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20 Ian Desmond CF

Colorado Rockies

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
4%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
.000
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019COL1404436411320653411933.310.479.255

Player Updates

June 30, 2020 11:20 AM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Elects to not play in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond announced Monday via his personal Instagram account that he won't play in 2020 for personal reasons.

Desmond will opt to sit out the 2020 season once play resumes to focus on civil rights issues and out of concerns about playing during the COVID-19 pandemic, becoming the fourth known player to do so. The 34-year-old has an expectant wife and four young children, and he outlined his concerns of playing during the pandemic. He was only expected to play against left-handed pitchers, so there will likely only be minor bumps in playing time for Sam Hilliard, Raimel Tapia, Garrett Hampson and Brendan Rodgers.

March 23, 2020 12:28 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Likely to get short side of platoon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond figures to get most of his starts in left field against left-handed pitchers when the season gets underway, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

He hit .297/.350/.626 against lefties last year while hitting .226/.282/.375 against righties. Desmond has been worth negative fWAR in all three seasons he has played for the Rockies, but with him guaranteed $25 million over the next few seasons, he will figure into things in some way. It sounds like Raimel Tapia, who had a good spring, could start against right-handed pitchers, with Sam Hilliard serving as a wild card on the outfield depth chart.

September 29, 2019 10:52 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: On bench for season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.

Desmond will be given a breather in the season finale after he played the hero in Colorado's 3-2 win Saturday. The veteran notched his fourth triple and reached 20 home runs for the third time in four seasons in the victory, but his .255/.310/.479 slash line is still fairly underwhelming for a player making $15 million. Desmond still has one year remaining on his contract beyond this season along with a $15 million club option ($2 million buyout) for 2022.

September 28, 2019 11:36 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Starts comeback with solo shot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a triple in Saturday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Brewers.

After riding pine for three straight games, Desmond provided a multi-hit effort. He wasn't able to score after a leadoff triple in the sixth inning, but he made sure to get the Rockies on the board with the solo shot off Brewers reliever Drew Pomeranz in the eighth. Desmond secured his sixth 20-homer campaign in 11 seasons with the blast. The 34-year-old has added 65 RBI, 64 runs scored and four triples in 139 games this year.

September 27, 2019 11:20 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers.

Desmond will remain on the bench for the third straight contest, and he has just a .670 OPS this month. Sam Hilliard will start in left field Friday.

September 26, 2019 01:32 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Sitting again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond is not in the lineup Thursday against the Giants.

Desmond is slashing .212/.241/.442 with four home runs and six RBI through 17 games this month. He'll sit for a second straight game as Raimel Tapia picks up another start in left field in his place.

September 25, 2019 06:40 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Giants.

Desmond will head to the bench after going 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's extra-innings win over the Giants. Raimel Tapia is starting in left field and hitting second in this one.

September 25, 2019 06:16 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Belts 19th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in an extra-innings victory over the Giants on Tuesday.

Desmond cranked a 419-foot shot to center field in the fourth inning before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the eighth frame of the 16-inning affair. The 34-year-old continues to be a decent source of homers (19) and RBI (64) but has experienced a sharp decline in the stolen base department this season, swiping only three bags after reaching double digits in steals during each of the previous nine campaigns.

September 21, 2019 11:48 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Absent from Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond is not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.

Desmond has seen his playing time evaporate of late, as this is the third time in the team's past six games he's been out of the lineup. Raimel Tapia will take over in left field and bat second in his place.

September 17, 2019 04:16 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.

Desmond went deep for the 18th time this season Monday night, but he'll take a seat for the second game of the series. Raimel Tapia draws the start in left field and will hit sixth.

September 15, 2019 12:40 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.

Desmond started the first two games of the series but will take a seat after going 0-for-9 with a pair of strikeouts. Raimel Tapia (knee) returns to the lineup in left field for the Rockies.

September 12, 2019 02:04 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Not in lineup Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond is not starting Thursday against the Cardinals, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

Desmond will head to the bench for the second time in three games as Sam Hilliard picks up a start in left field in his stead. Through seven games this month, the outfielder is slashing .217/.280/.478 with two home runs and three RBI.

September 12, 2019 11:44 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Launches 17th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Cardinals.

Desmond gave the Rockies a 2-1 lead by taking Dakota Hudson deep with a solo shot in the fifth inning. The long ball was his 17th of the season. In the wake of going 5-for-25 over the last seven games, the 33-year-old outfielder is hitting .257/.315/.472 across 409 at-bats this season.

September 10, 2019 04:16 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond is not starting Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Desmond owns a .278/.333/.528 slash line over his last 10 games. He'll hit the bench Tuesday, with Raimel Tapia in left field.

September 6, 2019 05:08 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Out of Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond is not in Friday's lineup against the Padres.

He is hitting .281 with two home runs and zero steals in his last 10 games. Raimel Tapia will start in left field while Sam Hilliard starts in center.

September 2, 2019 03:48 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond is not in the lineup Monday against the Dodgers.

Desmond is just 2-for-18 (.111) with zero extra-base hits in his career against opposing starter Walker Buehler, so he'll head to the bench for Monday's series opener as Sam Hilliard picks up a start in left field in his place. Over his past five games, the soon-to-be 34-year-old is slashing .300/.364/.600 with a home run and three doubles.

August 31, 2019 09:32 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Sitting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Pirates.

Desmond had three hits, including a home run, in Friday's loss to Pittsburgh, but he'll sit Saturday as Sam Hilliard shifts to left field and Garrett Hampson starts in center. While Desmond has been below replacement level again this season, he still has two more years remaining on his contract, and the Rockies do not appear intent on significantly reducing his playing time in September.

August 31, 2019 01:36 AM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Swats 15th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and another run scored in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

Desmond went deep in the bottom of the eighth inning, tallying his 15th long ball of the season. The 33-year-old, who seems to battle for a consistent starting role, is batting .259/.318/.472 across a limited 386 at-bats.

August 25, 2019 01:28 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Not in Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond is out of the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Cardinals.

Desmond hasn't started consecutive contests since last weekend, and that trend continues after going 1-for-3 with a double Saturday. Yonathan Daza, Garrett Hampson and Charlie Blackmon will start from left to right in the outfield.

August 23, 2019 03:40 PM
Rockies' Ian Desmond: Out of Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Desmond is not in Friday's lineup against the Cardinals.

Desmond is hitting .167 with one home run and one steal in 15 games this month. Yonathan Daza starts in center field while Raimel Tapia shifts over to left field.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Milwaukee1542 .313 .800 .267
vs Houser (Career)000000
vs RHP261596 .282 .375 .226
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/21@LAD1000000
9/22@LAD3010000
9/24@SF3121200
9/25@SF1000000
9/26@SF1000000
9/28MIL4121100
9/29MIL0000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020COL0000000000------------
2019COL1404436411320653411933.255.310.4790.788
2018COL16055582131228853146206.236.307.4220.729
2017COL9533947937402487154.274.326.3750.701
2016TEX156625107178228644160216.285.335.4460.782
2015WAS15658369136196245187135.233.290.3840.674
2014WAS15459373151249146183245.255.313.4300.743
2013WAS15860077168208043145216.280.331.4530.784
2012WAS13051372150257330113216.292.335.5110.845
2011WAS15458465148849351392510.253.298.3580.656
2010WAS15452559141106528109175.269.308.3920.700
2009WAS218292341251410.281.318.5610.879
Total147854427241432181711387140218156.263.315.4270.742
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020COL000000000
2019COL140314212212112
2018COL160218234416017
2017COL95111127424113
2016TEX156293279305211
2015WAS15627222446309
2014WAS154263255306017
2013WAS158383272525316
2012WAS130332262103117
2011WAS154275209511429
2010WAS15427420679539
2009WAS21724611002
Total147827737232639334313132
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2004R-Expos5521628491101271040133.227.272.292
2004A-Vermont412230011--201.250.308.500
2005A-Potomac5521937561333152153136.256.325.384
2005A-Savannah7329637731024231360206.247.291.335
2006AA-Harrisburg37121822410353541.182.214.231
2006A-Potomac9236550892029452979148.244.313.384
2007A-Potomac12945869121304134557992711.264.357.432
2008AA-Harrisburg93323428114012443178128.251.318.406
2008R-Nationals313151002--230.385.385.462
2009AA-Harrisburg4217029521216181640134.306.372.494
2009AAA-Syracuse551782563122114203181.354.428.461
2017AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes391310111100.333.400.778
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/215
Birthdate:
9/20/1985
Age:
34
Hometown:
Sarasota, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Colorado Rockies
College:

MLB Experience:
11