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Delino DeShields Jr Loses Face Off With Fastball

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be hit in the face with a 90 mph fastball? Well, Houston Astros farm-hand Delino DeShields Jr. found our first hand, the outfielder was struck in the face with a heater during the 7th inning of a recent Double “A” game. The 21-year old managed to walk off the field under his own power but as you can see from the photos, he is lucky...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros prospect DeShields Jr. takes 90 mph fastball to the face

How does a batter look after he takes a 90 mph fastball to the face? Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. has the answer, and it isn't pretty. DeShields managed to walk off the field under his own power after getting hit Friday night while playing for the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks in Frisco, TX against the RoughRiders. He is expected to be out several weeks with a...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

A's Lowrie irks Astros during blowout

Even though the Astros were caught in a 11-3 blowout loss at the hands of the Athletics  in Oakland on Friday night, Houston was able to at least make things interesting after manager Bo Porter got in a heated confrontation with A's shortstop Jed Lowrie. Lowrie, who played for the Astros in 2012, before Porter was the manager, tried to lay down a bunt in his second at-bat of...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Delino DeShields Jr. shows off swollen face after taking 90 MPH pitch

Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. has some serious face damage after taking a 90 MPH pitch to his face. He isn’t shy to show it off to the public either! Those of you that would like to know exactly what the injury was, should read the following tweet. DeShields has a fracture of his cheekbone, which is not displaced. “Gonna be a very uncomfortable road back,” manager...
Via Sports-Glory
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Prospect Shows off Battle Wound from Getting Hit in Face with 90-mph Fastball

Baseballs are not soft and pitchers, well they throw the ball really hard. Getting hit by a pitch is one of the most painful things in sports, especially in the cold. Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. took a 90-mile-per-hour to the face in a Double-A game last night and his face isn’t looking too pretty right now. Shoutout to my brother for taking a 90mph fastball to...
Via Standing O Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros Prospect Takes Fastball To Face, Swells Up Like Balloon (Photo)

Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. suffered a serious blow to the face on Friday. The center fielder for the Double-A Corpus Christi team was hit by a fastball on the right side of his face during an evening game in Frisco, Texas, MLB.com reported. Although DeShields was able to walk off the field on his own, he was still taken to the hospital to be treated. A friend later...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Unwritten rules lead to hard feelings in Astros-A’s game

As you’ve probably heard, the A’s racked up seven runs in the first inning of their 11-3 win over the Astros on Friday night, knocking starter Jarred Cosart out of the game. That frame only ended when Jed Lowrie, batting for the second time in the inning with a man on, aimed for a bunt single against the shift and was thrown out at first. Even though the bunt didn’t work and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. hit in face by pitch, taken to hospital

Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. was taken to hospital last night after being hit in the head by a pitch, reports Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. The incident happened while DeShields was playing for Double-A Corpus Christi in Frisco.According to McTaggart, DeShields was struck in the right side of his face in the top of the seventh inning but did manage to walk off the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hilarious Blooper At Houston Astros Game

The Houston Astros need some help in the quality control department.  They recalled super prospect George Springer but the scoreboard programmer missed the memo on the proper spelling of his name. I GIVE YOU ONE JOB!!!! Even better, they showed pictures people were tweeting during tonight’s game and showed the typo photo. HILARIOUS. pic.twitter.com/IgCp0lxEeb — Jill Reese (...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Castro and Making a Framer

The first step was identifying pitch-framing as a skill. I don’t mean to diminish all the work that was done — it was phenomenal work, and illuminating work. We can’t stop talking about it! But there are other steps, or if you prefer, follow-up questions. Three of them: How much does pitch-framing matter? Is there […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects

The Houston Astros have the best farm system in baseball, which makes sense given the team’s draft position in recent years. Over half of the players on the list are former 1st round draft picks. Correa, Springer, and Appel profile as All-Stars. The rest of the players on this list have high ceilings and could become good to great Major League players. DeShields and Singleton have...
Via Batting Leadoff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

On the Farm, Week 3: Springer Time in Houston

Editor’s Note: I really wanted to title this post “Springer Has Sprung” but if you Google that phrase you’ll see how many times it’s been taken. You can’t say we’re not original! Springer has arrived and could be coming to a ballpark near you! (Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America) Today marks the first edition of my weekly column On the Farm that will cover...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals look to hammer down a three-game sweep in Houston

Scott Feldman is the highest-paid player for the low-budget Houston Astros, who gave the veteran a big contract this offseason despite likely being years away from contending. It's turned out to be a wise investment so far. Feldman takes the mound Thursday night looking to help the Astros avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the visiting Kansas City Royals. The 31-year-old...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Roster News: Lucas Harrell, George Springer, Robbie Grossman, Scott Feldman

The Houston Astros made a lot of roster moves on Wednesday.  With an option, call-up, designation & activation, the Astros were busy.  The Astros are off to an awful 5-9 record, already five games back of the division leading Oakland Athletics.  Houston was never supposed to compete for the playoffs this year, it was a future building year....and by calling up George Springer...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros promoting top prospect

Outfielder George Springer is one of the top prospects in baseball and on Tuesday night news broke that the Houston Astros are finally set to bring him up to the big leagues in time for Wednesday’s game. Springer earned a promotion after going 3-for-4 Tuesday night with a grand slam. He opened this season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, and has hit .353 with three home runs, nine RBIs...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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