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In this page you will find the latest news on David...his success on the field and what he's up to!  Check back frequently as I hope to update it often.

Latest News...........
It has been quite an amazing season so far for David and the Texas Rangers!  But since David is the main focus of this web site I will tell you about his sole success in the team:  David is currently hitting an average of .245, has SEVENTEEN homeruns, and 61 RBIs along with 9 stolen bases!  Yes, these numbers demonstrate Dellucci's amazing talent on the field--defensive and ofensive plays!  May he continue on this road of success!  He surely deserves it!  Click Here to check out David's page in the Rangers' web site, there are videos available and more precise information.
 
09.23.2004Tonight was a great successful night for David and the Rangers!  Not only did they sweep the Oakland A's, but David had an AWESOME two-run double in the BOTTOM OF THE NINTH INNING to get a 5-4 win against Oaktown!
 
09.07.2004Tonight was a complete success for the Texas Rangers and of course, an amazing accomplishment for David took place as the Rangers put an end to the Chicago White Sox's 10-3 streak!  Kenny Rogers allowed only three runs over seven innings, as David hit an amazing three-run double!  GREAT JOB RANGERS!  Keep it up David!!!
 
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06/23/2005 3:40 PM ET
Dellucci has adjusted without a hitch
Changes to lead off as designated hitter have worked wonders
 
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HOUSTON -- David Dellucci is the resident Mr. Fix It for the Rangers.

Got a problem? Call Dellucci. He's available for a myriad of jobs whenever his ballclub is in a bind. The Rangers went shopping for a designated hitter in the offseason, but never came up with the right fit. Not to worry -- Dellucci was there to fill the void.

When the offense struggled to jell early in the year with Alfonso Soriano in the leadoff spot, manager Buck Showalter adjusted the order, with Dellucci moving to the top and Soriano sliding into the No. 5 hole. Presto -- the offense began to produce.

As the Rangers bear in on the halfway mark of the 2005 season, the spotlight shines on their All-Star caliber infield and the fine work of starting pitchers Kenny Rogers and Chris Young.

But lurking beside the high-profile guys is a hard-working role player who has made not one, but two major personal adjustments this year to help keep Texas in the hunt for an American League West title.

Dellucci had never been a full-time designated hitter prior to this season. He had never been a full-time leadoff man, either. But because he has handled both assignments in admirable fashion, the Rangers have remained contenders rather than disintegrating into pretenders.

"Both those roles have been tough transitions to make," said Dellucci, who ranks fourth in the American League with a .409 on-base percentage. "When you are used to playing in the field, your blood is pumping. You're loose. You come off the field and hit. When you're a DH, you have to find a way to stay loose. It's a matter of bearing down and not allowing your mind to wander to other things.

"With all the free time you have, you tend to replay a bad at-bat over and over. That, to me, has been the toughest challenge. Filtering out the negative thoughts."

While adjusting to a hit-and-wait mentality as a DH, Dellucci has also had to adjust his approach at the plate. As a leadoff man, his mission is different than when he used to hit down in the order.

"The difference in the big picture is seeing more pitches and getting deeper in the count," Dellucci said. "It's about trying to get myself on base any way possible. Last year, I was mainly in the [No.] 5 hole, where your job is to hack and drive in runs."

In the aftermath of LASIK eye surgery in the offseason, Dellucci established a foundation as a leadoff man by consistently laying off close pitches just out of the strike zone and drawing a siege of walks early this season. Through Wednesday, Dellucci's 45 walks left him tied with Gary Sheffield for the American League lead.

In recent weeks, pitchers have gotten more aggressive in the strike zone with Dellucci, forcing him to make a counter move in the constant chess match between pitcher and hitter.

Dellucci had been slumping at the start of the road trip, but he broke out in the first two games of Texas' series with the Angels. He was 5-for-9 with two homers and drove in four of the Rangers' seven runs. As Texas prepares for a weekend series in Houston, Dellucci is back up to .265 and his 12 home runs give the Rangers a special power ingredient in the leadoff spot.

"I was first in on-base percentage before the slump, and I want to get back there again so that I'm doing as much as I can to help our club generate runs," Dellucci said.

"I think the reason I had this slump was that I had gotten to the point of taking too many pitches. I was getting way too many 0-2 counts, so this is a time when I have to counter by being more aggressive and hit my way out of it."

Dellucci had opportunities to move on last winter as a free agent. The Marlins, Rockies and Diamondbacks showed strong interest. But the Rangers stepped up with a guaranteed two-year contract offer and are getting plenty of return on that investment.

With 184 at-bats already this year, Dellucci is on pace to approach or pass his career-high 416 at-bats with Arizona in 1998. Thanks to a slightly altered weight-lifting regimen, Dellucci is confident he'll remain strong through the grind of a long season.

"Right now, I'm probably stronger than I've ever been," Dellucci said. "I feel like I just need to maintain my strength rather than enhance it. I don't have to keep building strength throughout the season. Last year, I went so heavy and hard in the weight room that I filtered out at the end and ran out of gas. This year, it's just [my goal to] maintain and keep everything the same."

Dellucci's status quo is plenty good enough for the Rangers. Mr. Fix It just keeps coming through.

Robert Falkoff is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

 

SEASON

TEAM

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

TB

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

AVG

1997

    Baltimore Orioles

17

27

3

6

1

0

1

3

10

4

7

0

0

.344

.370

.222

1998

    Arizona Diamondbacks

124

416

43

108

19

12

5

51

166

33

103

3

5

.318

.399

.260

1999

    Arizona Diamondbacks

63

109

27

43

7

1

1

15

55

11

24

2

0

.463

.505

.394

2000

    Arizona Diamondbacks

34

50

2

15

3

0

0

2

18

4

9

0

2

.352

.360

.300

2001

    Arizona Diamondbacks

115

217

28

60

10

2

10

40

104

22

52

2

1

.349

.479

.276

2002

    Arizona Diamondbacks

97

229

34

56

11

2

7

29

92

28

55

2

4

.326

.402

.245

2003

    Arizona Diamondbacks

70

165

18

40

11

3

2

19

63

19

45

9

0

.328

.382

.242

2003

    New York Yankees

21

51

8

9

1

0

1

4

13

4

13

3

0

.263

.255

.176

David Dellucci was the center of attention Thursday after hitting two home runs.

The Rangers hit four home runs, including two by David Dellucci, to back ex-Tribe hurler Ricardo Rodriguez, who threw a three-hitter.

David Dellucci and Kevin Mench combined for three homers Thursday.

David Dellucci and Kevin Mench combined for three homers Thursday, July 8th, 2004.

 
 | David Dellucci   22 | LF Current Status: Active

Full Name: David Michael Dellucci
Born: 10/31/1973
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA
Height: 5'11"   Weight: 190
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
College: Mississippi
MLB Debut: 06/03/1997
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  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG
2005 65 203 49 53 6 3 13 29 104 51 59 4 1 .412 .512 .261
Career 713 1798 271 470 82 24 57 253 771 223 455 34 17 .348 .429 .261
Last 10 Games:
DATE OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB AVG
JUN 17 WSH 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 .251
JUN 18 WSH 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250
JUN 19 WSH 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 .250
JUN 20 @LAA 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 .261
JUN 21 @LAA 5 1 2 1 3 0 2 0 .265
JUN 25 @HOU 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .262
JUN 26 @HOU 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .260
JUN 27 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .255
JUN 29 LAA 3 1 1 0 0 3 2 0 .256
JUN 30 LAA 4 3 2 1 2 2 0 0 .256
Totals 37 8 11 3 6 6 14 0 .297
Quick Splits:
  vs. Left: .091  vs. Right: .271   Home: .266  Road: .255  
Day: .391  Night: .194 Grass: .266  Turf: .200
Current Month: .244 Last 30 Days: .244
 
Multimedia:
 
Dellucci's three-run homer
Jake Peavy's 12 K night
David Dellucci homers: 56K | 350K
Dellucci's leadoff long ball: 56K | 350K
Dellucci's homer: 56K | 350K
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News:
 
June 23, 2005
Dellucci has adjusted without a hitch
June 09, 2005
Rangers unable to figure it out in Philly
June 09, 2005
Notes: Hidalgo starts in center
May 21, 2005
Rangers set homer mark in rout of Astros
More News »
Last Three Seasons:
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG
2002 ARI 97 229 34 56 11 2 7 29 92 28 55 2 4 .326 .402 .245
2003 ARI 70 165 18 40 11 3 2 19 63 19 45 9 0 .328 .382 .242
2003 NYY 21 51 8 9 1 0 1 4 13 4 13 3 0 .263 .255 .176
2004 TEX 107 331 59 80 13 1 17 61 146 47 88 9 4 .342 .441 .242

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