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Portrait of Delino DeShields

Delino DeShields 2B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 6652 .268 .352 .377 .264 20.9
Birth Date1-15-1969
Height6' 1"
Weight170 lbs
Age48 years, 5 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1990 MON 21 129 572 499 69 144 28 6 4 196 66 96 4 2 1 45 42 22 .289 .375 .393 .282 23.8 -3.9 2.1
1991 MON 22 151 673 563 83 134 15 4 10 187 95 151 2 5 8 51 56 23 .238 .347 .332 .268 28.8 -8.5 2.2
1992 MON 23 135 599 530 82 155 19 8 7 211 54 108 3 3 9 56 46 15 .292 .359 .398 .276 30.2 -16.6 1.5
1993 MON 24 123 562 481 75 142 17 7 2 179 72 64 3 2 4 29 43 10 .295 .389 .372 .284 38.7 2.2 4.1
1994 LAN 25 89 376 320 51 80 11 3 2 103 54 53 0 1 1 33 27 7 .250 .357 .322 .247 10.6 9.5 1.9
1995 LAN 26 127 493 425 66 109 18 3 8 157 63 83 1 1 3 37 39 14 .256 .353 .369 .257 16.6 12.6 2.8
1996 LAN 27 154 642 581 75 130 12 8 5 173 53 124 1 5 2 41 48 11 .224 .287 .298 .216 -8.0 1.9 -0.6
1997 SLN 28 150 643 572 92 169 26 14 11 256 55 72 3 6 7 58 55 14 .295 .357 .448 .288 38.5 -8.7 2.9
1998 SLN 29 117 484 420 74 122 21 8 7 180 56 61 0 4 4 44 26 10 .290 .371 .429 .274 21.7 -6.5 1.5
1999 BAL 30 96 374 330 46 87 11 2 6 120 37 52 1 1 5 34 11 8 .264 .339 .364 .246 4.1 -7.3 -0.3
2000 BAL 31 151 643 561 84 166 43 5 10 249 69 82 1 9 3 86 37 10 .296 .369 .444 .280 32.9 -5.6 2.6
2001 BAL 32 58 222 188 29 37 8 2 3 58 31 42 1 1 1 21 11 1 .197 .312 .309 .224 -3.0 -3.4 -0.6
2001 CHN 32 68 195 163 26 45 9 3 2 66 28 35 0 1 3 16 12 1 .276 .380 .405 .272 7.0 -2.4 0.5
2002 CHN 33 67 174 146 20 28 6 1 3 45 21 38 0 1 6 10 10 1 .192 .292 .308 .224 -0.3 3.1 0.3
Career1615665257798721548244748021807541061204257561463147.268.352.377.264241.8-33.720.9

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1987 JAM A- 34 124 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 ROK A 129 562 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 JAX AA 93 391 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .351 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 IND AAA 47 198 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .354 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 MON MLB 129 572 .282 .256 .316 .379 .258 .349 95 12.7 15.3 -0.7 -3.9 -3.5 23.8 2.1 23.8 2.1
1991 MON MLB 151 673 .268 .251 .313 .375 .255 .305 94 5.3 18.2 -0.8 -8.5 6.1 28.8 2.2 28.8 2.2
1992 MON MLB 135 599 .276 .251 .311 .367 .254 .354 99 9 15.5 -0.7 -16.6 6.4 30.2 1.5 30.2 1.5
1993 MON MLB 123 562 .284 .264 .322 .398 .258 .336 93 14.7 16.1 -0.7 2.2 8.7 38.7 4.1 38.7 4.1
1994 LAN MLB 89 376 .247 .265 .325 .411 .253 .293 97 -5.4 11.4 -0.4 9.5 4.9 10.6 1.9 10.6 1.9
1995 LAN MLB 127 493 .257 .267 .331 .411 .258 .301 93 -1.4 14.8 -0.7 12.6 3.9 16.6 2.8 16.6 2.8
1996 LAN MLB 154 642 .216 .261 .325 .409 .251 .274 92 -32.5 19.8 -0.9 1.9 5.5 -8.0 -0.6 -8.0 -0.6
1997 SLN MLB 150 643 .288 .262 .327 .412 .256 .319 96 19.5 17.1 -0.9 -8.7 2.9 38.5 2.9 38.5 2.9
1998 SLN MLB 117 484 .274 .264 .330 .414 .257 .323 98 7.6 12.6 -0.6 -6.5 2.1 21.7 1.5 21.7 1.5
1998 ARK AA 0 15 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BAL MLB 96 374 .246 .279 .348 .449 .268 .297 97 -6.2 10.4 -0.5 -7.3 0.5 4.1 -0.3 4.1 -0.3
1999 DEL A 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FRD A+ 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BOW AA 0 19 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BAL MLB 151 643 .280 .274 .342 .440 .262 .326 91 15.2 18.2 -2.7 -5.6 2.2 32.9 2.6 32.9 2.6
2001 BAL MLB 58 222 .224 .267 .327 .428 .262 .236 93 -8.8 6.1 -1.9 -3.4 1.6 -3.0 -0.6 -3.0 -0.6
2001 CHN MLB 68 195 .272 .260 .331 .424 .259 .339 96 2.6 5.3 -0.8 -2.4 -0.0 7.0 0.5 7.0 0.5
2002 CHN MLB 67 174 .224 .259 .326 .411 .256 .236 99 -6.8 4.4 -0.2 3.1 2.3 -0.3 0.3 -0.3 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1987 JAM A- 124 16 21 1 2 1 5 24 28 14 4 .219 .374 .302 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 ROK A 562 97 116 26 6 12 46 95 110 59 18 .252 .381 .413 .161 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 IND AAA 198 29 47 8 4 2 14 16 53 16 7 .260 .318 .381 .122 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 JAX AA 391 55 83 10 6 3 35 76 80 37 12 .270 .412 .371 .101 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 MON MLB 572 69 144 28 6 4 45 66 96 42 22 .289 .375 .393 .104 .282 23.8 -3.9 2.1
1991 MON MLB 673 83 134 15 4 10 51 95 151 56 23 .238 .347 .332 .094 .268 28.8 -8.5 2.2
1992 MON MLB 599 82 155 19 8 7 56 54 108 46 15 .292 .359 .398 .106 .276 30.2 -16.6 1.5
1993 MON MLB 562 75 142 17 7 2 29 72 64 43 10 .295 .389 .372 .077 .284 38.7 2.2 4.1
1994 LAN MLB 376 51 80 11 3 2 33 54 53 27 7 .250 .357 .322 .072 .247 10.6 9.5 1.9
1995 LAN MLB 493 66 109 18 3 8 37 63 83 39 14 .256 .353 .369 .113 .257 16.6 12.6 2.8
1996 LAN MLB 642 75 130 12 8 5 41 53 124 48 11 .224 .287 .298 .074 .216 -8.0 1.9 -0.6
1997 SLN MLB 643 92 169 26 14 11 58 55 72 55 14 .295 .357 .448 .152 .288 38.5 -8.7 2.9
1998 ARK AA 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 1 .154 .267 .154 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SLN MLB 484 74 122 21 8 7 44 56 61 26 10 .290 .371 .429 .138 .274 21.7 -6.5 1.5
1999 FRD A+ 8 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 .125 .125 .500 .375 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BOW AA 19 2 4 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 .267 .421 .333 .067 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 DEL A 8 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 .286 .375 .714 .429 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BAL MLB 374 46 87 11 2 6 34 37 52 11 8 .264 .339 .364 .100 .246 4.1 -7.3 -0.3
2000 BAL MLB 643 84 166 43 5 10 86 69 82 37 10 .296 .369 .444 .148 .280 32.9 -5.6 2.6
2001 CHN MLB 195 26 45 9 3 2 16 28 35 12 1 .276 .380 .405 .129 .272 7.0 -2.4 0.5
2001 BAL MLB 222 29 37 8 2 3 21 31 42 11 1 .197 .312 .309 .112 .224 -3.0 -3.4 -0.6
2002 CHN MLB 174 20 28 6 1 3 10 21 38 10 1 .192 .292 .308 .116 .224 -0.3 3.1 0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2002-06-26 2002-06-27 DTD 1 1 Right Hip Soreness - -
2002-05-28 2002-06-12 15-DL 15 14 Right Hip Strain -
2002-04-06 2002-04-06 DTD 0 0 - Face Laceration Sliding - -
2002-03-15 2002-03-17 Camp 2 0 Right Hip Tightness - -
2001-03-24 2001-03-27 Camp 3 0 - Knee Contusion Collision At Home Plate - -
2000-09-05 2000-09-05 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Lightheaded - -
2000-07-18 2000-07-20 DTD 2 1 - Neck Soreness - -
2000-05-14 2000-05-16 DTD 2 1 - Hip Soreness - -
1999-09-11 1999-10-03 60-DL 22 20 Right Thigh Surgery Nerve Entrapment Quadriceps 1999-09-22 -
1999-09-04 1999-09-06 DTD 2 2 - Abdomen Strain - -
1999-06-20 1999-07-23 15-DL 33 28 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1999-06-02 1999-06-04 DTD 2 1 - Low Back Strain - -
1999-05-09 1999-05-10 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Stiffness - -
1999-03-26 1999-04-11 15-DL 16 5 Left Thumb Fracture - -
1998-08-27 1998-08-29 DTD 2 2 - Shoulder Contusion Diving for Ball - -
1998-07-05 1998-08-11 15-DL 37 32 Right Knee Surgery Loose Bodies Cartilage 1998-07-08 -
1997-04-06 1997-04-11 DTD 5 2 - Ankle Sprain - -
1994-09-20 1994-09-20 Off 0 0 Left Foot Surgery Bone Spur 1994-09-20 -
1994-05-26 1994-06-20 15-DL 25 21 Left Fingers Surgery Foreign Body Middle Finger 1994-06-02 -
1993-08-12 1993-09-15 15-DL 34 30 Left Thumb Sprain Partial Tear Ligament - -
1990-06-16 1990-07-12 26 22 - Fingers Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 CHN $1,250,000
2001 BAL $4,333,667
2000 BAL $4,333,667
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$9,917,334
3 yrTotal$9,917,334

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2002 DeShields is useful in a regular role as a platoon leadoff man, playing second base, third base, or left field, not every day at any one position, but starting at the top of the order against right-handed pitching. Tony Phillips and Mark McLemore have already blazed the trail for the utility leadoff hitter, and DeShields could be similarly useful for a couple of years.
2001 You know how you get “tied” to a certain player for a year? How one player always seems to play well when you’re at the ballpark? Delino DeShields was that player for me last year. He did return to being the good DeShields last year, in keeping with a schizophrenic stretch of seasons in which he has bounced from the .230s to the .280s. His fielding is totally shot, so he’s probably through with second base. He didn’t look good in the outfield, either, but then again, he's never played there before.
2000 From a spring-training broken thumb to a season-ending quadriceps injury that required offseason surgery, DeShields was almost never healthy in 1999. It showed in his performance. He'll be hard-pressed to keep his job away from Jerry Hairston in 2000.
1999 Even now, folks are still calling him an underachiever. If this isn’t a race thing, I don’t know what is. He’s one of the league’s best and fastest baserunners, an adequate fielder, and a good hitter. Since only one team gets to have Craig Biggio, I don’t understand what the problem is. I hope he gets his due in Baltimore.
1998 Goodbye, Chavez Ravine, and welcome back to the career we always thought you’d have. There’s no element of tragedy in hitting in a great pitcher’s park for three years, so there’s no human interest angle. As always, tough on the deuce, but his range has slipped a bit. The Cardinals picked up their 1998 option on DeShields.
1997 Since we’re on the topic of failed development…Delino’s gone right into the tank. I think he needs a change of scenery. He’s a better player than he showed last year, but he’s shown the same lack of growth Curtis has, only worse. This is more common in middle infielders than outfielders, but still. I mean, a quick graph of those EqAs looks like a graph of Apple’s stock price.
1996  He's a very good second baseman, but leave it to the Dodgers to diddle around with playing him at short two years ago. I think his LA slump is the product of both the ballpark and his trying to do too much; he did hit .300 on the road this year. He could be Comeback Player of the Year in 1996, even with the Dodgers, because I think he'll break out and have a great season at 27.

BP Articles

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BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2013-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Fixing the Holes, National LeagueSam Miller2013-02-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Mike Trout and Regression ObsessionMike Gianella2013-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: They Took Their TurnGeoff Young2013-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Prospects Who Get TradedBen Lindbergh2012-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: The Good Old Days: Pedro MartinezDoug Thorburn2012-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Houston Astros Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-05
BP Podcast: Episode 35: I Will Take Your Liver OutKevin Goldstein2011-01-26
Future Shock: Houston Astros Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Upton and AwayEric Seidman2010-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Houston AstrosSteven Goldman2010-11-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2010-08-09
You Can Blog It Up: The Tony LaRussa All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Draft Wrap: NL CentralKevin Goldstein2010-06-15
Future Shock Blog: Final Mock Draft: Mock AwayKevin Goldstein2010-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Pedro MartinezMarc Normandin2009-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: For the Sake of CompletenessDan Fox2008-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2007-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Rookie SpoilersJim Baker2007-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Second Basemen of the FutureBryan Smith2007-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Second Base ProspectsNate Silver2007-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Building the Best in Motor CityRany Jazayerli2006-08-07
Prospectus Notebook: Royals, TwinsBaseball Prospectus2005-10-19
This article requires BP Premium access2005--Setting the Stage: Breakout HunchesRany Jazayerli2005-03-28
Thanks for the Memories: Expos Fans Share Their FondestJonah Keri2004-09-30
Au Revoir, Mes Amours: Saying Goodbye to the ExposJonah Keri2004-09-29
Rogue's Gallery: The Most Efficient Base-Stealing Teams EverJim Baker2004-07-23
Prospectus Q&A: Fred ClaireJonah Keri2004-03-31
The Daily Prospectus: It's MondayJoe Sheehan2001-06-04


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-06-07 18:30:00 (link to chat)I'm not a fan of the Harvey pick. Has always sounded like a reliever to me. What do you think?
(Jello from NY)
I'm a fan. Only would prefer Chris Sale. Astros go with a complete overdraft by taking Delino DeShields at 8. They fear he wouldn't be there at 19, but that doesn't mean taking him 8 isn't a mistake. San Diego a huge wild card with Cox and Chris Sale on the board. Word is they honed in on Whitson, but they have to be scrambling bigtime. (Kevin Goldstein)


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