Delino DeShields not the same threat on base paths
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Astros second base prospect Delino DeShields hasn't had a banner start to the season at Class A Lancaster, especially on the base paths. After netting 101 stolen bases and getting caught just 19 times last season, DeShields has been caught stealing six times and has just five stolen bases through 21 games this year.
He's also batting .241 with a .344 on-base percentage, four triples, four doubles, four RBI and 16 runs. DeShields entered the season as the Astros' fifth-best prospect, according to MLB.com.
Delino Deshields, Jr. to start season at Class A Advanced
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Astros second base prospect Delino Deshields, Jr. will begin the year at the Class-A Advanced level, according to the Houston Chronicle. Deshields has scored nine runs this spring while hitting .333/.385/.417 in 13 plate appearances. He walked in his only plate appearance Wednesday, later scoring a run.
DeShields earns high praise
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/10/2013) The Astros endured their first cuts of the spring Sunday and a few of their top prospects were among the names reassigned to minor-league camp. Players reassigned Sunday were Delino DeShields Jr., Jake Goebbert, Marc Krauss, George Springer, Chris Wallace, Rudy Owens and Sam Demel. Astros manager Bo Porter came away impressed with DeShields. Delino did a great job," Porter said, per MLB.com. "Every situation we put him in, we gave him an opportunity to use his skill sets and he used him to the best of his ability and helped us win some ballgames. Like we told him, go down there and continue to work on the things you do well and allow your speed to impact the game. He did a tremendous job when he was here and we expect him to have a tremendous year.