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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||590.00||25.00||.259||86.00||74.00||22.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Arizona||17||2||0|| .118|| .118|| .118|
|vs Hamels (Career)||53||11||1|| .396||.214||.208|
|vs LHP||74||16||2|| .266|| .351|| .216|
|12/27/2014||Ian Desmond, SS WAS||Ryan Braun, RF MIL|
|12/26/2014||Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA|
Nelson Cruz, RF SEA
Wade Davis, RP KC
Chris Archer, SP TB
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Marlon Byrd, LF CIN
Tyler Clippard, RP NYM
Yoenis Cespedes, CF NYM
Chris Carter, 1B HOU
Johnny Cueto, SP KC
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
|Kole Calhoun, RF LAA|
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
Charlie Blackmon, CF COL
Rusney Castillo, RF BOS
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR
Corey Dickerson, LF COL
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
Jose Altuve, 2B HOU
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
|12/26/2014||Anibal Sanchez, SP DET||Ian Desmond, SS WAS|
|Last 10 Games|
Nationals SS Ian Desmond homers in third straight game Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/25/15) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond homered for the third straight day on Saturday. Desmond went 2 for 4 with the two-run shot in the 9-3 win over the Pirates.
Desmond has now gone deep in three straight games and four times in his last six contests.
Nationals SS Ian Desmond goes deep in loss on Friday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/24/15) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond continued to crawl out of his season-long slump on Friday. Desmond went 1 for 3 in the 7-5 loss to the Pirates. The one hit was a solo home run in the sixth inning, tying the game at 5-5.
The home run was Desmond's 10th of the year and the third in his last five games. He is 8 for 16 with five RBI over those five contests. He still owns a disppointing .218 average on the year, however.
Nationals SS Ian Desmond continues to come alive with two hits
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(7/23/15) A miserable 3-for-44 slump is becoming more and more a distant memory for Nationals shorstop Ian Desmond, thanks to some fine hitting lately.
Desmond was the lone bright light at the plate for his team Thursday in Pittsburgh with two hits, including a single and two-run homer in the ninth. He now has nine home runs on the season, including two in the last four games. He also has seven hits in his last 13 at-bats.
Nationals SS Ian Desmond homers in Monday's win
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(7/20/15) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond smacked his eighth home run of the season during Monday's 7-2 win over the Mets.
Desmond hit the two-run shot off Alex Torres in the eighth inning. He finished the game 2 for 4 with two RBI.
Prior to Monday's game, Desmond was hitting .068 with one triple and one RBI in his last 13 games.
Nationals GM expecting Ian Desmond to bounce back in 2nd half
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/15/15) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond did not have a banner first half offensively, as he hit .211 with seven home runs and 24 RBI in 84 games. He certainly wasn't close to the offensive threat he had been the previous three seasons.
Despite a rough first half, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo is confident the 29-year-old shortstop, who will be a free agent after the season, will bounce back in the second half.
“I expect him to be Ian Desmond,” Rizzo said, per The Washington Post. “He’s our shortstop, he’s gonna be our shortstop. He’s a leader of the ballclub. He’s a three-time Silver Slugger that we think he’s going to be Ian Desmond in the second half. He’s got a great attitude, a great work ethic.
"For a guy who has struggled like he has, he still comes to the ballpark with a smile every day and a bounce in his step. The one thing that he gives, not only Matt Williams but me, is that he plays every day. We know who our shortstop is every given day and that’s an important component to his skillset.
“He’s a proven player. You know, I always look at the back of the baseball cards and figure out what kind of player they’re going to be. I think that you see what Desi’s numbers are now, what they should be and I see him ascending to reach those numbers in the second half.”
|2014 Summary: Ian Desmond put together his third consecutive 20-20 season, which should make him one of the most celebrated shortstops in all the land. And yet his Fantasy owners were by and large disappointed. He lost 25 points on his batting average from the year before and 100 on his OPS from two years ago. And with his increasing tendency to strike out -- his 183 punchouts ranked fourth among all hitters -- he may not be able to go back.|
Playing time status: Desmond committed a bunch of errors early on that led to some whispers about his job security, but both eventually died down. Really, the Nationals have no one else, and Desmond has been among the healthiest players in baseball since his arrival. No worries here.
2015 Outlook: A player who provides both power and speed is as golden as ever in Rotisserie leagues. And because Desmond does it at the weakest position in Fantasy, he's probably still an early rounder in those formats. His strikeouts have become a real concern in Head-to-Head leagues, though. Other than Troy Tulowitzki, Hanley Ramirez and Jose Reyes, you probably can't do better at the position, but for a few rounds at least, that should be your incentive to explore other positions.
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