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2014 Avg.
.255
 
Career Avg.
.270
Name  Ian Desmond
Born  9/20/1985
Height  6-2
Weight  210
Number  20
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
9/28/2014 3:47:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond belts 24th homer of year.
Insight: It was the only run Washington needed, as Jordan Zimmerman tossed a no-hitter. Desmond finishes the year with a .255/.313/.430 line with 91 RBI. Consider him a top shortstop prospect heading into the 2015 fantasy season.
 
9/17/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond is not in the starting lineup after they clinched the East Division Tuesday night.
Insight: Desmond homered in the division winning game. The shortstop leads the NL East Champions with 88 RBI and has 23 home runs while batting .252.
 
9/16/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond accounted for all three of Washington's runs on Tuesday as the team defeated Atlanta and clinched the NL East title.
Insight: Desmond homered in the sixth, scoring Jayson Werth and broke a scoreless tie. Desmond then doubled in the ninth and scored on a wild pitch later in the inning. The shortstop leads the NL Champions with 88 RBI and has 23 home runs while batting .252.
 
9/14/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond went 3-for-4 with three RBI and stole two bases to join the 20/20 club for the third straight season.
Insight: Desmond singled to drive in Anthony Rendon and Jayson Werth in the fifth and doubled to score Werth again in the eighth. His steal in the fourth inning gave him 20 on the season. That put him in the 20/20 club for the third time. He has also set a new career-high and leads all shortstops with 86 RBI this season.
 
9/10/2014 1:43:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond left Tuesday's game against the Braves with a tight lower back and is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Danny Espinosa replaces Desmond in the lineup, but can't replace his bat. desmond is batting .248 with 22 HR and 83 RBI, Espinosa is a .219 hitter with eight homers and 27 RBI.
 
9/9/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond left Tuesday's game against the Braves with an injury according to Adam Kilgord of the Washington Post.
Insight: Desmond didn't suffer any obvious injury, and no reporter has released anything new. Danny Espinosa replaced Desmond after five innings.
 
9/7/2014 11:07:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond is hitting .191 (9-for-47) with one home run and 11 strikeouts in his career against Cole Hamels.
Insight: Desmond has been fabulous this season, leading shortstops with 22 home runs and 81 RBI, but for some reason he does not see the ball well against Hamels. If you can, start a different shortstop on Sunday.
 
8/27/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond is hitting .385 (15-for-39) with two home runs and eight RBI against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick in his career.
Insight: This might just be what the doctor ordered since Desmond is hitting .182 in the last week. The shortstop does seem like he is climbing out of the little slump as he has hits in his last three games, including one home run. His 21 home runs and 79 RBI lead all shortstops in the MLB this year.
 
8/25/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond is just 2-for-15 (.133) versus Phillies starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: With 21 homers, Desmond leads the Nats and is tied with Troy Tulowitzki for first among shortstops. He also has 79 RBI, fifth in the NL and 16 steals. That makes him a fantasy stud, but Monday isn't a good matchup.
 
8/24/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and two runs Sunday against San Francisco.
Insight: With 21 homers, Desmond leads the Nats and is tied with Troy Tulowitzki for first among shortstops. He also has 79 RBI, fifth in the NL.
 
8/23/2014 11:17:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has gone 10-for-14 (.714) with two doubles and two homers against Giants starter Tim Lincecum.
Insight: Desmond isn't a high average hitter, but he has 20 homers, 77 RBI, 54 runs and 16 steals. He's one of fantasy's top shortstop options.
 
8/22/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond was not in Thursday's starting lineup, but is back at shortstop for Friday's series opener with San Francisco.
Insight: With 20 homers, 77 RBI, 52 runs and 15 steals, Desmond is once again one of fantasy's top shortstops.
 
8/21/2014 12:57:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: It appears to be a routine day off. Intersting the Nationals will start Danny Espinosa and not Asdrubal Cabrera at short. With 20 homers, 77 RBI, 52 runs and 15 steals, Desmond is once again one of fantasy's top shortstops.
 
8/19/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond went 3-for-4 with four RBI and a steal Tuesday against Arizona.
Insight: Desmond didn't have any extra-base hits, but he drove home both Anthony Rendon and Jason Werth twice on singles. With 20 homers, 77 RBI, 52 runs and 15 steals, Desmond has been one of fantasy's top shortstops for a third straight season.
 
8/12/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has homered in three of the past five games.
Insight: Desmond has hit just .214 in August and .244 this season, but with 20 homers, 72 RBI and 13 steals, he's a superb fantasy shortstop.
 
Cold8/6/2014 12:47:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has a .772 OPS against lefties and a .697 OPS against righties this season, but he hasn't been able to solve Mets southpaw Jon Niese.
Insight: Desmond is 3-for-18 (.167) with five strikeouts against Niese, Wednesday's scheduled starter. He's also in a 7-for-47 (.149) slump with 18 Ks in that stretch so avoid him Wednesday.
 
7/13/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: In 37 career at-bats against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick, Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has batted .405 with two doubles, a triple and two home runs.
Insight: Desmond is also 11-for-35 (.314) with two doubles and two homers in July. He's a viable shortstop option Sunday.
 
7/11/2014 3:49:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond was hit on the right hand with a pitch Thursday night and is not in the starting lineup for Friday.
Insight: Desmond is hitting only .240 with a .718 OPS this season, but he has 16 home runs, 54 RBI and nine steals.
 
7/10/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond was hit on the right hand with a pitch and left the game.
Insight: Desmond is hitting only .240 with a .718 OPS this season, but he has 16 home runs, 54 RBI and nine steals.
 
7/9/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Orioles.
Insight: Desmond is hitting only .240 with a .718 OPS this season, but he has 16 home runs, 54 RBI and nine steals.