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20 Ian Desmond SS

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
88%76%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
58319.233626913
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014WAS15459373151249146183245.313.430.255
2015WAS15658369136196245187135.290.384.233

Player Updates

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Is there any reason to believe in an Ian Desmond bounceback?
by Heath Cummings | Senior Fantasy Writer

Ian Desmond had an atrocious first half of 2015 that even a solid second half couldn't fix. He's now a 30 year-old shortstop that has declined over each of the last three seasons. His 2012 OPS of .845 is a distant memory as are likely any hopes of him stealing 20 bases again.

There are people that will point to his solid second half (.777 OPS, 12 HR, 8 SB) as a reason to be positive. The fact is that for a majority of players the full season is much more predictive than a season split. When you look at Desmond's trajectory it wouldn't be surprising if he put together a .250 season with 15 HR and 15 SB, but that seems closer to his upside than his floor. If you're going to draft Desmond you might as well punt shortstop, you'll likely get similar production.

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Ian Desmond: Declines qualifying offer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ian Desmond declined the qualifying offer from the Nationals and will remain a free agent, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

The move comes as little surprise, despite a disappointing 2015 campaign in which he hit just .233 and committed an NL-worst 27 errors. He has plenty of power at a position mostly lacking home run hitters and just turned 30 in September, so he should command a multi-year deal in free agency.

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Ian Desmond: Extended a qualifying offer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ian Desmond was given a qualifying offer by the Nationals on Friday, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Desmond had a mostly disappointing season, slashing just .233/.290/.384 with his lowest home run output since 2011 and an NL-worst 27 errors in the field. Still, at a position lacking many strong offensive options, Desmond is usually good for about 20 homers, so he should draw some interest should he turn down the qualifying offer.

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Nationals SS Trea Turner cranks first career tater on Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner got the start at second base Tuesday, going 2 for 3 with a walk and a solo shot, his first career major league home run.

The homer accounted for the team's only run of the night. With Ian Desmond nearly certain to leave as a free agent, Turner will head into spring training as the favorite to man the starting shortstop position.

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Nationals SS Ian Desmond gets a day off Monday vs. Reds
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond isn't in the lineup Monday against the Reds, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

Desmond collected three hits, a home run and two runs scored in Sunday's game against the Phillies, but he will get a day off Monday following six straight starts at shortstop. Top prospect Trea Turner will start in his place at shortstop Monday, batting second for the Nationals.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Shortstops 22 18 31.55
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs N.Y. Mets57171 .375 .421 .298
vs Hamels (Career)53111 .396.214.208
vs LHP117295 .321 .436 .248
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/26PHI5010100
9/27PHI3231100
9/29@ATL3010010
9/30@ATL2000020
10/1@ATL4010000
10/3@NYM4000000
10/4@NYM2000011
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3
4
@Atl
4:10 pm
5
6
@Atl
7:10 pm
7
Miami
4:05 pm
8
9
Miami
4:05 pm
10
Miami
1:35 pm
11
Atl
7:05 pm
12
Atl
7:05 pm
13
Atl
7:05 pm
14
Atl
4:05 pm
15
@Phi
7:05 pm
16
@Phi
7:05 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
6

29

4

11

12

13

19

7

10

-3

7

19

-2

12

-2

39

4

22

29

17

22

10

8

15

12

5

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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
2015WAS15658369136196245187135 .290 .384 .233
2016WAS0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 927348042491711043223289012237 .312 .424 .264
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009WAS2B5526121222 .923
2009WASSS1714843743414 .952
2009WASOF11330001.000
2010WASSS1491366372213823487 .947
2010WASOF1000000 ---
2011WASSS1521466862264372385 .966
2012WASSS1281264921713061565 .970
2013WASSS1581587002344462096 .971
2014WASSS1541546432034162482 .963
2015WASSS1551556702264172794 .960
Total  916895394113332459149525 .962
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2009WAS724611002
2010WAS27420679539
2011WAS275209511429
2012WAS332262103117
2013WAS383272525316
2014WAS263255306017
2015WAS27222446309
2016WAS00000000
Total 185211474262926979
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012WAS51927000300 .368 .421 .368
2014WAS41823001610 .211 .167 .167
Total 937410001910 .289 .297 .270
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:
6-3/215
Birthdate:
9/20/1985
Age:
30
Hometown:
Sarasota, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:

MLB Experience:
7
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