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20 Ian Desmond SS
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 9/20/1985 | Birthplace: Sarasota, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Washington | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $3,800,000 | Owned/Started%: 99/95 | Average Draft Position: 73.79
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)590.0022.00.27581.0075.0018.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
59324.255917324
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
201400001540000
201300001580000
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs San Francisco2881 .333 .500 .286
vs Alvarez (Career)1440 .286.444.286
vs RHP44311019 .307 .427 .248
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/17/2014Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Carlos Carrasco, RP CLE
12/16/2014Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Miguel Montero, C CHC
Justin Upton, LF ATL
Yasmani Grandal, C SD
David Peralta, LF ARI
Jordan Walden, RP STL
12/15/2014Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Justin Upton, LF ATL
Kyle Lohse, SP MIL
Starlin Castro, SS CHC
Noah Syndergaard, SP NYM
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
9/20@MIA3120010
9/23NYM3000011
9/25NYM2010111
9/26MIA4010010
9/27MIA3110010
9/28MIA2111100
10/3SF4000000
10/4SF6010011
10/6@SF4110000
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Latest News

Ian Desmond, Nationals not making any progress on extension

by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/13/14) 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.

Report: Nationals, Mariners discuss SS Ian Desmond

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/10/14) The Nationals and Mariners have discussed shortstop Ian Desmond in trade discussions on "multiple occasions," FOXSports.com reports.

The Nationals have interest in Mariners shortstop Brad Miller, according to the report, but the talks have yet to turn serious. Desmond hit .255/.313/.430 with 24 home runs, 91 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 593 at-bats in 2014.

Report: Nats' Desmond rejected $107M extension last offseason

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/13/14) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond rejected a seven-year, $107 million contract extension last offseason, multiple sources told The Washington Post.

The deal would have included the two-year, $17.5 million deal Desmond signed in January to avoid arbitration, meaning Desmond would have made $89.5 million over five would-be free agent seasons. The contract would have also included deferred money, decreasing its true value.

One industry source told The Post that Desmond would receive far more than $90 million over five seasons, if he became a free agent after 2015 with one more average campaign. In April 2013, Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus signed an eight-year, $120 million contract extension.

Desmond is expected to resume contract talks with the Nationals this offseason.

"There have been a lot of people that have come through this game that have sacrificed a lot for us, the players that are coming through now," Desmond said in March. "I don’t want to sign a deal -- and this isn’t to say they’ve offered me this -- but I don’t want to sign a deal that is so bad that a future shortstop gets screwed because I signed a terrible deal. I’m not going to be that guy, that kink in the chain. I’m going to get a fair deal, or I’m just going to wait."

Nationals' Ian Desmond could miss playoff game for birth of child

by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/5/14) Nationals manager Matt Williams told reporters that shortstop Ian Desmond could miss an upcoming playoff game to attend the birth of his child, according to Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Desmond has just one hit in his first 10 postseason at-bats.

"Well, there's a chance," Williams said. "With those things you certainly never know. But there are off-days, as well. She's very close and Desi's keeping us well-informed of the events that are going on. We don't know, though. We'll see how it goes. As it sits right now all indications are that she's perfectly fine and the baby is perfectly fine. They're just waiting the arrival. We'll see how all that plays out."

Nationals rest several regulars

by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/14) For their Sunday matchup at the Marlins, the Nationals left Ian Desmond, Denard Span, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos out of their starting lineup. Ryan Zimmerman, who made his return from a two-month hiatus due to a hamstring injury on Saturday, was also not in Sunday's lineup.
 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
3/6/15@ ATL1:05 pm
3/8/15@ NYY1:05 pm
3/10/15@ MIA1:05 pm
3/12/15@ NYM1:10 pm
3/14/15@ NYM1:10 pm
3/15/15@ HOU1:05 pm
3/17/15@ DET1:05 pm
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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