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DeShields Admits to Daydreaming in Outfield



    DeShields Admits to Daydreaming in Outfield
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    Delino DeShields #7 of the Texas Rangers grounds out in the eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during game three of the American League Division Series on October 11, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Delino DeShields has his fair share of detractors from Texas Rangers fans in terms of whether he's the long-term answer for the team in center field.

    He had six errors and posted a .977 fielding percentage in 2015, which isn't great but isn't terrible either, but he still takes bad angles to balls and his arm is Johnny Damon bad (that's bad!).

    All that said, he made his impression in 2015 with his bat and it earned him a seventh-place finish in the AL Rookie of the Year balloting, but last week in a podcast with the Dallas Morning News he admitted something that will draw the ire of his haters.

    He daydreams in the outfield from time to time. Yikes!

    "When you're in the infield, especially the middle infield, you're the captain of everything, you always got to pay attention to the pitches, and that's something I got really used to," DeShields told the Morning News. "Then, going to the outfield - I'd daze out sometimes. So, that's something that I'm going to get better at, try to be locked in every pitch...getting better reads, taking better routes, and doing all that stuff to be a more efficient outfielder."

    At least he's honest, I suppose, and at least he knows he has an issue and wants to fix it and get better at it. Remember, DeShields played outfield for the first time since high school last year after spending his entire time in the Astros organization as a second baseman.

    He's got some room to grow, but he seems to be the type that wants to do just that.