Latest Update Desmond connects on 22nd homer Friday Sat Aug, 30, 07:47 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.
Desmond has now hit safely in each of his last five games and is batting .409 (9-for-22) with two home runs, four RBI, four runs scored and a stolen base in that span. Sure, the .253 overall average doesn't look too pretty, but with power like his, he's a must-start at the shortstop position.Analyst: Howard Bender
Desmond's batting average is down from his career average, but he is on pace for yet another 20/20 season. He will be one of the top fantasy shortstops again next season. Analyst: Steve Pimental
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