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Delino DeShields | Outfielder | #3

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (8) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Delino DeShields made the start in left field Saturday in Seattle, finishing 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.

The speedy DeShields isn't likely to buy himself many starts if he continues to struggle when given the chance to play. He is hitless in nine at-bats this season with six strikeouts, so look for him to continue mostly as a pinch runner and occasional pinch hitter until he starts to piece together a few productive games at the dish.
Apr 16 - 1:32 AM

Making his first start of the year, Delino DeShields got just three plate appearances as the Rangers' DH before being lifted for a pinch-hitter.

DeShields seemed like a big piece of the Rangers' plans last week, but since the games started counting, he's been an afterthought. He had a strikeout, a sac bunt and a popout tonight before the Rangers opted to hit Drew Robinson for him in the seventh. It wouldn't seem to bode well for him getting a bunch of playing time this weekend.
Apr 5 - 11:50 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Monday that it will be either Delino DeShields or Ryan Rua starting in left field on Tuesday.

Jurickson Profar somewhat surprisingly got the nod in left Monday after momentum seemed to be behind DeShields getting the first crack at the job. Ultimately, it looks like this will be a fluid situation where the first player to get hot will start seeing the bulk of the at-bats.
Apr 3 - 4:45 PM's T.R. Sullivan writes that Delino DeShields could be the Rangers' everyday left fielder and leadoff man.

DeShields has batted .302/.448/.321 with 12 steals this spring, which might have been enough to push Jurickson Profar back into a utility role and Carlos Gomez down in the order. "I tell guys, make me put you in the lineup," manager Jeff Banister said. "Let your game put you in the lineup. Delino has made us do that. How it plays on Opening Day or the day after that … just continue to play the game." DeShields entered 2016 as the Opening Day center fielder and leadoff man, but he lost those jobs quickly and ultimately hit .209/.275/.313. However, the 24-year-old had a good rookie season and could make a dent in fantasy leagues with his on-base skills and running ability.
Mar 28 - 5:13 PM

Delino DeShields has made the Rangers' Opening Day roster.

DeShields has certainly earned it, as hes hitting .302 with a .448 on-base percentage to go along with 12 stolen bases. His exact role isn't clear, but Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram notes that he has "looked like an everyday player." DeShields has been a useful fantasy option before and there's opportunity in left field right now, so this situation is worth watching.
Mar 28 - 12:26 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
3Brett Nicholas
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Delino DeShields
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Austin Bibens-Dirkx
8Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
R1Matt Bush
2Keone Kela
3Jose Leclerc
4Jason Grilli
5Jeremy Jeffress
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Jake Diekman