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#20
Ian Desmond
AVG HR RBI
.322 13 49
Team: TexasHt / Wt: 6-3 / 215 NFBC ADP: 107.00
Position: LFBorn: 9/20/1985 Birthplace: Sarasota, Florida
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 3rd Round by Expos (2004)


Latest News
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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