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20 Ian Desmond SS

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%95%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
421.262460
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014WAS15459373151249146183245.313.430.255
2015WAS1142611142801.326.405.262

Player Updates

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Matt Williams: Ian Desmond's timing is a little off to start season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Nationals manager Matt Williams told reporters that Ian Desmond's timing is a little off, which is why he has struggled at the plate to start the season, per MASN. Through the first two games, Desmond has gone 0 for 7 with two strikeouts and no walks.

It's the first time he has been held without a hit to start the season since 2011, when he started the year 0 for 11. He'll face Matt Harvey on Thursday. Desmond is hitting .333 (3 for 9) with a home run, an RBI and three walks in his career against Harvey.

"I think the first two games anyway, his timing is a touch off, he looks a touch late to me, so he's working hard on making sure he is on time," Williams said. "When it's on time it's special, it's powerful. He can do a lot of things on the baseball field, (but) like anybody, if he's not on time then you can struggle a little bit. And the guys that we've seen - Bartolo (Colon), great movement, great late movement. (Jacob) deGrom last night with a real good fastball and an even better one coming today from Matt (Harvey). On time is really important. He's working hard on that. He'll figure it out quickly."

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Nationals' Ian Desmond not worried about contract year
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Shortstop Ian Desmond turned down the chance to sign a long-term contract extension with the Nationals before the 2014 season. He turned down a seven-year, $107 million offer, opting instead to sign with the team for two years and $17.5 million.

That contract ends after the upcoming season, and Desmond, the team's lone remaining player from when it played in Montreal, is likely playing his last year with the Nationals. 

Desmond isn't losing any sleep over his contract situation. 

"I’m going to enjoy this ride,” he told Tom Schad of the Washington Times. “And you know what, if it’s my last year here, it’s my last year here. But I’m going to enjoy every single day. I’ve got a lot of friends and family in this organization. I’m going to make sure I don’t slight them in any way by throwing in any other distractions. I owe it to everybody here to give my 100 percent concentration, and that’s what I’m going to do."

Desmond hit .255 for the Nationals last year, with 24 home runs and 91 RBI.

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Report: Nationals, Ian Desmond have not talked extension
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Shortstop Ian Desmond and the Nationals did not engage in contract talks during the offseason, according to MLB.com.

Due $11 million this year, Desmond will command a lot of money in the open market after the 2015 season.

In 2014, Desmond hit .225 with 24 home runs and 91 RBI.

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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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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Shortstops 14 18 56.07
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Philadelphia2050 .318 .250 .250
vs Hamels (Career)53111 .396.214.208
vs LHP1011 .250 .400 .100
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
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4/13@BOS4000100
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4/16PHI4010000
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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
2015WAS1142611142801 .326 .405 .262
Total 78229393617929237418971110933 .317 .431 .269
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009WAS2B5526121222 .923
2009WASSS1714843743414 .952
2009WASOF11330001.000
2010WASSS1491366372213823487 .947
2010WASOF1000000 ---
2011WASSS1521466862264372385 .966
2012WASSS1281264921713061565 .970
2013WASSS1581587002344462096 .971
2014WASSS1541546432034162482 .963
2015WASSS111151192577 .863
Total  772751332211262067129438 .961
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2009WAS724611002
2010WAS27420679539
2011WAS275209511429
2012WAS332262103117
2013WAS383272525316
2014WAS263255306017
2015WAS301700200
Total 161191267222325970
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:
29
Hometown:
Sarasota, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:
No College
MLB Experience:
7
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