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.

FanGraphs:
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.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

DeShields is a good pick. Might as well throw in Mier, Bushue, Nash, Foltynewicz, Kvasnicka, Velasquez, Doran, and Heath to that list too. These Heck drafts have been brutal. I get it, Bobby. Tools are awesome. You know what else is awesome? Picking a player that doesn't suck.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't there a reply button? That last comment is HIlarious! But Nash still peaks my interest.