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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||590.00||25.00||.259||86.00||74.00||22.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Miami||36||5||1|| .139|| .333|| .139|
|vs Hamels (Career)||53||11||1|| .396||.214||.208|
|vs LHP||102||26||4|| .290|| .441|| .255|
|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, RF SF
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, DH TOR
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
|12/26/2014||Anibal Sanchez, SP DET||Ian Desmond, SS WAS|
|Last 10 Games|
Ian Desmond drives in four in Nationals' win
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(8/19/15) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond went 3 for 6 with a double, a run and four RBI in Tuesday's win over Colorado.
Desmond is 7 for 17 over his last four games. His RBI total was a season high.
Desmond has 13 RBI in the month of August and matched his RBI total for the last eight games.
Nationals SS Ian Desmond homers twice in Monday's win
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(8/11/15) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond went 3 for 4 at the plate with three RBI to help lead the Nationals to a 8-3 win over the Dodgers on Monday.
Desmond hit his 13th home run of the season in the second inning when he smacked a two-run home run off Brett Anderson. He added his 14th home run with a solo shot off J.P. Howell in the eighth.
Prior to his three-hit game Monday, Desmond was hitting .267 with one home run and five RBI in his last eight 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.
|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.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/28/15||MIA||7:05 pm||Adam Conley|
|8/29/15||MIA||7:05 pm||Tom Koehler|
|8/30/15||MIA||1:35 pm||Brad Hand|
|8/31/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||John Lackey|
|9/1/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||Carlos Martinez|
|9/2/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||Michael Wacha|
|9/3/15||ATL||7:05 pm||Matt Wisler|