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Delino DeShields 2B  

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 21)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .218 2 32 15 18 .219 -0.5
Birth Date8-16-1992
Height5' 9"
Weight210 lbs
Age22 years, 2 months, 5 days
BatsR
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WARP Summary

Standard

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

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2010 AST Rk 2 10 .135 .246 .273 .306 .232 .143 105 -1.3 0.4 -0.2 0.0 0.4 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2010 GRV Rk 16 73 .299 .259 .305 .379 .262 .429 101 2.9 2.7 0.1 -0.6 1.0 5.7 0.5 5.7 0.5
2011 LEX A 119 541 .232 .260 .327 .392 .257 .271 110 -16.4 15.7 -1.6 -7.7 4.2 1.3 -0.6 1.3 -0.6
2012 LEX A 111 523 .296 .258 .333 .385 .260 .373 102 20.5 15.4 -1 -8.3 7.3 42.0 3.4 42.0 3.4
2012 LNC A+ 24 114 .244 .272 .338 .423 .274 .288 107 -2.1 3.4 -0.2 -2.8 2.0 3.0 0.0 3.0 0.0
2013 LNC A+ 111 534 .296 .270 .345 .435 .283 .387 112 21.3 15.7 -1.1 -9.5 7.1 43.0 3.4 43.0 3.4
2014 CCH AA 114 507 .268 .251 .318 .364 .251 .293 103 3.9 13.9 -0.2 -2.9 8.7 24.6 2.3 24.6 2.3

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
2010 AST Rk 10 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .000 .135 -0.8 0.0 -0.1
2010 GRV Rk 73 11 21 6 1 0 8 5 18 5 1 .313 .361 .433 .119 .299 5.7 -0.6 0.5
2011 LEX A 541 73 103 17 2 9 48 52 118 30 11 .220 .305 .322 .102 .232 1.3 -7.7 -0.6
2012 LEX A 523 96 131 22 5 10 52 70 108 83 14 .298 .401 .439 .141 .296 42.0 -8.3 3.4
2012 LNC A+ 114 17 23 2 3 2 9 13 23 18 5 .237 .336 .381 .144 .244 3.0 -2.8 0.0
2013 LNC A+ 534 100 143 25 14 5 54 57 91 51 18 .317 .405 .468 .151 .296 43.0 -9.5 3.4
2014 CCH AA 507 75 97 14 2 11 57 61 112 54 14 .236 .346 .360 .124 .268 24.6 -2.9 2.3

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-19 2014-05-08 Minors 19 0 Left Face Fracture Cheekbone HBP - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 513 67 118 19 5 6 42 49 120 44 12 .264 .338 .370 .261 20.5 2B -10 1.2
80o 492 62 106 17 4 5 38 45 118 40 11 .249 .320 .348 .247 13.0 2B -9 0.4
70o 476 58 99 16 4 5 35 42 117 37 10 .238 .307 .332 .237 8.0 2B -9 -0.1
60o 462 55 94 15 4 5 33 39 116 34 10 .228 .296 .319 .228 3.9 2B -9 -0.5
50o 450 52 87 14 4 4 31 37 114 32 9 .219 .285 .306 .220 0.3 2B -9 -0.9
40o 438 49 81 13 3 4 29 34 113 30 8 .211 .275 .294 .212 -3.1 2B -8 -1.3
30o 424 47 76 12 3 4 28 32 111 28 8 .202 .264 .281 .204 -6.5 2B -8 -1.6
20o 408 44 70 11 3 4 25 29 109 26 7 .191 .251 .266 .194 -10.3 2B -8 -2.0
10o 387 39 62 10 3 3 23 26 105 23 6 .176 .233 .245 .180 -14.9 2B -7 -2.4
Weighted Mean456539014453238115339.224.290.312.2241.92B -9-0.7

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201522250275282322215719.238.312.338.2390.26.32.21.514.9-12.3-4.9
2016233613876123432298128.239.310.337.2390.17.63.22.014.9-12.6-7.0
201724634661322268555114647.234.304.335.235-0.48.85.53.414.9-15.0-12.3
201825605651272068555113646.239.312.344.2410.112.45.53.114.9-11.1-11.8
2019266046712821510585613047.242.321.359.2490.516.45.22.914.9-6.6-11.8
2020276036812621411585713046.239.320.357.2480.415.34.82.714.9-7.1-11.7
2021286057012722511606313246.243.330.367.2550.819.14.32.614.9-2.7-11.8
2022296167113021512615913444.241.322.364.2500.415.53.82.414.9-5.7-12.0
2023306247213022511616613744.240.328.359.2520.415.73.02.314.9-4.5-12.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.385.2465.731.1

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1 95 Cory Spangenberg 2012 .000 DNP
2 91 L.J. Hoes 2011 .000 DNP
3 91 Steve Lombardozzi 2010 .000 DNP
4 89 Adrian Cardenas 2009 .000 DNP
5 89 Zeke DeVoss 2012 .000 DNP
6 89 Heiker Meneses 2013 .000 DNP
7 88 Colin Walsh 2011 .000 DNP
8 87 Logan Watkins 2011 .000 DNP
9 87 Everth Cabrera 2008 .000 DNP
10 87 John Tolisano 2010 .000 DNP
11 87 Ryan Brett 2013 .000 DNP
12 86 Josh Johnson 2007 .000 DNP
13 86 Ryan Mount 2008 .000 DNP
14 86 Tony Wolters 2013 .000 DNP
15 85 Jose Altuve 2011 .237
16 85 Ildemaro Vargas 2013 .000 DNP
17 85 Johnny Giavotella 2009 .000 DNP
18 84 Tony Thomas 2008 .000 DNP
19 84 Emerson Landoni 2010 .000 DNP
20 84 Alexi Amarista 2010 .000 DNP
21 83 Cesar Hernandez 2011 .000 DNP
22 83 Jean Segura 2011 .000 DNP
23 83 Nino Leyja 2012 .000 DNP
24 83 Corban Joseph 2010 .000 DNP
25 83 Isaias Velasquez 2009 .000 DNP
26 83 Hector Pellot 2008 .000 DNP
27 83 Kolten Wong 2012 .000 DNP
28 83 Josh Harrison 2009 .000 DNP
29 83 Jonathan Schoop 2013 .257
30 82 Nick Noonan 2010 .000 DNP
31 82 Asdrubal Cabrera 2007 .263
32 82 Jonathan Galvez 2012 .000 DNP
33 82 Tim Beckham 2011 .000 DNP
34 82 Jose Pirela 2011 .000 DNP
35 82 Tyler Saladino 2011 .000 DNP
36 82 Ivan De Jesus 2008 .000 DNP
37 82 Ryan Kalish 2009 .000 DNP
38 82 Sean Coyle 2013 .000 DNP
39 82 Cutter Dykstra 2010 .000 DNP
40 82 Reegie Corona 2008 .000 DNP
41 82 Argenis Martinez 2011 .000 DNP
42 81 Steve Clevenger 2007 .000 DNP
43 81 Cole Miles 2008 .000 DNP
44 81 Jake Smolinski 2010 .000 DNP
45 81 Tyler Pastornicky 2011 .000 DNP
46 81 Cirilo Cumberbatch 2008 .000 DNP
47 81 Karexon Sanchez 2009 .000 DNP
48 81 Daniel Pertusati 2011 .000 DNP
49 81 Juan Perez 2013 .000 DNP
50 81 Gerson Montilla 2011 .000 DNP
51 81 Marcus Lemon 2009 .000 DNP
52 81 Trevor Plouffe 2007 .000 DNP
53 80 Hak-Ju Lee 2012 .000 DNP
54 80 Todd Hankins 2012 .000 DNP
55 80 Eugenio Suarez 2013 .000 DNP
56 80 Yamaico Navarro 2009 .000 DNP
57 80 Darwin Perez 2011 .000 DNP
58 80 Luis Mateo 2011 .000 DNP
59 80 Ryan Dent 2010 .000 DNP
60 80 Oscar Tejeda 2011 .000 DNP
61 80 Brett Lawrie 2011 .327
62 80 Desmond Jennings 2008 .000 DNP
63 80 Jiovanni Mier 2012 .000 DNP
64 80 Pete Kozma 2009 .000 DNP
65 80 Jermaine Curtis 2009 .000 DNP
66 79 Jonathan Rodriguez 2011 .000 DNP
67 79 Jonathan Mota 2008 .000 DNP
68 79 Carlos Sanchez 2013 .000 DNP
69 79 Kaleb Cowart 2013 .000 DNP
70 79 Ehire Adrianza 2011 .000 DNP
71 79 Tyler Kelly 2010 .000 DNP
72 79 Kyle Bellows 2010 .000 DNP
73 79 Frederick Parejo 2012 .000 DNP
74 79 Jefry Marte 2012 .000 DNP
75 79 Matthew Cerda 2011 .000 DNP
76 79 Cristhian Adames 2013 .000 DNP
77 79 Che-Hsuan Lin 2010 .000 DNP
78 79 Estarlin Martinez 2013 .000 DNP
79 79 Domonic Brown 2009 .000 DNP
80 79 Jordan Smith 2012 .000 DNP
81 79 Carlos Rivero 2009 .000 DNP
82 79 Greg Veloz 2009 .000 DNP
83 79 David Nick 2011 .000 DNP
84 79 Cesar Puello 2012 .000 DNP
85 79 Tony Cruz 2008 .000 DNP
86 78 Joe Panik 2012 .000 DNP
87 78 Koby Clemens 2008 .000 DNP
88 78 Jonathan Villar 2012 .000 DNP
89 78 Lance Ray 2011 .000 DNP
90 78 Marcus Semien 2012 .000 DNP
91 78 Hendry Jimenez 2011 .000 DNP
92 78 Elevys Gonzalez 2011 .000 DNP
93 78 Pin-Chieh Chen 2013 .000 DNP
94 78 Kellen Sweeney 2013 .000 DNP
95 78 Daniel Wagner 2010 .000 DNP
96 78 Lorenzo Cain 2007 .000 DNP
97 78 Brent Keys 2012 .000 DNP
98 78 Steven Souza 2010 .000 DNP
99 78 Gilbert Gomez 2013 .000 DNP
100 78 Edinson Rincon 2012 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Beware the illusory success of players repeating a level and having good seasons, but be excited about the 2012 DeShields had. His father (“Bop”) had a .375 on-base percentage and 42 steals as a 21-year-old rookie second baseman. Lil Bop's speedy conversion to the keystone (from center field), and equally speedy baserunning suggest he could see similar success. Junior has the short, powerful physique of the running back he was in high school. He already shows the base-stealing savvy to convert his impact speed into more baserunning runs than his father—who stole 463 bases—did. He also has the strength to tally double-digit homers in his prime. Lancaster should inflate his stats early this year, which could mean he'll face Double-A pitching before he turns 21 in August. With only two seasons of full-season ball and two as a second baseman, DeShields needs polish, but the organization's worries are now about how they'll get him on the field with Altuve, not about whether his repeat Single-A season was a fluke.
2012 Deshields was one of only seven 18-year-olds in the SAL. And though he was making a lot of weak contact, his .271 BABIP was also partly due to bad luck. Okay, enough excuses. The Astros didn't use the number eight overall pick on this guy to see him hit like Luis Durango—he was expected to mature into a double-digit home run threat who also filled up box scores with doubles and triples. He is making good progress on the position switch to second base, and though he hasn't mastered it yet, the team expects he will.
2011 The first of the Astros' two first-round draft picks last year and the eighth overall selection, Delino DeShields Jr. will try to follow in the footsteps of his father. Fittingly, the younger DeShields was converted from a center fielder into a second baseman in instructional league at the end of last season. His game is similar to that of his dad, a career .268/.352/.377 hitter, based more on speed and line drives than power. Whether that makes for an early draft pick is still open to debate, as few teams pegged him as higher than a late-first round talent.

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, August 25thJeff Moore2014-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, July 28Jeff Moore2014-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 16Jeff Moore2014-07-17
The 2010 Redraft: Is There Life Beyond Bryce?Baseball Prospectus2014-07-08
The Lineup Card: Ten Trades That Made Our ChildhoodsBaseball Prospectus2014-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 13-15Jeff Moore2014-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 12Jeff Moore2014-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 19Jeff Moore2014-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 15Jeff Moore2014-05-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part OneCraig Goldstein2014-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part OneBen Carsley2014-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 9-11Jeff Moore2014-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: A Trip Through the NL WestR.J. Anderson2014-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 4/21Morris Greenberg2014-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 4/21Nick Bacarella2014-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 4/21Chris Mosch2014-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 12Jeff Moore2014-03-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: OutfieldersCraig Goldstein2014-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Importance of Top Prospect TrajectoriesSam Miller2014-02-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second BasemenIan Lefkowitz2014-01-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second BasemenJared Weiss2014-01-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second BasemenBen Murphy2014-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 25-26Jeff Moore2013-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 21Jeff Moore2013-10-22
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 10Jeff Moore2013-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: July 30, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-07-30
What Scouts Are Saying: July 18, 2013Baseball Prospectus2013-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Monday, July 15BP Prospect Staff2013-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Monday, July 15Nick J. Faleris2013-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Gettin' Down With the Futures Game RostersJason Parks2013-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Minors: First Half RecapJason Parks2013-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: The Best Way to Watch the Cal LeagueJason Wojciechowski2013-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: A Riddle in a Minor-League Baseball GameSam Miller2013-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 19-April 21Zach Mortimer2013-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 4Zach Mortimer2013-04-05
Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, March 28Zach Mortimer2013-03-29
Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Bottom of the BarrelRussell A. Carleton2013-03-29
Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Bottom of the BarrelIan Miller2013-03-29
Internet Baseball Awards: Player of the YearBaseball Prospectus2000-11-03
1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1997-11-10


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