fangraphs
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Delino DeShields Named American League Rookie of the Month

Texas Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields sprinted around the basepaths throughout May, racing to an American League Rookie of the Month honor. Delino DeShields has been selected as the American League Rookie of Month for May. — John Blake (@RangerBlake) June 3, 2015 The 22-year-old racked up 22 runs and 10 stolen bases, getting caught just once. DeShields swiped three bags during...
Via Sportsnaut
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Delino DeShields Jr's swollen face after HBP is nasty (PHOTO)

On Friday night, Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. took a 90 mph fastball to the face during a Double-A game. Amazingly, he managed to walk off the field under his own power, but anytime a player takes pitch to the head, it is scary.DeShields later posted an un-photoshopped selfie and, I think he'd agree, the result is cartoonish:Shoutout to my brother for taking a 90mph fastball...
Via The Other Paper
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A: Delino DeShields, Jr., Stealing 101

Delino DeShields, Jr. was clearly overshadowed this season. The 20-year-old Houston Astros prospect stole 101 bases, but thanks to Billy Hamilton‘s record-setting 155, his own thievery went largely unnoticed. Despite the relative lack of attention, DeShields may ultimately prove to be the better player. Taken eighth overall in the 2010 draft, the right-handed-hitting second baseman...
Via Fangraphs
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Friday 5: Delino DeShields Jr.

Every year the MLB draft seems to be littered with familiar names. Full of sons, brothers, nephews...the 2010 draft was no different.Two months ago, the Houston Astros drafted Delino DeShields Jr. with their eighth overall pick. His father, selected with the 12th overall pick in 1987, played 13 seasons for five different teams.Junior looks to start soon with his first."It's a done...
Via Hall of Very Good
August 06, 2010  |  Discuss

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