clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Astros sign first round pick Delino DeShields Jr.

The Astros have come to terms with first round pick Delino DeShields Jr., according to His father, former MLB player Delino DeShields, told early this week that his son intended to sign with the Astros rather than go to LSU in the fall.

DeShields Jr. was drafted as a second baseman out of Woodward Academy in College Park, Ga., where he played the outfield. DeShields Jr., who committed to LSU to play baseball, was the leadoff hitter for his private school and hit .415 and led the team in homers (9), RBIs (40) and stolen bases (29)

DeShields is a solid all around prospect, but the Astros are not sure where he is going to end up playing. At least he may get a few weeks of playing at the professional level before the Fall and Winter Leagues.