Thursday, May 17, 2012

Delino DeShields learning how to deal with pressure and expectations

Interesting story today in the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail on Delino DeShields, who is learning to deal with the pressure of being young, a 1st Round pick, and Delino DeShields, Sr.'s son:

"When I first got drafted there was some pressure.I was only 17 going into professional ball and everybody was giving me crap. Being a young kid, I really didn't know how to handle it. I thought I handled it well for being young, but it was tough."

Click the link for extra-special quotes and observations, but while he's not hitting for a high average (.241), he does have a .349 OBP, a result of 23 walks in 167 PAs. He has also stolen 24 of 25 bases, for a 96% success rate. And he still won't be 20 until August.

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