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20 Ian Desmond SS
Height/Weight: 6-3/215 | 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: 64.53
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)590.0025.00.25986.0074.0022.00
 
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
12/27/2014Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Ryan Braun, RF MIL
12/26/2014Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA
Nelson Cruz, DH SEA
Wade Davis, RP KC
Chris Archer, SP TB
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Marlon Byrd, RF CIN
Tyler Clippard, RP OAK
Yoenis Cespedes, LF DET
Chris Carter, DH HOU
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
Kole Calhoun, RF LAA
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
Charlie Blackmon, RF COL
Rusney Castillo, CF 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
12/26/2014Anibal Sanchez, SP DET
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
9/20@MIA3120010
9/23NYM3000011
9/25NYM2010111
9/26MIA4010010
9/27MIA3110010
9/28MIA2111100
10/3SF4000000
10/4SF6010011
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10/7@SF4110000
 
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Latest News

Nationals' Ian Desmond not worried about contract year

by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/23/15) 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.

Report: Nationals, Ian Desmond have not talked extension

by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/21/15) 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.

Report: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond will not be traded

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/18/15) 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.

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo: Ian Desmond 'is our shortstop'

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/15/15) 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.

Report: Nationals, Ian Desmond haven't made progress on deal

by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/13/15) The Nationals have not made progress on an extension with shortstop Ian Desmond, according to MLB.com.

The 29-year-old Desmond is set to become a free-agent following the conclusion of the 2015 season, and the Nationals have shown interest in locking him up on a long-term deal. The team reportedly offered Desmond a seven-year contract last season, but he balked at the terms. Desmond's agent and general manager Mike Rizzo were both at the winter meetings last month, but no progress was made on an extension.

Desmond is coming off a season in which he hit .255/.313/.430 over 593 at-bats. 

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
3/5/15NYM5:05 pm
3/6/15@ ATL1:05 pm
3/7/15STL1:05 pm
3/8/15@ NYY1:05 pm
3/9/15ATL1:05 pm
3/10/15@ MIA1:05 pm
3/11/15DET1:05 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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