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Ian Desmond | Outfielder | #20

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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According to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post, neither Ian Desmond nor the Nationals have ruled out a potential reunion this offseason.
The Nationals are in the market for a right-handed power bat, preferably that could play center field, and Desmond certainly fits the bill as one of the top hitters on the market. After seven seasons with the Nats, Desmond left to sign a one-year deal with the Rangers last winter, rebuilding his value with a tremendous .285/.335/.446 slash line with 22 homers, 86 RBI and 21 stolen bases. Oct 21 - 9:52 PM

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Ian Desmond went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays.

The Rangers had over twice as many hits in Game 2 as the Blue Jays -- 13 to six -- but weren't able to get the big base knocks in key spots. Desmond notched three hits but committed a baserunning blunder when he hesitated in going home on a grounder in the seventh, costing the Rangers a run. The Rangers are headed to Toronto in a 0-2 series hole.
Oct 7 - 4:49 PM

Ian Desmond is out of the Rangers' lineup Tuesday against the Astros.

Desmond has started 39 straight games, so it's not the worst idea to give him a breather. Carlos Gomez will make the start in center field Tuesday while Nomar Mazara plays left field and Carlos Beltran plays right. Adrian Beltre is set to serve as the DH while Jurickson Profar will play third.
Sep 13 - 3:30 PM

Ian Desmond went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

Desmond cracked a fifth-inning solo homer off Taijuan Walker. That shot drew the Rangers to within 4-3, but they wouldn't score again, eventually falling by a 6-3 final. For the season, Desmond is slashing .291/.341/.472 with 22 homers and 82 RBI over 557 at-bats.
Sep 9 - 1:38 AM

Ian Desmond drilled a solo homer, scored twice and swiped a base as the Rangers beat the Reds on Wednesday.

The home run immediately followed a Yu Darvish solo blast. Desmond has been a fantasy gold mine this year, batting .290 with 21 homers, 87 runs scored, 75 RBI and 19 stolen bases. It has been an amazing comeback campaign for the former Nationals star.
Aug 24 - 10:43 PM

Ian Desmond homered and doubled in four at-bats on Wednesday night.

His two-run bomb in the fifth inning was his 20th home run of the season. He is having an excellent bounce-back season with a .308/.359/.527 batting line. He has added 71 runs, 60 RBI and 16 stolen bases as well. He has already matched or exceeded his production totals from last year and still has two months to go.
Jul 27 - 11:40 PM

Ian Desmond went 3-for-5 and scored twice in a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

Desmond's resurgent season continues. He is now batting .322/.375/.523 with 15 home runs, 65 runs, 55 RBI and 15 stolen bases. That is the sort of five-category production that wins fantasy championships.
Jul 10 - 1:43 AM

Ian Desmond clobbered a game-winning home run in the 10th inning on Friday, propelling the Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Twins in Minnesota.

The gargantuan shot off of Fernando Abad was his 15th long ball of the season. Desmond also singled and doubled in the contest, finishing the night 3-for-5. He has been one of the best hitters in the American League this season, slashing .323/.376/.535 with 15 homers, 52 RBI and 14 stolen bases.
Jul 1 - 11:56 PM

Ian Desmond connected for his 13th homer on Saturday as his resurgent season rolls on.

Desmond added a single to finish 2-for-5 on the night. Now sporting a .322/.371/.527 slash line with 53 runs, 49 RBI and 13 stolen bases, Desmond is on pace to set career highs in every category across the board. Following last year's terrible results, he is perhaps the biggest draft day steal of the season thus far.
Jun 26 - 1:15 AM

Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 and hit his 11th homer to lead the Rangers to a 4-3 win over the Orioles on Monday.

The Rangers won despite being outhit 15-9 (and outwalked 2-1). In fact, the Orioles were the first team this year to collect 15 hits and score as few as three runs. Desmond's homer was the Rangers' lone hit to go for extra bases. His .312 average qualifies as one of the biggest surprises of the 2016 season.
Jun 21 - 12:07 AM

Ian Desmond blasted a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning on Tuesday, powering the Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Astros.

The two clubs had been locked in a pitcher's duel between Cole Hamels and Dallas Keuchel until Desmond's game-changing blast in the eighth. Desmond finished the night 2-for-4. He has been a tremendous addition to the Rangers offense this season, slashing .310/.354/.489 with eight homers and 37 RBI.
Jun 7 - 11:06 PM

Ian Desmond went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base Friday against the Mariners.

Desmond had three singles and a double. The 30-year-old started the season ice-cold, but he has produced a surprising .303/.351/.483 batting line through 53 games. After a strikeout rate approaching 30 percent from 2014-2015, he's currently closer to around 20 percent, which is what we saw from 2012-2013. That’s a very good thing for fantasy owners.
Jun 3 - 11:48 PM

Ian Desmond doubled and ripped a two-run homer in Monday's victory over the Indians.

Desmond's two-run shot two batters into the game proved to be a hint at what was to come for the Rangers' offense, as they pounded out nine runs over the first four innings. The shortstop-turned-left-fielder-turned-center-fielder has been a beast in May, sporting a .345/.371/.527 batting line with three home runs, 18 RBI and six stolen bases.
May 30 - 9:07 PM

Ian Desmond went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored against the Angels on Tuesday.

The dual threat now has nine steals and six home runs on the season. And after hitting .229/.312/.373 in April, Desmond is batting .340 with 12 multi-hit games this month. The strong stretch has his overall line up to a healthy .287/.342/.466 with 26 RBI and 33 runs scored, good for eighth-best in the American League.
May 24 - 11:48 PM

Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 and drove home four runs on Sunday, leading the Rangers to a 7-6 victory over the Blue Jays in a wild game that included two bench-clearing altercations and countless ejections.

Desmond delivered an RBI double in the third inning to open the scoring for the Rangers. He then provided the game's biggest blow, tagging Jesse Chavez with a three-run homer in the seventh that gave the Rangers the lead. He's now hitting .264/.333/.457 with five homers and 23 RBI on the season.
May 15 - 7:40 PM

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C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
3Brett Nicholas
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Joey Gallo
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Nomar Mazara
2Carlos Gomez
CF1Ian Desmond
2Delino DeShields
3Jared Hoying
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Carlos Beltran
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
R1Sam Dyson
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Matt Bush
4Jake Diekman
5Keone Kela
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Shawn Tolleson
10Dario Alvarez
11Lucas Harrell
12Nick Martinez
13Yohander Mendez
14Jose Leclerc