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Ian Desmond

29-Year-Old Shortstop – Washington Nationals

2015 Stats

AVG

.263

HR

1

RBI

5

R

11

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Once again, Desmond ranked among the elite in terms of fantasy production from a middle infielder, turning in his third straight 20-20 season while racking up a career-high 91 RBI, but it was actually...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 9/20/1985   BORN: Sarasota, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Ian Desmond Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $17.5 million contract with the Nationals in January of 2014.

April 25, 2015  –  Ian Desmond News

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Desmond went 1-for-4 on Friday with a double and a run scored, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

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Ian Desmond Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 18 A VER 4 13 12 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 .250 .308 .500 .808
2005 19 A POT 55 240 219 37 56 19 13 3 3 15 13 6 21 53 0 0 0 .256 .325 .384 .709
2005 19 A SAV 73 309 296 37 73 16 10 2 4 23 20 6 13 60 0 0 0 .247 .291 .334 .625
2006 20 A A 92 394 365 50 89 31 20 2 9 45 14 8 29 79 0 0 0 .244 .313 .384 .697
2006 20 AA HAR 37 137 125 9 23 5 4 1 0 3 4 1 6 37 6 0 0 .184 .221 .232 .453
2007 21 A POT 129 515 458 69 121 47 30 4 13 45 27 11 57 99 0 0 0 .264 .357 .432 .789
2008 22 R GCL 3 13 13 1 5 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 .385 .385 .462 .847
2008 22 AA HAR 93 364 323 42 81 26 14 0 12 44 12 8 31 78 6 2 2 .251 .318 .406 .724
2009 23 AA HAR 42 189 170 29 52 19 12 1 6 18 13 4 16 40 1 0 2 .306 .372 .494 .866
2009 23 AAA SYR 55 205 178 25 63 15 12 2 1 14 8 1 20 32 4 0 3 .354 .428 .461 .889
2009 23 MAJ WAS 21 89 82 9 23 13 7 2 4 12 1 0 5 14 1 1 0 .280 .318 .561 .879
2010 24 MAJ WAS 154 574 525 59 141 41 27 4 10 65 17 5 28 109 9 7 5 .269 .308 .392 .700
2011 25 MAJ WAS 154 639 584 65 148 40 27 5 8 49 25 10 35 139 11 5 4 .253 .298 .358 .656
2012 26 MAJ WAS 130 547 513 72 150 60 33 2 25 73 21 6 30 113 0 1 3 .292 .335 .511 .846
2013 27 MAJ WAS 158 655 600 77 168 61 38 3 20 80 21 6 43 145 2 5 5 .280 .331 .453 .784
2014 28 MAJ WAS 154 648 593 73 151 53 26 3 24 91 24 5 46 183 0 3 6 .255 .313 .430 .743
2015 29 MAJ WAS 19 81 76 11 20 8 7 0 1 5 0 1 3 20 0 0 2 .263 .309 .395 .704
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3-Year Averages     147 614 568 74 156 57 32 2 23 81 22 5 39 147 0 3 4 .275 .324 .460 .784
Career  (View All)     790 3,233 2,973 366 801 276 165 19 92 375 109 33 190 723 23 22 25 .269 .317 .431 .747

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Ian Desmond Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 26 @Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .309 .395 .704
Apr. 25 @Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .325 .417 .742
Apr. 24 @Mia 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .342 .441 .783
Apr. 23 StL 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .348 .438 .786
Apr. 22 StL 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .354 .433 .787
Apr. 21 StL 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .361 .446 .807
Apr. 19 Phi 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .375 .451 .826
Apr. 18 Phi 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .298 .353 .426 .779
Apr. 17 Phi 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .262 .326 .405 .731
Apr. 16 Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .268 .368 .636
Apr. 15 @Bos 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .270 .382 .652
Apr. 14 @Bos 4 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 .200 .250 .300 .550
Apr. 13 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .115 .179 .192 .371
Apr. 12 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .136 .208 .227 .435
Apr. 11 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .211 .278 .489
Apr. 10 @Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .267 .357 .624
Apr. 9 NYM 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .273 .400 .673
Apr. 8 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 6 NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 29 5 6 4 0 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .233 .345 .578
Last 14 Days 58 9 17 5 0 1 5 2 17 0 1 2 0 4 .293 .339 .431 .770
Last 30 Days 76 11 20 7 0 1 5 3 20 0 1 2 0 8 .263 .309 .395 .704

Ian Desmond: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 19
2014 154
2013 158
2012 128
2011 152
2010 149 1 1
2009 5 17 1 1

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Ian Desmond Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015112110.091.364.594
2014150215204.273.440.771
2013135164163.281.437.766

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015659040.292.400.724
201444352197120.248.427.734
201346561166418.280.458.789

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015408010.350.475.870
201428233124710.248.415.733
201329845104610.319.510.871

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015363140.167.306.516
201431140124414.260.444.752
201330232103411.242.397.698
Ian Desmond Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 18 A VER 13 12 0% 15.4% 0.00 83% .222 .250
2005 19 A POT 240 219 8.8% 22.1% 0.40 76% .325 .128
2005 19 A SAV 309 296 4.2% 19.4% 0.22 80% .297 .087
2006 20 A A 394 365 7.4% 20.1% 0.37 78% .289 .140
2006 20 AA HAR 137 125 4.4% 27% 0.16 70% .261 .048
2007 21 A POT 515 458 11.1% 19.2% 0.58 78% .312 .168
2008 22 R GCL 13 13 0% 15.4% 0.00 85% .455 .077
2008 22 AA HAR 364 323 8.5% 21.4% 0.40 76% .296 .155
2009 23 AA HAR 189 170 8.5% 21.2% 0.40 76% .371 .188
2009 23 AAA SYR 205 178 9.8% 15.6% 0.63 82% .428 .107
2009 23 MAJ WAS 89 82 5.6% 15.7% 0.36 83% .297 .281
2010 24 MAJ WAS 574 525 4.9% 19% 0.26 79% .323 .123
2011 25 MAJ WAS 639 584 5.5% 21.8% 0.25 76% .320 .105
2012 26 MAJ WAS 547 513 5.5% 20.7% 0.27 78% .333 .219
2013 27 MAJ WAS 655 600 6.6% 22.1% 0.30 76% .340 .173
2014 28 MAJ WAS 648 593 7.1% 28.2% 0.25 69% .329 .175
2015 29 MAJ WAS 81 76 3.7% 24.7% 0.15 74% .345 .132
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3-Year Averages     614 568 6.4% 23.9% 0.27 74% .334 .185
Career     3,233 2,973 5.9% 22.4% 0.26 76% .329 .162

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2015 Stat Review for Ian Desmond    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.263 AVG
WEAK
74% Contact Rate
POOR
.345 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.395 SLG
AVERAGE
.132 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.15 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.7% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
24.7% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.704 OPS
WEAK
.309 OBP
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Ian Desmond: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Desmond went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored Sunday against the Phillies, extending his current hitting streak to six games.

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Desmond went 3-for-5 on Saturday, but also booted a couple of balls on defense and was charged with his eighth error in 12 games.

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Desmond went 3-for-4 on Friday with two runs scored.

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Desmond socked his first homer of the year and drew a walk Wednesday in a win over the Red Sox.

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Desmond went 3-for-4 Tuesday with a double, a run scored and two RBI, but also committed his sixth error in eight games.

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Desmond hit 2-for-10 with two doubles in the Nationals' opening series against the Mets.

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Desmond has struggled a bit at the plate so far this spring, hitting .269/.310/.423 with 10 strikeouts in 26 at-bats.

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Desmond turned down a seven-year, $107 million contract extension last offseason, the Washington Post reports.

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Desmond won his third straight NL Silver Slugger award on Thursday.

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Nationals manager Matt Williams said "there's a chance" Desmond could miss a game during the NLDS or later in the postseason to be with his pregnant wife, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports.

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Desmond is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the Nationals' doubleheader Friday.

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Desmond is not in the lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Desmond put together his second straight 20-20 season, cementing his spot among the elite fantasy options at shortstop. His high strikeout rate makes his ability to sustain a useful batting average questionable, but after Desmond hit .280 or better in back-to-back years, most owners should be comfortable taking that risk. Desmond is still young, athletic, and he hasn't been injury-prone, while he is capable of contributing in all five major categories. What more could you want?

2013

Where did that come from? Desmond more than doubled his ISO from 2011, and in the process more than doubled his career home-run total. Most of his internal metrics look fairly flat though (his strikeout rate was a bit lower and BABIP a bit higher, but his walk rate remained rock-steady and poor), so while an age-27 power spike is not unheard of and he certainly seems to be maturing as a ballplayer (progress reflected primarily in his defense) his 2012 numbers look more like a peak than a new plateau. He might keep some of the homers, but he has too much empty air in his swing to maintain a near-.300 batting average.

2012

Desmond had a disappointing 2011, showing a decline in his slash line and home run total. He was able to post an identical BABIP (.317), however, his strikeout rate increased from 19.0 to 21.8 percent and that caused a drop in his batting average. He was able to improve his walk rate in 2011, but he will not have an OBP above .320 in 2012. Desmond will be a benefit to owners because of his 20-plus stolen-base ability, and he is capable of producing double-digit home runs again. Despite his struggles in 2011 at both the plate and in the field, he will continue to be the starting shortstop in 2012.

2011

Desmond's first full season in the big leagues proved to be a tough one. The improvement in his plate discipline that he flashed the year before evaporated, and his 34 errors in the field were unacceptable by any standard. His steals give him fantasy value and there's still a little upside here, but a disappointing start to the year (especially with the glove) could see Danny Espinosa slide over to short and put Desmond at second base, or on the bench in a utility role.

2010

After a few seasons in the Nationals' system as the poster boy for Athleticism Without Tools, Desmond suddenly started developing a skill set, making consistent solid contact at the plate with a little bit of power and good success on the base paths, while also showing some refinement in the field. He did well enough at the end of the year in the majors to make the club seriously consider shifting Cristian Guzman over to second base in 2010 (although Guzman's declining defense should have been enough encouragement), and while the Nats may look to sign a veteran shortstop to take the pressure off Desmond he could just as easily win the starting job outright this spring. He won't be the next Hanley Ramirez, but he does look like he's got a big league career ahead of him.

2009

The Nationals continue to promote Desmond as though he's a legit prospect, but he has yet to do anything on the diamond to prove it. He's an amazing athlete, but so far he hasn't honed his baseball skills enough to turn that athleticism into any kind of real production. He'll turn 24 next summer, and time is running out for him to justify Washington's faith in him.