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Ian Desmond
.298 7 30
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)

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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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