FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

Ian Desmond went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during the Nationals' 3-2 loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

Desmond is 10 for his last 35 (.286) with three homers, five runs and five RBI. Even with the mini hot streak, however, Desmond is still hitting a decrepit .237/.295/.421--albeit with nine homers. Also, he's only stolen three bags in five attempts (60% success). ANALYST: Spencer Silva