Astros prospect taken to the hospital after being smashed in face with 90 mph fastball (it isn’t pretty)

Paul Sacca

Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. was taken to hospital on Friday night after being hit in the head by a pitch. While DeShields was able to walk off the field on his own, he suffered a horrific injury. In the seventh inning the second baseman for the Corpus Christi Hooks took a 90 mph fastball to the right side of his face by Frisco RoughRiders (Texas Rangers Double-A team) pitcher Phil Klein. The top-100 prospect and son of former Major League Baseball player Delino DeShields appeared to be getting a big head from the situation.

Did the ball actually go into his skull? I really hope for Delino’s sake that they already took the team photo.

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