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Delino DeShields Jr. | Outfielder

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Astros outfield prospect Delino DeShields went 2-for-4 for Double-A Corpus Christi on Friday, raising his season line to .237/.326/.345.
After a blistering return from his injury, DeShields has been ice cold, hitting .202/.270/.250 over his last 32 games. DeShields has below-average power and strikes out too much (23.0 percent for the season), so will need to hit for a higher average if he is to reach the major leagues. Houston has a lot of outfield talent in the minor leagues, and despite being the former 8th overall pick in the draft, DeShields could see himself get crowded out. Jun 21 - 10:46 AM

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Astros outfield prospect Delino DeShields went 1-for-3 with two walks and three stolen bases for Double-A Corpus Christi on Monday.

DeShields has been white hot since his return from the disabled list, hitting .467/.556/.867 with two home runs and four stolen bases, bringing his season line to .304/.422/.522 with four home runs and 10 stolen bases. After his scary injury, it's great to see DeShields playing. If he keeps hitting this way, he could be in line for a mid-season promotion to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
May 13 - 10:04 AM

Astros outfield prospect Delino DeShields returned to action, going 2-for-4 with two home runs for Double-A Corpus Christi on Friday.

DeShields missed approximately three weeks due to a non-displaced fracture of his right cheekbone after being hit by a pitch, and returned to have his best game of the season. The speedy DeShields is up to .276/.391/.534 with three doubles, four home runs, and six stolen bases in 15 games.
May 10 - 10:31 AM

Astros outfield prospect Delino DeShields Jr. was scheduled to resume baseball activities on Tuesday.

DeShields was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of his right cheekbone after being hit by a pitch last Friday. The Astros are unsure when he'll return to action. "With a non displaced fracture, sometimes those things can heal up pretty quickly," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "We’ll wait and see. He’s going to start some activities as tolerated."
Apr 23 - 10:27 AM

Delino DeShields will miss several weeks with a broken cheekbone.

The injury is officially a "non-displaced maxillary sinus fracture" in the left cheek, and DeShields is lucky that the injury was not more severe given its location.
Source: MiLB.com
Apr 19 - 3:28 PM

Delino DeShields suffered a fractured cheekbone after being hit in the face by a pitch during Friday's game at Double-A Corpus Christi.

No word yet on the possible recovery time from the gruesome injury. The 21-year-old speedster is hitting .259/.385/.426 with two homers, four RBI and six stolen bases in his first 14 contests.
Apr 19 - 11:45 AM

Astros outfield prospect Delino DeShields left the game on Friday after he was hit in the face by a pitch.

DeShields walked off the field under his own power and was taken to the hospital for X-rays. He was hitting .259/.385/.426 with two home runs for Double-A Corpus Christi in 2014.
Source: MLB.com
Apr 19 - 10:23 AM

Delino DeShields Jr. went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Wednesday and is hitless in 10 at-bats so far this spring.

DeShields is again on the move to center field this year. He started his pro career there in 2010, only to return to his prep position of second base the following season. DeShields is better equipped to excel defensively in center than he was in the infield, but his bat will be held to a higher standard now. He hit .317/.405/.468 last season, but that was at a tremendous offensive environment at Single-A Lancaster. Double-A will be a bigger test this year.
Mar 5 - 4:13 PM

Astros prospect second baseman Delino DeShields Jr. plead not guilty to a DUI charge from a January traffic incident.

DeShields, 18, was arrested in January on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, underage possession of alcohol and a traffic violation. His next court appearance is scheduled for August. The 2010 first-round pick is batting .210/.300/.356 with six homers, 26 RBI and 11 stolen bases over his first 56 games with Class A Lexington this season. Baseball America ranked him as the Astros' No. 2 prospect over the winter.
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 12:57:00 PM

Delino DeShields Jr. issued an apology on his Facebook page on Monday after being arrested Sunday and charged with a DUI, possession of alcohol by a minor and a traffic violation.

"I take the responsibility of being a role model seriously and apologize to my fans and community, who continue to support my family and I during this unfortunate incident. I look forward to putting this matter behind me and sincerely appreciate the respect of privacy during this personal matter." The Astros selected the 18-year-old with the eighth overall pick in the 2010 First Year Player Draft and signed him to a $2.15 million bonus.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 07:14:00 PM

Delino DeShields Jr. was arrested Sunday and charged with DUI, possession of alcohol by a minor and a traffic violation.

The 18-year-old was selected No. 8 overall by Houston in June's First-Year Player Draft and signed for $2.15 million. He was booked by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department at 1:06 A.M. Sunday and released a few hours later on bond. Prior to his arrest, DeShields Jr. was expected to start the season at Class-A Lexington and transition from the outfield to second base. The Astros are aware of the situation but are remaining mum until details are sorted out.
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 12:56:00 PM

Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that the Astros have come to terms with first-round pick Delino DeShields Jr.

Delino DeShields said Monday that his son intended to sign with the Astros and would not attend LSU in the fall. It's not yet known how much the Astros signed him for. DeShields, who was selected No. 8 overall in June, is expected to move from the outfield to second base.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Tue, Aug 3, 2010 08:08:00 PM

Delino DeShields told MLB.com Monday that his son Delino DeShields Jr. intends to sign with the Astros and not attend LSU in the fall.

"He's going to be an Astro," DeShields said. "No doubt." DeShields was selected No. 8 overall by Houston in June's First-Year Player Draft. He played outfield in high school, but the club hoped to begin transitioning him to second base during the instructional league this season. They may have to wait.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mon, Aug 2, 2010 07:40:00 PM

Astros selected high school outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. with the eighth pick in the draft.

DeShields offers great speed, and he should be a plus defender in center field. The Astros, though, will probably want to try him at second base, given Michael Bourn's presence on the roster. He's never going to show much power, but he could be a nice option at the top of the order someday.
Mon, Jun 7, 2010 07:54:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
3Marc Krauss
2B1Jose Altuve
2Enrique Hernandez
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Robbie Grossman
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Jarred Cosart
3Dallas Keuchel
4Brad Peacock
5Collin McHugh
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Chad Qualls
2Jesse Crain
3Matt Albers
4Tony Sipp
5Josh Fields
6Darin Downs
7Jose Veras
8Josh Zeid
9Jake Buchanan
10Jose Cisnero