Latest Update Ian Desmond is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Sunday. Sun Sep, 21, 10:36 AM
Possesses superb size for the shortstop spot and is a good athlete with a strong arm and excellent, raw power. Rangy and fast, he possesses all-around ability.
Flaws: : Needs more work on his discipline (both as a hitter and as a base-runner), since he strikes out way too much and doesn't draw nearly enough walks at the plate.
The Nationals have clinched their division and will now continue to rest their regulars often throughout the next week. Make sure you check the lineups each day if you are able to make daily adjustments. If your league has just weekly moves, you should expect Desmond to continue missing time. Danny Espinosa will play shortstop Sunday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Desmond launched a hanging curve into the seats to give him 23 dingers on the season. He was able to power the Nationals to the NL East crown and continues to be a valuable asset to fantasy owners down the stretch.Analyst: David Kerr
Desmond is having another great season, as he is one of just four players with 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases so far.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Desmond went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI, two runs scored and a walk during the Nationals win over the Mets on Saturday. While he already had 22 home runs on the year, he swiped two bases in his one to give him 21 on the season. The Nats shortstop is sitting in some pretty darn good company right now, though we would love to see something better than a .250 average in the future.Analyst: Howard Bender