Ian Desmond

#20 SS / Texas Rangers / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 215 lb Age: 30 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Desmond went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer and two runs in Wednesday's loss to the Angels. That's consecutive three-hit games with a homer for Desmond as his best-ever season continues. Coming off perhaps the worst year of his career -- you can debate between 2011 and 2015, but both seasons were pretty poor -- Desmond has found new life in Texas, as he's just one short of last year's homer total and has already stolen more bases (with a better success rate) while hitting well over .300, something he's never done before. BABIP regression could return his average to a more typical .280ish by season's end, but Desmond should continue offering plenty in the other four standard fantasy categories even so.

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    • Desmond hit a solo home run as part of a 3-for-4 night with a walk in a loss Tuesday to the Angels. Desmond was mired in a dreadful 2-for-19 slump over his past five games before breaking out in a big way Tuesday. Now with 17 home runs, Desmond is two home runs away from matching his home run total from 156 games in 2015. His slugging percentage is now up to .523, which would be his highest mark ever in a full season if he can maintain it.

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    • Desmond went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday at the Cubs. Desmond's 16th bomb of 2016 gave the Rangers an eighth-inning insurance run in a 4-1 victory. This was the first time he's left the yard in his last 12 games, and he's slashing .315/.369/.519 on the year.

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    • Desmond went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo homer Friday at the Twins. Desmond's 15th homer of the year led off the 10th inning to lead the Rangers to a win. He's now hit safely in 14 of his last 17 games, and he's slashing .323/.376/.535 on the year.

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    • Desmond went 3-for-5 with two runs Tuesday against the Yankees. All three of Desmond's hits were singles, but he still came around to score twice thanks to productive at-bats from Adrian Beltre and Prince Fielder behind him. Two of those singles were of the infield variety, as the 30-year-old demonstrated that his speed is useful for more than just the 13 steals he has swiped this season. Desmond continues to be on pace for a career year with a .326/.377/.533 line.

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    2016 TEX 102 404 73 124 20 62 31 107 16 .306
    2015 WAS 156 583 69 136 19 62 45 187 13 .233
    2014 WAS 154 593 73 151 24 91 46 183 24 .254
    TOTAL 1,029 3,884 497 1,041 130 494 263 997 138

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