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20 Ian Desmond SS

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
99%95%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
59324.255917324
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014WAS15459373151249146183245.313.430.255

Player Updates

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Report: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond will not be traded
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond will reportedly not be traded and remain with the team for the time being, according to FOXSports.com senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo reportedly told another executive this week Desmond will not be traded, but the team would consider a deal "that we can't refuse." Rizzo also said the deal would have to be "pretty elaborate," according to Rosenthal.

Desmond hit .225 in 2014 with 24 home runs and 91 RBI for the Nationals.

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Nationals GM Mike Rizzo: Ian Desmond 'is our shortstop'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

While it doesn't appear the Nationals have made progress on a long-term deal with shortstop Ian Desmond, it appears he will be the team's starting shortstop in 2015. General manager Mike Rizzo made that point when talking to the media Thursday after the acquisition of infielder Yunel Escobar, who will be the team's starting second baseman.

"Ian Desmond is our shortstop," Rizzo said. "He’s the leader of our team. He’s one of the best shortstops in all of baseball."

FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal reported earlier this week Desmond was part of a failed three-team trade between the Nationals, Mets and Rays. Rizzo said a trade offer would "have to be pretty elaborate not to have Ian Desmond on this team," per CSNwashington.com.

Desmond remains a trade possibility for the Mets, major-league sources told the New York Daily News. As of Thursday, no deal was imminent, and talks between the two sides have not gained traction. However, the Mets continue to monitor Desmond's situation amid expectations they will talk to the Nationals again.

The 29-year-old shortstop is entering the final year of his contract.

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Report: Nationals, Ian Desmond haven't made progress on deal
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Nationals have not made progress on an extension with shortstop Ian Desmond, according to MLB.com.

The 29-year-old Desmond is set to become a free-agent following the conclusion of the 2015 season, and the Nationals have shown interest in locking him up on a long-term deal. The team reportedly offered Desmond a seven-year contract last season, but he balked at the terms. Desmond's agent and general manager Mike Rizzo were both at the winter meetings last month, but no progress was made on an extension.

Desmond is coming off a season in which he hit .255/.313/.430 over 593 at-bats. 

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Report: Zobrist, Desmond were part of failed Mets-Rays-Nationals trade
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

A three-team trade involving the Mets, Nationals and Rays, which included players Ian Desmond and Ben Zobrist, had been discussed recently, but fell through after the Mets balked at the Rays asking price, sources told FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal. 

The talks unfolded with the Nationals trading Desmond to the Rays for Zobrist and Yunel Escobar, who were eventually traded to the Athletics on Saturday. The Rays would have then dealt Desmond to the Mets, who are looking for an upgrade at shortstop.

Unfortunately, the Mets chose not to pursue the deal after the Rays requested two top prospects from a list of three, which New York considered too much for Desmond, who will be a free agent after the 2015 season. The Rays' list included Mets top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard. It is not known who the other two targets were.

The Mets were also engaged with the Rays in a trade for Zobrist, but once again the Rays wanted two top prospects and the Mets did not want to make that deal. Zobrist will also be a free agent after the 2015 season.

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Ian Desmond, Nationals not making any progress on extension
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Nationals and shortstop Ian Desmond have not made any progress thus far this offseason on a contract extension, reports the Washington Post. Desmond reportedly rejected a $107 million extension last offseason and his name was included in multiple trade discussions during the winter meetings.

Desmond wouldn't indicate if he would be willing to negotiate for a new deal in-season, saying, "we're not at that point yet."

"Look, this isn't my first day on the job. I understand what's going on," Desmond said. "I wouldn't respect Mike (Rizzo) the way I do, like I said, if he just sat on his hands and did nothing. That's not how this organization got here, and it's not how it's going to continue to move forward. Hopefully I'm a part of it, but if not, I'm still going to be rooting for them."

Desmond is expected to make $11 million in 2015 before becoming a free agent in 2016. He slashed .255/.313/.430 with 91 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 593 at-bats in 2014. He also led all shortstops with 24 home runs on the year.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Shortstops 7 18 48.83
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs San Francisco2881 .333 .500 .286
vs Alvarez (Career)1440 .286.444.286
vs RHP44311019 .307 .427 .248
Last 7 Games
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9/26MIA4010010
9/27MIA3110010
9/28MIA2111100
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Two Week Schedule
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009WAS218292341251410 .318 .561 .280
2010WAS15452559141106528109175 .308 .392 .269
2011WAS15458465148849351392510 .298 .358 .253
2012WAS13051372150257330113216 .335 .511 .292
2013WAS15860077168208043145216 .331 .453 .280
2014WAS15459373151249146183245 .313 .430 .255
Total 77128973557819137018770310932 .317 .431 .270
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009WAS2B5526121222 .923
2009WASSS1714843743414 .952
2009WASOF11330001.000
2010WASSS1491366372213823487 .947
2010WASOF1000000 ---
2011WASSS1521466862264372385 .966
2012WASSS1281264921713061565 .970
2013WASSS1581587002344462096 .971
2014WASSS1541546432034162482 .963
Total  761740327111072042122431 .963
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2009WAS724611002
2010WAS27420679539
2011WAS275209511429
2012WAS332262103117
2013WAS383272525316
2014WAS263255306017
Total 158191250222323970
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012WAS51927000300 .368 .421 .368
2014WAS31412001510 .200 .143 .143
Total 83339001810 .294 .303 .273
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2004 R-Expos5521628491101271040133 .272 .292 .227
2004 A-Vermont412230011--201 .308 .500 .250
2005 A-Potomac5521937561333152153136 .325 .384 .256
2005 A-Savannah7329637731024231360206 .291 .334 .247
2006 AA-Harrisburg37121822410353541 .214 .231 .182
2006 A-Potomac9236550892029452979148 .313 .384 .244
2007 A-Potomac12945869121304134557992711 .357 .432 .264
2008 AA-Harrisburg93323428114012443178128 .318 .406 .251
2008 R-Nationals313151002--230 .385 .462 .385
2009AA-Harrisburg4217029521216181640134 .372 .494 .306
2009AAA-Syracuse551782563122114203181 .428 .461 .354
Total 6382371328614127155023720251912749 .314 .388 .259
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/210
Birthdate:
9/20/1985
Age:
29
Hometown:
Sarasota, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:
No College
MLB Experience:
6
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