Ian Desmond

Ian Desmond

1B,LF - COL
Height: 6' 3"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 33Bats: RThrows: RCountry: USA

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
N/A
Draft Rank (ECR) H #100
Best / Worst #79 / #165
ADP #151

Ownership

 
Yahoo
59%
 
ESPN
83%

Eligibility

Yahoo 1B,LF
ESPN 1B,LF
CBS 1B
Expert Note
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No player has a greater gap in actual and fantasy value than Desmond. He went 20/20 for the fifth time in his career, joining just 10 players to hit both benchmarks. He was also the worst position player in baseball, recording -0.7 fWAR with a .315 wOBA and mediocre defense at first base. He couldn't even cash in at Coors Field, where he hit a robust .239/.319/.404. The Rockies should bench him, but they probably won't admit to a sunk cost. Instead, they plan on starting him at center field, which means drafters can at least count on homers and steals (and multi-position eligibility) while hoping the Colorado altitude augments his batting average. It's nevertheless impossible to get too excited about a mediocre performer who notched an MLB-high 62.0% ground-ball rate.

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Ian Desmond gets on base twice

Ian Desmond went 1-for-3 with one walk and one run scored on Monday against the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact

Desmond hasn't played up to his potential as of late, but he brought in 5 RBI and walked 5 times while only hitting .200 over the past week.

Cody Wagner21 weeks ago
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Examining Low BABIPs from 2018 (2019 Fantasy Baseball) photo
A few days ago, I wrote a piece about the players who sported a high BABIP from 2018, and whether those were sustainable. We ...
by Carmen Maiorano in Fantasy7 days ago
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Projections
(2019 Season)
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ABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
49070125195187042130185.254.314.427.741
Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGAMESABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2016TEX15662510717829322864416021.285.335.446.781
2017COL953394793111740248715.274.326.375.701
2018COL1605558213021822885314620.234.306.420.726
History
Game Log
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GameOPPScoreABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAVGOBPOPS
Mon, Oct 1@ LADL, 2-52000000120.000.500.000
Sun, Sep 30vs. WSHW, 0-124000000020.000.000.000
Sat, Sep 29vs. WSHL, 12-22010000100.500.6671.000
Fri, Sep 28vs. WSHW, 2-53110012000.333.3331.000
Game Schedule
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GameOpp. Pitcher
DateOppTimePitcherThrowsVBRMatchup