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Ian Desmond

Ian Desmond

Age: 35Bats: RThrows: R

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Ian Desmond opts out of 2020 season

Ian Desmond has opted out of the 2020 MLB season.

Fantasy Impact

Desmond is one of a handful of players to have already opted out of the season, and he won't be the last. Desmond was likely to platoon in left field and at designated hitter this season, and his absence will only further cement Sam Hilliard's status as an everyday player.

Dan Harris13 weeks ago
Ian Desmond struggling this spring

Ian Desmond went hitless in three at bats as the Rockies tied the D'Backs 6-6 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact

Desmond is hitting just .118 so far this spring. The Rockies certainly have better options for their lineup but the veteran is making so much money that Colorado continues to play him more than they should.

Ian Desmond belts 19th homer in win over Giants

Ian Desmond went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer as the Rockies beat the Giants in 16 innings on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

Desmond's homer was a game-tying shot off Madison Bumgarner way back in the fourth inning. He was eventually pinch-hit for and didn't have to play all 16 innings. The 34-year-old now has 19 homers and a .778 OPS this season. He's no longer a dynamic fantasy asset since he also has just three steals.

Ian Desmond hits 17th homer in Wednesday's win

Ian Desmond hit a solo homer in the Rockies' 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

This game didn't include the usual offensive explosions we tend to see from Coors Field, but Desmond at least delivered for those streaming him this week. He is batting .257 with 17 homers this season and is worth starting whenever the Rockies play at home.

Ian Desmond homers in loss to Pirates

Ian Desmond went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored in the Rockies' 9-4 loss to the Pirates on Friday.

Fantasy Impact

Desmond now has 15 homers to go along with a .790 OPS this season. He is really only worth starting when the Rockies play at home these days.