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Ian Desmond went 1-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBI in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Marlins. 

Desmond continued to have his best season at the plate in the month of July, slashing .306/.359/.482, which is the only month in which he has finished with an batting average north of .300 up to this point. Now sitting on a .250 average with 17 home runs, 64 RBI and 10 stolen bases, Desmond remains one of the best shortstop in all of fantasy, despite owning a miserable 31.3 percent strikeout rate. ANALYST: Matthew Beck