Latest Update Ian Desmond went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, a walk and two runs scored in the Nationals win over the Giants on Sunday. Sun Aug, 24, 06:01 PM
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.
He continues to prove that he's one of the best home run hitting shortstops in the majors. This was his 21st home run of the season and has now hit 20 or more home runs in three straight seasons.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Just a routine day off for Desmond who has started every game since the All Star break. In the second half, he's batting .267 but has just four home runs and 20 RBI. Danny Espinosa will play shortstop Thursday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Desmond has now hit safely in eight of his last nine games, with Tuesday's performance being the third time he logged two or more hits in that stretch. Now sitting on a .251 average with 20 home runs and 77 RBI, Desmond remains one of the best options to deploy at shortstop, whether or not he keeps up his recent hitting streak. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Though his average hasn't been up to par, Desmond has been very solid this season in the counting categories. With just seven more steals, Desmond would finish 20/20 for the third consecutive season.Analyst: David Kerr