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Delino DeShields | Outfielder | #3

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (8) / HOU
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Delino DeShields is not in the Rangers' lineup for Friday's showdown against the Athletics.
It looks to be nothing more than a routine day of rest for the speedy outfielder, who is going to start losing playing time with Carlos Gomez back in the fold. The 25-year-old is hitting .275/.354/.374 with five homers, 20 RBI and 29 swipes on the season. Sep 22 - 6:47 PM

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Delino DeShields finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's road win against the Mariners.

The stolen base was the first successful theft since Sept. 2 after being nabbed on his previous three attempts. DeShields doesn't hit for much power or a high average, so his speed is the most valuable asset. If he isn't swiping bags he isn't worth keeping around in most mixed leagues.
Sep 20 - 2:23 AM

Delino DeShields went 2-for-4 and hit his fifth homer of the year in Monday's win.

DeShields has gone six straight games without attempting a steal after getting thrown out twice in a row earlier this month, but at least he's still hitting some. Really, though, as little power as he possesses, he needs to steal bases at a strong clip to be worthy of the mixed-league roster spot.
Sep 11 - 11:23 PM

Delino DeShields filled up the box score on Friday against the Angels by going 2-for-3 with two walks, two stolen bases, and two runs scored.

Batting leadoff, DeShields reached on two singles and a double. He’s now up to 27 steals on the year, two shy of Jose Altuve and Cameron Maybin for the AL lead. DeShields made the start in left field on Friday while Joey Gallo filled in for Adrian Beltre (hamstring) at third base. Beltre could miss the remainder of the season, so DeShields is a recommended pickup in mixed formats.
Sep 2 - 1:14 AM

Delino DeShields went 1-for-4 and swiped a pair of bases as the Rangers fell to the White Sox on Sunday.

DeShields led off the third inning with a single, then proceeded to swipe second and third base. Despite there being just one out though, the Rangers were unable to cash him in, squandering their best scoring chance in the ballgame. The speedy outfielder is having a nice season offensively, slashing .285/.354/.382 with three homers, 16 RBI and 24 stolen bases.
Aug 20 - 6:31 PM

Delino DeShields went 2-for-3 with two steals and two runs scored Tuesday against the Mets.

DeShields losing time to Joey Gallo in left field won't be necessary for as long as Mike Napoli is on the disabled list. The start tonight was just DeShields' second in the last seven days.
Jun 6 - 11:46 PM

Delino DeShields Jr. went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as the Rangers' No. 9 hitter Thursday.

DeShields was doing OK as the Rangers' leadoff man recently, but he's hit ninth on back-to-back days now, making him less interesting as a mixed-league option. The Rangers have won nine in a row, so DeShields will likely keep hitting ninth.
May 18 - 5:33 PM

Delino DeShields went 4-for-4 and scored a run in a win over the Phillies.

All four hits were singles. He raised his batting average from .247 to .282 in one fell swoop. Normally DeShields would attempt a steal when reaching base so many times, but the bases were clogged with Rangers baserunners all night. He has one homer, 17 runs, seven RBI and seven stolen bases in 29 games played.
May 18 - 12:17 AM

Delino DeShields is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Padres.

The Rangers are juggling some pieces with the DH unavailable under National League rules. Nomar Mazara is back in the lineup in left field while Shin-Soo Choo will play right and bat leadoff.
May 9 - 12:35 PM

Delino DeShields smacked his first home run of the season on Tuesday in Houston.

Rangers manager Jeff Banister earlier in the day confirmed the obvious that DeShields had taken over as the regular left fielder, and Delino celebrated with a dinger. He's not going to have many of those, but he does offer on-base skills and stolen base ability from the top of the Rangers' lineup.
May 3 - 12:02 AM

Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Tuesday that Delino DeShields has claimed the starting left field gig.

Banister is basically playing the hot hand here, with all of his left field options struggling overall in 2017. DeShields offers some short-term fantasy value with his speed, but his playing time is probably going to remain inconsistent all year.
May 2 - 7:01 PM

Delino DeShields was hitless in three at-bats with a walk Saturday against the Angels.

It was DeShields' first start against a right-handed starter this season and it didn't go well. The outfielder was rewarded with another start after posting a pair of multi-hit games against two southpaws. Until he proves he can hit right-handed pitching his fantasy appeal is rather limited.
Apr 30 - 12:08 AM

Delino DeShields went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Friday’s loss to the Angels.

DeShields was used sparingly over the first couple of weeks of the season despite a strong showing during spring training, but he has reached base in seven out of his 10 plate appearances with five runs scored in two starts this week. The Rangers have to be thinking about giving him more at-bats in left field, which would be a good thing for fantasy owners.
Apr 29 - 12:24 AM

Delino DeShields went 2-for-3 with three walks, three runs, one RBI and two stolen bases against the Twins on Wednesday.

It's been a dismal month of April for DeShields but he made his fantasy owners happy today -- if they were brave enough (or desperate enough) to put him in their lineups. He is now batting just .238/.360/.238 with no homers, two RBI and four steals on the year. The three runs he scored today were his first of the season in 11 games played.
Apr 27 - 1:19 AM

Delino DeShields came through with a walk-off RBI single in the 13th inning to help the Rangers top the Royals 1-0 on Thursday.

After Joey Gallo's out-out double set the stage, DeShields lined a Travis Wood offering over the third baseman's head and down the left field line for the game-winning hit. It was his only hit in four at-bats and just his second hit all season. There was talk of the 24-year-old possibly having a large role with the Rangers coming out of camp, but he's been buried by manager Jeff Banister and hasn't helped his case with his poor hitting when given an opportunity. Sometimes something like a walk-off hit can be a catalyst for a slumping hitter. Perhaps Thursday's walk-off single will do just that for DeShields.
Apr 21 - 12:58 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Brett Nicholas
3A.J. Jimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Joey Gallo
2Will Middlebrooks
3Adrian Beltre
LF1Delino DeShields
2Ryan Rua
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jared Hoying
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Martin Perez
3Andrew Cashner
4Miguel Gonzalez
5A.J. Griffin
6Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Leclerc
2Alex Claudio
3Keone Kela
4Matt Bush
5Jason Grilli
6Tony Barnette
7Jake Diekman
8Ricardo Rodriguez
9Austin Bibens-Dirkx
10Paolo Espino
11Nick Martinez
12Nick Gardewine
13Yohander Mendez