Brian McTaggart of MLB.com is reporting that first-round draft choice Delino DeShields Jr. of Woodward Academy will indeed sign with the Houston Astros and spurn LSU, where he could have played baseball or football.
The news comes from DeShields’ father, a former major leaguer himself.
“He’s going to be an Astro,” DeShields said. “No doubt.”
McTaggart reports that the Astros have made an offer to DeShields and are hoping to make an announcement very soon.