Notes on DeShields, Bedrosian, Hawkins

Updated: May 9, 2010, 10:26 AM ET
By Keith Law

Delino DeShields Jr. looks little like his father physically but has inherited a good amount of his dad's baseball talent. DeShields (the younger) is built like a running back and committed to LSU to fill that role, and if he were taller than his listed 5-foot-8, I imagine he'd be a consensus first-round pick. He has an incredibly simple, quiet swing, very short to the ball, with power from his upper-body strength; he has the swing path to hit for some power but his finish is restricted and he may not get to it when swinging wood. He's one of the fastest runners in this draft, on part with Cal State Fullerton's Gary Brown, and should be a plus defender in center with an average arm.