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Delino DeShields | Outfielder | #3

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (8) / HOU
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Rangers recalled OF Delino DeShields from Triple-A Round Rock.
DeShields had struggled in his early-season stint with the Rangers and was hitting just .217/.294/.302 with two homers, eight RBI and four steals over 106 at-bats prior to being optioned down to Triple-A in mid-May. He wasn't hitting particularly well at the lower level before this call-up, but does offer a speed element for interested owners in deeper AL-only formats. With Shin-Soo Choo on the disabled list due to a back injury, DeShields could see a decent number of at-bats over the next few weeks. Jul 20 - 7:08 PM

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Rangers optioned OF Delino DeShields to Triple-A Round Rock.

The writing had appeared to be on the wall, as DeShields kept struggling and Ian Desmond was seeing more and more time in center field. With Shin-Soo Choo (calf) poised to return soon and Josh Hamilton (knee) possibly coming not long after, DeShields could be given ample time at Round Rock to get straightened out.
May 13 - 3:26 PM

Delino DeShields is absent from the Rangers' lineup Friday.

DeShields has either been dropped to ninth in the batting order or benched in four out of the last five games, which is not a good development for his fantasy prospect. Ian Desmond is in center field, while Ryan Rua is handling left.
Apr 29 - 4:26 PM

Delino DeShields was dropped to ninth in the Rangers' batting order Monday against the Yankees.

DeShields had hit leadoff in his previous 16 games. Rangers manager Jeff Banister said he just wanted to stack left-handers against Nathan Eovaldi, though we suspect DeShields' recent 2-for-20 slump may have influenced his decision. Obviously a permanent move to the No. 9 spot would be a big hit to DeShields' already sinking fantasy value. It will be interesting to see where he bats Tuesday against right-hander Luis Severino.
Apr 26 - 8:54 AM

Delino DeShields is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day off. Ian Desmond is playing center field and Ryan Rua is handling left.
Apr 24 - 11:01 AM

Delino DeShields went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles in Saturday's 8-4 victory over the Rangers.

Treated as little more than a late-round source of stolen bases in pre-season fantasy drafts, DeShields has set a blistering pace in his first 12 games. He's hitting .326/.420/.465 with two stolen bases and a solid .140 ISO -- which should allow him to keep opposing pitchers honest. And as long as he's batting leadoff for the Rangers, he'll be an underrated fantasy option for owners who need stolen bases, runs, and perhaps even batting average.
Apr 16 - 11:47 PM

Delino DeShields is starting in center field and batting leadoff for the Rangers in Friday's game versus the Orioles.

DeShields is off to a nice start this season with a .294/.415/.412 batting line, one homer and two steals. He'll face Vance Worley on Friday.
Apr 15 - 4:09 PM

Delino DeShields hit a game-tying solo home run in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 4-2, 10-inning loss to the Mariners.

DeShields' game-tying solo shot off Mariners reliever Joel Peralta was his most noteworthy hit, but he turned in a strong all-around game, finishing 3-for-5 with two runs scored. The 23-year-old outfielder is more known for revving his wheels than cracking tater after tater. To whit, in 425 at-bats last season, he hit just two home runs. At the same time, he also stole 25 bases and notched 10 triples.
Apr 13 - 7:17 PM

Delino DeShields is not in Monday's lineup against the Mariners.

He's just getting a breather. Ian Desmond will make the start in center field while Rougned Odor bats leadoff.
Apr 11 - 5:33 PM

Delino DeShields went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored versus the Angels on Saturday.

DeShields continues to rebound a bit after a frigid start to the season. He's now 3-for-8 in this series against the Angels, as he maintains a hold on the leadoff spot, which should benefit his stolen-base and run totals in the short-term future. However, the speedster is only hitting .176 on the year.
Apr 10 - 12:34 AM

Delino DeShields went 2-for-4 with a walk, two steals and two runs scored Friday against the Angels.

It's been a cold first week for the Rangers' bats, but they started to figure it out tonight. DeShields entered the game 0-for-9 before breaking out a bit. Even after seven runs tonight, the Rangers still have six regulars with sub-.200 averages after five games, plus Adrian Beltre at .211 with no extra-base hits.
Apr 9 - 2:04 AM

Delino DeShields is leading off in the Rangers' Opening Day game Monday versus the Mariners.

The lineup for Texas is as expected against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez: Delino DeShields CF, Shin-Soo Choo RF, Prince Fielder DH, Adrian Beltre 3B, Mitch Moreland 1B, Ian Desmond LF, Rougned Odor 2B, Elvis Andrus SS, Robinson Chirinos C. Cole Hamels will be on the mound for the host team.
Apr 4 - 12:18 PM

Delino DeShields went 2-for-3 with a pair of triples and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Royals.

DeShields now has four triples on the spring. He hit 10 over the course of the 2015 regular season. During Wednesday's Cactus League showdown, he burned both Ian Kennedy and Luke Hochevar for the three-baggers. While the 23-year-old outfielder was dealing with mild right biceps tendinitis last week, he appears a full-go for Opening Day.
Mar 30 - 5:26 PM

Delino DeShields (biceps) returned to Cactus League action on Saturday.

DeShields missed a few days with mild right biceps tendinitis, but he's expected to be fine. "I feel like I’m 100 percent right now. It’s just a matter of not really pushing it at this point," he said. "We’re getting close to Opening Day, and they didn’t want to throw me out there and something happens and I have to go all the way back."
Mar 27 - 2:25 PM

Delino DeShields had to exit Tuesday's game versus the Padres with mild right biceps tendinitis.

He'll be re-evaluated on Wednesday, but the Rangers are calling him day-to-day and this doesn't appear to be a real concern. DeShields is hitting .333 with one stolen base this spring.
Mar 22 - 5:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Nomar Mazara
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Ian Desmond
2Drew Stubbs
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
3Jared Hoying
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Kyle Lohse
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Matt Bush
6Tony Barnette
7Cesar Ramos
8Alex Claudio
9Tanner Scheppers