Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The DeShieldses respond!

McTaggart has an article getting some reaction about the #8 overall pick last night.

Bobby Heck:
"We were very happy. The play in front of [DeShields Jr.] was limited. We knew he wasn't getting to 19. But it wasn't a strategic thing. His talented warranted a selection at No. 8, and we were happy to select him there...

...He's a top-of-the-scale runner with a very good feel to steal bases and potential to be a leadoff hitter at the Major League level. He's going to play as a center fielder and transition to second base, and I think with Eric Young on this staff as well as his dad, who played second base in the big leagues, we feel very comfortable he has a chance to be a stronger profile as a second baseman."

DeShields, Jr:
"Me, personally, I want to make it in less than two years. I'm just grateful if I make it in four or five years. I'm just happy for the opportunity and want to see where it takes me."

DeShields, Sr.:
"I think it's a good fit for him. I'm really happy. I'm a proud dad today. It's been a lot of hard work, a lot of sacrifice. But I think it's going to be good for him to be an Astro."