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Young DeShields making a strong impression on Rangers

Delino DeShields wasn't exactly expected to be a linchpin of the 2015 Texas Rangers prior to the season, but he's definitely earning rave reviews so far.Picked up in the Rule 5 Draft from the Houston Astros, the Rangers (and GM Jon Daniels) saw value in the young player, who otherwise has had to battle long odds to make it to the Majors.Cody Stavenhagen of wrote a profile...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Buy/Sell Shortstops Edition

In Episode 195, Professors Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) and Lance Rinker (@LanceMRinker) discuss some fantasy baseball news from Wednesday and recap how the shortstops have fared this season. Topics include: Some closer talk, including whether you should drop Steve Cishek The speedy Delino DeShields Jr. Re-shuffling their shortstop rankings Listener questions! You can check...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

"Throwback Thursday" - Delino DeShields

View image | The Texas Rangers are confusing some fantasy baseball owners who remember baseball in its glory days - The 90's.  After few appearances in April, Delino DeShields has become a key cog in the Rangers offense.  But not retired 13 year veteran DeShields, who was  a career .268 hitter and hit 26 doubles, 14 triples and 11 home runs which led...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Delino DeShields Jr. Wrecked the Astros’ Cinco De Mayo Piñata

You know who wasn’t in a celebratory Cinco de Mayo mood on Tuesday? Rangers second baseman Delino DeShields Jr. And with a slash line of .143/.217/.238, who could blame him? Fortunately, he was able to take out some frustration on his former team’s (Astros) mascot, Orbit. As you can see below, Orbit was all about celebrating Mexican pride: No one celebrates #CincoDeMayo quite...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros prospect DeShields Jr. takes 90 mph fastball to the face

How does a batter look after he takes a 90 mph fastball to the face? Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. has the answer, and it isn't pretty. DeShields managed to walk off the field under his own power after getting hit Friday night while playing for the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks in Frisco, TX against the RoughRiders. He is expected to be out several weeks with a broken...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Delino DeShields Jr's swollen face after HBP is nasty (PHOTO)

On Friday night, Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. took a 90 mph fastball to the face during a Double-A game. Amazingly, he managed to walk off the field under his own power, but anytime a player takes pitch to the head, it is scary.DeShields later posted an un-photoshopped selfie and, I think he'd agree, the result is cartoonish:Shoutout to my brother for taking a 90mph fastball...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. hit in face by pitch, taken to hospital

Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. was taken to hospital last night after being hit in the head by a pitch, reports Brian McTaggart of The incident happened while DeShields was playing for Double-A Corpus Christi in Frisco.According to McTaggart, DeShields was struck in the right side of his face in the top of the seventh inning but did manage to walk off the...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 17 UNC women beat No. 10 NC State 89-82

Diamond DeShields set a school freshman record with 38 points to help No. 17 North Carolina beat No. 10 North Carolina State 89-82 on Sunday. Fellow rookie Allisha Gray scored 15 of her 18 points after halftime in her own big performance for the Tar Heels (20-6, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who beat a top-10 opponent on the road for the second time this week. UNC earned its first...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

DeShields leads No. 17 UNC past No. 3 Duke 89-78

Freshman Diamond DeShields knew Cameron Indoor Stadium can be tough on visitors - especially those from hated rival North Carolina. She didn't expect the Cameron Crazies would be this easy to tune out. DeShields scored a season-high 30 points in the 17th-ranked Tar Heels' 89-78 upset of No. 3 Duke on Monday night. The daughter of ex-major league infielder Delino DeShields hit...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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