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    Delino DeShields #7 of the Texas Rangers Prince Fielder rounds the bases to score the second run in the third inning hit by Adrian Beltre #29 against David Price #14 of the Toronto Blue Jays during game one of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 8, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

    Delino DeShields had a huge season in 2015. As a rookie, DeShields came out of nowhere as a Rule V pickup from the Astros and ended up becoming the Rangers' everyday leadoff man and starting center fielder.

    He was fun to watch, mainly because of his speed and running ability. Last season, he swiped 25 bags and was caught just eight times. This year, he thought he'd try a new technique for stealing bases, but now he's finished with after being caught on all three attempts so far this spring.

    DeShields was trying to stand straight, thinking he could get a better first step. He will not go back to his old way of starting from a crouch.

    "I'm not doing that anymore," DeShields told The Dallas Morning News. "Getting picked off, that's the worst feeling. You're just stuck out there."