After starting the first 43 games, Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond finally received a breather Sunday at San Diego, replaced in the starting lineup by Danny Espinosa. Since homering in back-to-back games May 10-11, Desmond is in a 2-for-24 slump (.083) in his last seven games.
Desmond's batting average has declined from .300 to .268.
“Desmond is a very underrated 20/20 SS with the potential to continue to improve every season. One of the most impressive parts of Desmond is the fact he will do all of his intangible Fantasy numbers while hitting near .300. It does not get much better than that for SS's in Fantasy Baseball.”