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Delino DeShields | Outfielder | #3

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (8) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Delino DeShields has been left off the Rangers' 25-man roster for the ALDS.
Jared Hoying and Ryan Rua are on. DeShields probably would have made for a good pinch-running option in the best-of-five series versus Toronto, but he batted .209/.275/.313 over 203 plate appearances during the 2016 regular season and the Rangers have enough team speed as it is. Oct 6 - 12:12 PM

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Delino DeShields went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

DeShields jumped the Rangers to an early lead with his two-run homer off Drew Smyly in the third inning, but that would only hold up for one frame. The dinger was his fourth of the season. Through 152 at-bats, the 24-year-old outfielder is hitting just .230/.306/.349.
Aug 21 - 5:45 PM

Delino DeShields went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored against the A's on Wednesday.

DeShields was hitting leadoff tonight for the first time since July 31, and he did a nice job of it, reaching three times. He has a chance to earn increased playing time with Shin-Soo Choo out, and if it happens, there's the chance he'll be useful in mixed leagues. He's not there just yet.
Aug 17 - 11:52 PM

Delino DeShields is leading off Wednesday's game against the A's.

DeShields earns the opportunity against southpaw Sean Manaea. Against left-handed pitching this season, the 24-year-old outfielder is actually hitting worse than against right-handed pitching, as he sports a dismal .178/.229/.200 triple-slash over 45 at-bats. Daily Slant: While he isn't known for his ability with the bat, Deshields can still be a valuable fantasy contributor thanks to his legs and spot atop the Rangers order. His numbers against LHs this season have been very poor (small sample size, only 45 ABs), but he finished 2015 with a respectable .366 wOBA and .153 ISO at home against LHP. A's starter Sean Manaea has allowed a .406 wOBA to RH bats on the road and doesn't own a strong K-BB% (11.4% vs. RHs).
Aug 17 - 4:19 PM

Delino DeShields had a rough day at the dish on Friday, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the Rangers were shut out by Dallas Keuchel and the Astros.

As a club, the Rangers were only able to muster three hits in the contest, so the speedy outfielder wasn't the only one who struggled. With the hitless night, DeShields is now hitting just .221/.296/.324 in 155 plate appearances with the big league club this season.
Aug 5 - 11:05 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
3Brett Nicholas
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Joey Gallo
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Nomar Mazara
2Carlos Gomez
CF1Ian Desmond
2Delino DeShields
3Jared Hoying
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Carlos Beltran
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
R1Sam Dyson
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Matt Bush
4Jake Diekman
5Keone Kela
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Shawn Tolleson
10Dario Alvarez
11Lucas Harrell
12Nick Martinez
13Yohander Mendez
14Jose Leclerc