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Delino DeShields

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Delino DeShields
Name: Delino Diaab DeShields Jr.
Born: Aug 16, 1992 in Norcross, Ga. USA
High School: Woodward Academy, College Park, Ga.
Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2019191.257.345.3613
Career1,508.246.329.34317
Drafted in the 1st round (8th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2010 (signed for $2,150,000)
In 2005, the most recent year Baseball America conducted its Baseball for the Ages survey, DeShields ranked as the nation's top 12-year-old, beating out Bryce Harper and A.J. Cole, among others. He had just finished seventh grade. The son of the former big leaguer and 1987 first-round pick of the same name, DeShields has had an up-and-down high school career that included a modest showing at the East Coast Pro Showcase last summer. His loud tools have helped him leap past his peers and jumped him, for some scouts, to the top of a deep crop of Georgia prep talent. His best tool is his explosive speed, which has jumped up a grade to earn 80s on the 20-80 scale. Like many big league progeny, DeShields doesn't play with a ton of energy, and he got off to a slow start, which scared off some clubs. When the weather heated up, DeShields' bat did likewise. He showcased electric bat speed and present strength, leading to projections of average power in his future. His swing needs some fine-tuning and his defense in center field is raw. He has enough arm for center, though it's below-average. Some scouts also had makeup concerns after DeShields changed his mind about his college choice, eventually settling on Louisiana State.
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