Drafted out of high school by the Chicago White Sox, Devin Shines opted to attend San Jacinto College where he had a successful career and became a prize recruit for Oklahoma State University. Due to a pre-season knee injury, Shines was unable to make his debut for the Cowboys in 2010. He has returned to good health, though, and is set to play for the SteepleCats this summer.
Prior to transferring to OSU, Shines played two years of junior college ball at San Jacinto College in Houston. He batted .355 his sophomore season, with six home runs and 52 RBI. As a freshman, Shines hit .321 with 10 home runs and 43 RBI.
Shines lettered in baseball three years at Westwood High School. His father Razor played professionally for the Montreal Expos and is currently a coach with the New York Mets. His mother Leann played collegiate softball at Emporia State.