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Ian Desmond
.285 22 86
Team: ColoradoHt / Wt: 6-3 / 215 NFBC ADP: 53.06
Position: CFBorn: 9/20/1985 Birthplace: Sarasota, Florida
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 3rd Round by Expos (2004)

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Dec. 7 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET12:11 ET17:11 GMT1:11 10:11 AM MST12:11 PM EST12:41 PM VEN21:11 UAE11:11 AM CT-Desmond and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $70 million, five-year contract.
Analysis: The All-Star free agent outfielder hit .285 with 22 homers and 86 RBIs this year in his lone season with Texas. Playing in the thin air at Coors Field and a return to the NL could lead to a big season for Desmond.
Nov. 14 2:48 PM PT3:48 PM MT4:48 PM CT5:48 PM ET17:48 ET22:48 GMT6:48 3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST6:18 PM VEN2:48 UAE (+1)4:48 PM CT-Desmond has rejected the Rangers' $17.2 million qualifying offer and will test free agency for a second straight year.
Analysis: Desmond also turned down a qualifying offer from Washington last offseason, but received a cold market and settled for a one-year, $8 million deal with Texas in March. The 31-year-old should be in line for a nice payday this time around after hitting .285 with 22 homers and 86 RBIs for the AL West champion Rangers in 2016.
Nov. 3 3:42 PM PT4:42 PM MT5:42 PM CT6:42 PM ET18:42 ET22:42 GMT6:42 3:42 PM MST5:42 PM EST6:12 PM VEN2:42 UAE (+1)4:42 PM CT-The Rangers will extend a $17.2 million qualifying offer to Desmond.
Analysis: Desmond got an $8 million, one-year deal from Texas at the end of February and converted to the outfield during spring training. He had turned down a qualifying offer from Washington after spending seven seasons as a shortstop with the Nationals, including the 2012 season when he was an All-Star. If Desmond signs with another club before the amateur draft next June, the Rangers would receive a draft pick as compensation at the end of the first round.
Oct. 7 5:17 PM PT6:17 PM MT7:17 PM CT8:17 PM ET20:17 ET0:17 GMT8:17 5:17 PM MST7:17 PM EST7:47 PM VEN4:17 UAE (+1)7:17 PM CT-Desmond went 3 for 5 with two RBIs in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays in Game 2 of the ALDS.
Analysis: It was certainly a good sign for the Rangers after Desmond had gone 7 for 35 with two RBIs in his previous nine games, including 0 for 4 in Game 1 of this series. However, he's 5 for 26 all-time in Toronto.
Aug. 30 7:23 AM PT8:23 AM MT9:23 AM CT10:23 AM ET10:23 ET14:23 GMT22:23 7:23 AM MST9:23 AM EST9:53 AM VEN18:23 UAE9:23 AM CT-Desmond doubled, drove in a run and scored Monday.
Analysis: He's 5 for 12 with two RBIs over his last three games.
Aug. 25 11:14 AM PT12:14 PM MT1:14 PM CT2:14 PM ET14:14 ET18:14 GMT2:14 11:14 AM MST1:14 PM EST1:44 PM VEN22:14 UAE1:14 PM CT-Desmond ended a 23-game stretch without a home run by hitting a solo shot in Wednesday's win at Cincinnati. The outfielder also stole a base while scoring twice.
Analysis: Desmond isn't having a particularly good August, though he's picked it up some by batting .291 with nine RBIs and eight runs scored over his past 13 games.
Aug. 18 10:16 AM PT11:16 AM MT12:16 PM CT1:16 PM ET13:16 ET17:16 GMT1:16 10:16 AM MST12:16 PM EST12:46 PM VEN21:16 UAE12:16 PM CT-Desmond had two hits and three RBIs as the AL-best Rangers beat the A's 6-2 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Desmond has hit safely in eight of nine games, totaling seven RBIs in that stretch.
Aug. 3 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET22:26 ET2:26 GMT10:26 7:26 PM MST9:26 PM EST9:56 PM VEN6:26 UAE (+1)9:26 PM CT-Desmond continued to cool Wednesday, going 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in a 3-2 loss at Baltimore.
Analysis: Desmond is 3 for 25 with 10 strikeouts in his last seven games to drop his average to .298.
July 28 10:16 AM PT11:16 AM MT12:16 PM CT1:16 PM ET13:16 ET17:16 GMT1:16 10:16 AM MST12:16 PM EST12:46 PM VEN21:16 UAE12:16 PM CT-Desmond hit his 20th homer - a two-run shot - and ended 2 for 4 with two runs scored Wednesday against Oakland.
Analysis: The homer was the fifth in 10 games for the resurgent outfielder, who's re-emerged as a consistent all-around fantasy performer during his debut season in Texas. Desmond currently owns a .308 average, 62 RBIs and 16 steals in 101 games.
July 21 9:42 AM PT10:42 AM MT11:42 AM CT12:42 PM ET12:42 ET16:42 GMT0:42 9:42 AM MST11:42 AM EST12:12 PM VEN20:42 UAE11:42 AM CT-For the second day in a row, Desmond had a solo homer among his three hits, but the Rangers lost to the Angels 7-4 on Wednesday.
Analysis: The Rangers begin a series with the Royals on Friday, and Desmond is batting .352 with four homers, nine doubles and 15 RBIs in 19 games against AL Central teams this season.
July 20 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET12:00 ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST11:30 AM VEN20:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-Desmond had a solo homer among his three hits in Tuesday's 8-6 loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Desmond, who was just 2 for 19 in his previous five games, is 3 for 9 lifetime against Hector Santiago, Wednesday's scheduled starter for the Angels.
July 18 10:49 AM PT11:49 AM MT12:49 PM CT1:49 PM ET13:49 ET17:49 GMT1:49 10:49 AM MST12:49 PM EST1:19 PM VEN21:49 UAE12:49 PM CT-Desmond hit his 16th home run of the season in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Cubs.
Analysis: That was his only hit in 11 at-bats in the Rangers' first series following the All-Star break. Desmond had gone 11 straight games without homering.
July 10 9:57 AM PT10:57 AM MT11:57 AM CT12:57 PM ET12:57 ET16:57 GMT0:57 9:57 AM MST11:57 AM EST12:27 PM VEN20:57 UAE11:57 AM CT-Desmond continued his outstanding season Saturday when he went 3 for 5 with a double in an 8-6 loss to Minnesota.
Analysis: Desmond, a surprising All-Star, is batting .322 with 15 home runs and 55 RBIs on the season.
July 5 5:21 PM PT6:21 PM MT7:21 PM CT8:21 PM ET20:21 ET0:21 GMT8:21 5:21 PM MST7:21 PM EST7:51 PM VEN4:21 UAE (+1)7:21 PM CT-Desmond became an All-Star for the second time Tuesday.
Analysis: Desmond, who didn't sign with the Rangers until March 1 and moved to the outfield after earning three Silver Slugger Awards as a shortstop with the Nationals, is batting .321 with 15 homers and 52 RBIs in 83 games.
July 4 4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET19:30 ET23:30 GMT7:30 4:30 PM MST6:30 PM EST7:00 PM VEN3:30 UAE (+1)6:30 PM CT-Desmond went 3 for 5 on Monday.
Analysis: It's been all-or-nothing from Desmond of late. In his last seven games, he's had three three-hit performances while failing to get a hit in the other four.
July 1 8:30 PM PT9:30 PM MT10:30 PM CT11:30 PM ET23:30 ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST11:00 PM VEN7:30 UAE (+1)10:30 PM CT-Desmond homered in the 10th to cap a three-hit night Friday.
Analysis: He's batting .400 with six home runs and 10 RBIs over a 17-game stretch.
June 28 8:23 AM PT9:23 AM MT10:23 AM CT11:23 AM ET11:23 ET15:23 GMT23:23 8:23 AM MST10:23 AM EST10:53 AM VEN19:23 UAE10:23 AM CT-Desmond's hitting streak reached 10 games Tuesday as he went 3 for 5 and scored twice.
Analysis: Desmond has been on a roll, batting .434 with five homers and nine RBIs over his last 14 games.
June 26 9:07 AM PT10:07 AM MT11:07 AM CT12:07 PM ET12:07 ET16:07 GMT0:07 9:07 AM MST11:07 AM EST11:37 AM VEN20:07 UAE11:07 AM CT-There doesn't seem to be any stopping Desmond. He went 2 for 5 with a home run - upping his batting average to .322 - in Saturday's 10-3 win over the Red Sox.
Analysis: Desmond is hitting .439 with four home runs and seven RBIs over his last 11 games. Congratulations if you were one of the owners who took a chance on Desmond earlier in the season.
June 25 7:14 AM PT8:14 AM MT9:14 AM CT10:14 AM ET10:14 ET14:14 GMT22:14 7:14 AM MST9:14 AM EST9:44 AM VEN18:14 UAE9:14 AM CT-Desmond continues to be one of the season's biggest surprises. He went 3 for 5 with an RBI in Friday's 8-7 loss to the Red Sox.
Analysis: Desmond is batting .321 on the season and .444 with three homers, three doubles and six RBIs over his last 10 games.
June 21 7:18 AM PT8:18 AM MT9:18 AM CT10:18 AM ET10:18 ET14:18 GMT22:18 7:18 AM MST9:18 AM EST9:48 AM VEN18:18 UAE9:18 AM CT-Desmond homered and singled in Monday's win over the Orioles.
Analysis: Desmond's 30 multhit games rank second in the majors, and he's batting .393 with seven runs scored during Texas' seven-game win streak.
June 18 5:35 PM PT6:35 PM MT7:35 PM CT8:35 PM ET20:35 ET0:35 GMT8:35 5:35 PM MST7:35 PM EST8:05 PM VEN4:35 UAE (+1)7:35 PM CT-Desmond had a sacrifice fly to cap a two-run ninth-inning rally and the Rangers overcame a late three-run deficit to beat the Cardinals 4-3 on Saturday.
Analysis: Desmond also doubled, and is batting .421 in his last five games. On Sunday, he'll go up against the Cardinals' Mike Leake, against whom he is batting .348 with two doubles in 23 at-bats.
June 16 10:57 AM PT11:57 AM MT12:57 PM CT1:57 PM ET13:57 ET17:57 GMT1:57 10:57 AM MST12:57 PM EST1:27 PM VEN21:57 UAE12:57 PM CT-There doesn't seem to be any way to slow Desmond right now. He went 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI in Wednesday's 7-5 win at Oakland.
Analysis: Desmond has been one of the majors' best hitters since May 6, batting .365 with 31 RBIs in 37 games.
June 15 8:35 AM PT9:35 AM MT10:35 AM CT11:35 AM ET11:35 ET15:35 GMT23:35 8:35 AM MST10:35 AM EST11:05 AM VEN19:35 UAE10:35 AM CT-Desmond continued his outstanding surge over the past month by going 3 for 5 with a double in Tuesday's 10-6 win at Oakland.
Analysis: Desmond has been a valuable pick-up for fantasy owners. He's batting .351 with seven home runs and 36 RBIs over his last 45 games.
June 11 12:40 PM PT1:40 PM MT2:40 PM CT3:40 PM ET15:40 ET19:40 GMT3:40 12:40 PM MST2:40 PM EST3:10 PM VEN23:40 UAE2:40 PM CT-Desmond had a solo homer and an RBI double in Friday's loss to the Mariners.
Analysis: Desmond got off to a very slow start this season but has been among the hottest hitters in baseball over the past month, batting .370 with 27 RBIs in his last 29 games.
June 7 8:34 PM PT9:34 PM MT10:34 PM CT11:34 PM ET23:34 ET3:34 GMT11:34 8:34 PM MST10:34 PM EST11:04 PM VEN7:34 UAE (+1)10:34 PM CT-Desmond hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Texas Rangers extended their dominance of Houston, beating the Astros 4-3 on Tuesday night for a season-high fifth straight win.
Analysis: Desmond is batting .379 with five homers and 24 RBIs in his last 26 contests.
June 5 10:14 AM PT11:14 AM MT12:14 PM CT1:14 PM ET13:14 ET17:14 GMT1:14 10:14 AM MST12:14 PM EST12:44 PM VEN21:14 UAE12:14 PM CT-Desmond went 3 for 5 and drove in a run in a 10-4 win over Seattle on Saturday.
Analysis: It was Desmond's 22nd multihit performance, all since April 15 when he was batting .109 in 12 games. He raised his average to .310 with Saturday's effort and has batted .456 in his last 15 home games.
June 4 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET21:12 ET1:12 GMT9:12 6:12 PM MST8:12 PM EST8:42 PM VEN5:12 UAE (+1)8:12 PM CT-Desmond finished 4 for 5 with two runs scored in Friday's win over Seattle.
Analysis: Desmond has been on fire for the past month, as he's hitting .376 with four homers, 21 RBIs and 19 runs scored in 25 games since May 6. The surge has raised his average from .225 to .303.
May 25 1:23 PM PT2:23 PM MT3:23 PM CT4:23 PM ET16:23 ET20:23 GMT4:23 1:23 PM MST3:23 PM EST3:53 PM VEN0:23 UAE (+1)3:23 PM CT-Desmond had three hits Tuesday.
Analysis: Desmond is at .375 in his last 17 games.
May 24 1:09 PM PT2:09 PM MT3:09 PM CT4:09 PM ET16:09 ET20:09 GMT4:09 1:09 PM MST3:09 PM EST3:39 PM VEN0:09 UAE (+1)3:09 PM CT-Desmond had two hits yet again in a 2-0 defeat to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday.
Analysis: Desmond has two hits in nine of his last 13 games and is batting .351 with 13 RBIs in that stretch.
May 23 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET17:19 ET21:19 GMT5:19 2:19 PM MST4:19 PM EST4:49 PM VEN1:19 UAE (+1)4:19 PM CT-Desmond had another two hits and drove in a run in a 9-2 win over Houston on Sunday.
Analysis: Desmond has two hits in eight of his last 12 games and is batting .340 in that stretch. He also has three homers and 13 RBIs.
May 16 2:52 PM PT3:52 PM MT4:52 PM CT5:52 PM ET17:52 ET21:52 GMT5:52 2:52 PM MST4:52 PM EST5:22 PM VEN1:52 UAE (+1)4:52 PM CT-Desmond hit a three-run homer and an RBI double in a 7-6 win over Toronto on Sunday.
Analysis: Desmond is batting .368 with a 1.115 OPS and 11 RBIs in his last nine games. He has two hits in five of his past six contests.
May 15 12:50 PM PT1:50 PM MT2:50 PM CT3:50 PM ET15:50 ET19:50 GMT3:50 12:50 PM MST2:50 PM EST3:20 PM VEN23:50 UAE2:50 PM CT-Desmond had another two hits in a win over Toronto on Saturday.
Analysis: Desmond has two hits in four of his last five games and is batting .342 in his past nine.
May 11 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET12:27 ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST11:57 AM VEN20:27 UAE11:27 AM CT-Desmond hit a two-run triple and a solo homer in a 13-11 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Desmond is batting .360 (9 for 25) with seven extra-base hits and five RBIs in his last six games.
May 2 8:22 AM PT9:22 AM MT10:22 AM CT11:22 AM ET11:22 ET15:22 GMT23:22 8:22 AM MST10:22 AM EST10:52 AM VEN19:22 UAE10:22 AM CT-Desmond stayed hot by going 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Angels.
Analysis: The former shortstop is batting .412 with three home runs, nine RBIs and 12 runs scored over a 10-game stretch that's raised his average from .132 to .241.
Apr. 27 9:19 AM PT10:19 AM MT11:19 AM CT12:19 PM ET12:19 ET16:19 GMT0:19 9:19 AM MST11:19 AM EST11:49 AM VEN20:19 UAE11:19 AM CT-Desmond was 2 for 3 with a homer, two RBIs and three runs scored in Tuesday's rout of the Yankees.
Analysis: Desmond has homered three times in six games after hitting over his first 14. He's also 8 for 18 with eight runs scored and six RBIs over that span and now appears to be comfortable with his new team.
Apr. 25 10:56 AM PT11:56 AM MT12:56 PM CT1:56 PM ET13:56 ET17:56 GMT1:56 10:56 AM MST12:56 PM EST1:26 PM VEN21:56 UAE12:56 PM CT-Desmond finished 3 for 4 in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: The converted shortstop has bounced back from a slow start by going 6 for 12 with two homers over his last four games. Desmond hit just .132 with two RBIs over his first 14.
Apr. 24 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Desmond homered for the second time in three games on Saturday.
Analysis: He went 1 for 2 with three walks and three runs scored.
Feb. 28 8:58 AM PT9:58 AM MT10:58 AM CT11:58 AM ET11:58 ET16:58 GMT0:58 9:58 AM MST11:58 AM EST12:28 PM VEN20:58 UAE10:58 AM CT-Desmond is in camp with the Texas Rangers after signing his $8 million, one-year contract. The Rangers announced the deal Monday morning, and Desmond was set to take part in workouts.
Analysis: Desmond has played shortstop throughout his seven seasons with the Washington Nationals. He will be playing left field for the AL West champion Rangers, with Josh Hamilton set to start the season on the disabled list. The 30-year-old Desmond was an All-Star shortstop in 2012 but has started only one of his 927 career games in the outfield.

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