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2015 Avg.
.236
 
Career Avg.
.268
Name  Ian Desmond
Born  9/20/1985
Height  6-2
Weight  210
Number  20
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
5/4/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer in the, 6-4, victory over the Marlins on Monday.
Insight: Desmond hit his homer in the eighth to tie the game at four. The Nationals then took the lead on Yunel Escobar's two-run single. Desmond was 1-for-4 in the game and has two home runs this season.
 
4/17/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond was 3-for-4 with two runs scored as Washington beat Philadelphia, 7-2, on Friday.
Insight: Desmond had three singles and scored in the first and seventh innings. He has a hit in four straight games, batting .500 with a double, home run and three RBI over that span.
 
4/15/2015 4:48:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond clubbed his first homer of the season on Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: It was his lone hit of the game. Owners should expect Desmond to improve on his .206/.270/.382 line quickly.
 
4/14/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond continues to struggle in the field, but he did have three hits on Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Desmond went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored. It was easily his best offensive game in the young season. Unfortunately, Desmond also committed his sixth error of the season. Fantasy owners don't need to worry about Desmond's slow offensive start, but at some point, the defensive errors is a bit worrisome although Washington doesn't really have any other options for shortstop besides Desmond.
 
4/9/2015 4:33:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond went 2-for-3 during Thursdau's loss to the Mets.
Insight: Desmond scored two runs and had a walk as well. The two hits were his first two knocks of the young season.
 
4/6/2015 10:24:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond is 4-for-12 with a pair of home runs versus Mets starter Bartolo Colon.
Insight: Desmond must like knowing that he's going to see almost exclusively fastballs from Colon. Over 82 percent of Colon's pitchers were fastballs last season and he's been over 80 percent of more in six straight seasons. Desmond finished the year with 24 HR and 91 RBI.
 
10/7/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond is 4-for-10 with three extra-base hits versus Giants Game 4 starter Ryan Vogelsong.
Insight: Desmond has struggled in the postseason, going just 1-for-10 in the first three games. Desmond finished the year with 24 HR and 91 RBI. Consider him a top shortstop prospect heading into the 2015 fantasy season.
 
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.