Monday, October 3, 2011

Delino DeShields is FanGraphs' Most Disappointing Astros Prospect of 2011

FanGraphs broke down the NL Central team-by-team in Most Disappointing Prospects. The Astros pick? Delino DeShields, Jr.

The speedy Astros prospect was over-matched during his first full pro season in A-ball. As expected, he didn’t hit for much power (.102 ISO) but he also didn’t post much in terms of average (.222). If we’re looking for positives, he posted a respectable walk rate (9.6 BB%), especially for someone that needs to get on base to use his best tool – his wheels. Despite his raw speed, DeShields needs to work on his base running and reading of the pitchers because was was nabbed 11 times in 41 tries.