Ian Desmond

Ian M. Desmond (twitter: @IanDesmond20)

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: September 20, 1985 in Sarasota, FL
High School: Sarasota HS (Sarasota, FL)
Drafted
by the Montreal Expos in the 3rd round of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed June 16, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 2009 (Age 23)
Team: Nationals 2009-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed, 2 yrs/$17.5M (14-15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.027, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Sports One Athlete Management [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2009 23 WSN NL 21 89 82 9 23 7 2 4 12 1 0 5 14 .280 .318 .561 .879 128 46 2 0 1 1 0 6/49
2010 24 WSN NL 154 574 525 59 141 27 4 10 65 17 5 28 109 .269 .308 .392 .700 89 206 9 5 9 7 3 *6/9
2011 25 WSN NL 154 639 584 65 148 27 5 8 49 25 10 35 139 .253 .298 .358 .656 80 209 9 4 11 5 2 *6
2012 26 WSN NL 130 547 513 72 150 33 2 25 73 21 6 30 113 .292 .335 .511 .845 125 262 17 3 0 1 1 *6 AS,MVP-16,SS
2013 27 WSN NL 158 655 600 77 168 38 3 20 80 21 6 43 145 .280 .331 .453 .784 115 272 16 5 2 5 3 *6 SS
2014 28 WSN NL 16 66 62 10 14 2 0 3 11 0 1 3 22 .226 .258 .403 .661 78 25 3 0 0 1 0 *6
6 Yrs 633 2570 2366 292 644 134 16 70 290 85 28 144 542 .272 .316 .431 .747 102 1020 56 17 23 20 9
162 Game Avg. 162 658 606 75 165 34 4 18 74 22 7 37 139 .272 .316 .431 .747 102 261 14 4 6 5 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2009 23 WSN NL 21 89 2 0 1 -6 1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .491 .499 0.7 -0.5 7 $400,000 6/49
2010 24 WSN NL 154 574 -7 2 0 -7 7 -5 -0.6 18 13 1.1 .496 .497 1.8 -0.1 20 $400,000 *6/9
2011 25 WSN NL 154 639 -13 3 2 -3 8 -4 -0.5 20 16 1.5 .497 .497 1.8 0.5 19 $441,500 *6
2012 26 WSN NL 130 547 17 -0 -2 -6 7 16 1.7 17 33 3.4 .513 .510 3.9 0.1 39 $512,500 *6 AS,MVP-16,SS
2013 27 WSN NL 158 655 9 1 0 -3 8 15 1.5 21 37 3.6 .511 .511 4.0 0.4 40 $3,800,000 *6 SS
2014 28 WSN NL 16 66 -3 -0 0 -3 1 -5 -0.6 2 -2 -0.3 .468 .497 0.0 -0.3 1 $6,500,000 *6
6 Seasons 633 2570 6 6 1 -28 31 16 1.3 81 96 9.3 .503 .503 12.2 0.1 124 $12,054,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2009 23 WSN NL 89 63 14 6.0 106 .292 .280 .265 .318 .338 .561 .420 .879 .758 128 .597 2.8 0.3 .852 .354 .280 1.6
2010 24 WSN NL 574 414 64 4.1 101 .317 .269 .261 .308 .331 .392 .411 .700 .741 89 .453 -9.1 -0.9 .631 .200 .124 12.6
2011 25 WSN NL 639 471 63 3.6 98 .317 .253 .259 .298 .326 .358 .403 .656 .730 80 .405 -17.1 -1.7 .578 .190 .104 12.1
2012 26 WSN NL 547 387 82 5.7 102 .332 .292 .262 .335 .328 .511 .416 .845 .743 125 .603 16.2 1.6 .803 .306 .218 22.8
2013 27 WSN NL 655 461 88 5.2 97 .336 .280 .259 .331 .324 .453 .402 .784 .727 115 .580 11.5 1.2 .738 .270 .173 20.5
2014 28 WSN NL 66 53 5 2.5 99 .289 .226 .259 .258 .324 .403 .411 .661 .735 78 .251 -2.2 -0.2 .519 .210 .177 .0
6 Yrs 2570 1849 316 4.6 100 .324 .272 .260 .316 .327 .431 .408 .747 .736 102 .512 2.1 0.2 .685 .244 .159 76.8
162 Game Avg. 658 473 81 4.6 100 .324 .272 .260 .316 .327 .431 .408 .747 .736 102 .512 1 0 .685 .244 .159 20

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 26 WSN NL NLDS STL L 5 19 19 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .368 .368 .421 .789 8 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 5 19 19 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .368 .368 .421 .789 8 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 WSN NL 26 DNP

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2009 23 WSN NL 89 4.5% 15.7% 5.6% 14.6% 57% 2.80 5.9 20.5 6.8 1.27 1.78 73% 13% 15.4% 13%
2010 24 WSN NL 574 1.7% 19.0% 4.9% 7.1% 29% 3.89 4.8 52.5 8.1 1.11 1.50 72% 17% 5.9% 13%
2011 25 WSN NL 639 1.3% 21.8% 5.5% 6.3% 27% 3.97 4.2 73.0 11.9 1.11 1.43 69% 16% 4.5% 15%
2012 26 WSN NL 547 4.6% 20.7% 5.5% 11.0% 40% 3.77 4.5 20.5 7.0 0.89 1.18 69% 19% 13.8% 14%
2013 27 WSN NL 655 3.1% 22.1% 6.6% 9.3% 36% 3.37 4.1 30.0 7.5 0.78 1.16 67% 26% 9.0% 13%
2014 28 WSN NL 66 4.6% 33.3% 4.6% 7.6% 36% 7.33 2.8 20.7 5.6 1.16 1.31 58% 17% 16.7% 5%
6 Yrs 2570 2.7% 21.1% 5.6% 8.6% 34% 3.76 4.4 33.8 8.2 0.97 1.33 69% 19% 8.8% 13%
MLB Averages 2.6% 19.0% 8.3% 7.6% 33% 2.29 4.7 34.8 8.2 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.6% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2009 23 WSN NL 2.8 0.3 91 -0.2 1.9 -2.1 1.25 0.3 -0.4 2.6 0.2 1.03 2.8 3.19 1
2010 24 WSN NL -9.1 -0.9 609 -1.2 9.3 -10.5 .99 0.0 -1.2 2.2 0.2 0.95 1.4 0.82 9
2011 25 WSN NL -17.1 -1.7 689 -1.0 11.1 -12.1 1.05 -0.7 -0.2 -11.9 -1.2 0.94 -7.8 1.86 4
2012 26 WSN NL 16.2 1.6 585 4.1 14.1 -10.0 1.09 2.6 1.1 20.6 2.0 0.96 25.1 0.26 2
2013 27 WSN NL 10.8 1.1 689 0.0 11.9 -11.9 1.02 1.2 -1.2 11.6 1.2 0.98 15.7 0
2014 28 WSN NL -2.2 -0.2 68 0.0 1.3 -1.3 1.10 -0.2 0.2 -0.9 -0.1 1.09 -2.2 0
6 Yrs 1.4 0.1 2731 1.8 49.5 -47.7 1.05 3.3 -1.6 24.2 2.4 0.96 35.1 1.16 16

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2009 23 WSN NL 0 0 21% 36 1 0 100% 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 43% 4 3 1 1 0 1 2 1 1
2010 24 WSN NL 8 0 30% 204 17 5 77% 17 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 9 2 3 2 2 13 50% 21 15 6 5 1 4 14 3 10
2011 25 WSN NL 10 0 32% 244 25 10 71% 21 9 3 1 1 0 4 3 6 0 3 3 0 16 54% 20 14 6 9 5 4 19 3 16
2012 26 WSN NL 5 0 30% 180 21 6 78% 18 5 3 1 0 0 4 3 6 2 1 2 1 13 40% 21 13 8 7 2 5 15 11 4
2013 27 WSN NL 3 0 29% 213 21 6 78% 18 6 3 0 0 0 3 3 7 2 1 3 1 20 53% 32 19 12 5 1 4 21 5 15
2014 28 WSN NL 0 0 50% 26 0 1 0% 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 50% 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs 26 0 30% 903 85 28 75% 74 24 10 4 1 0 12 9 30 6 8 10 6 66 50% 100 65 34 27 9 18 71 23 46

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2009 23 WSN NL 89 13% 23 4 1 1 0 0 0 3.19 4 0 2 4 0 2 2 0 1 1 100% 25 2 8% 14 8 57% 62 9 15% 3 2 67% 4 3 75% 0
2010 24 WSN NL 574 27% 141 23 6 9 1 0 2 0.82 10 0 12 7 3 8 2 0 12 9 75% 103 9 9% 55 24 44% 356 56 16% 30 19 63% 26 18 69% 0
2011 25 WSN NL 639 22% 148 23 4 4 1 0 0 1.86 8 0 13 5 3 7 1 0 16 11 69% 104 9 9% 61 26 43% 314 42 13% 38 21 55% 24 17 71% 0
2012 26 WSN NL 547 23% 150 15 2 2 1 0 0 0.26 25 0 12 18 7 16 9 0 3 0 0% 89 17 19% 43 14 33% 315 52 17% 23 11 48% 23 13 57% 0
2013 27 WSN NL 655 23% 168 19 5 0 0 0 0 20 1 16 16 4 10 10 0 5 2 40% 116 16 14% 56 18 32% 428 63 15% 33 16 48% 24 14 58% 0
2014 28 WSN NL 66 18% 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 20 3 15% 10 4 40% 48 9 19% 6 5 83% 3 2 67% 0
6 Yrs 2570 23% 644 88 18 16 3 0 2 1.16 70 2 58 52 18 45 25 0 37 23 62% 457 56 12% 239 94 39% 1523 231 15% 133 74 56% 104 67 64% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2009 23 WSN NL 91 320 3.52 208 65.0% 27.4% 14.9% 24.0% 33.7% 72.6% 0.0% 47.2% 79.5% 28.6% 4.4% 4 0 12.1% 11 3 8.8% 8 1 6 8 42.9% -2 0 0
2010 24 WSN NL 575 2013 3.50 1321 66.0% 25.5% 16.8% 25.0% 32.7% 74.5% 1.4% 49.1% 77.4% 31.8% 3.3% 19 3 11.7% 67 27 5.7% 33 19 24 85 22.0% -1 0 0
2011 25 WSN NL 641 2334 3.64 1525 65.6% 31.0% 14.1% 24.7% 30.2% 69.0% 1.0% 45.3% 79.6% 30.1% 3.4% 22 1 12.6% 81 30 7.0% 45 22 53 86 38.1% -2 0 0
2012 26 WSN NL 547 1845 3.37 1270 69.0% 20.9% 18.3% 29.2% 31.6% 79.1% 0.7% 54.5% 76.9% 46.8% 3.5% 19 3 9.3% 51 27 6.0% 33 17 27 86 23.9% 0 0 0
2013 27 WSN NL 656 2422 3.69 1586 65.8% 23.2% 20.2% 27.5% 29.1% 76.8% 1.4% 50.5% 73.7% 38.0% 2.9% 19 4 10.5% 69 40 4.4% 29 21 45 100 31.0% -1 0 0
2014 28 WSN NL 66 254 3.85 169 66.5% 18.3% 30.2% 27.2% 24.3% 81.7% 0.0% 54.3% 63.0% 39.4% 4.5% 3 0 10.6% 7 3 7.6% 5 5 5 17 22.7% 0 0 0
6 Yrs 2576 9188 3.57 6079 66.4% 25.2% 17.6% 26.5% 30.7% 74.8% 1.1% 49.7% 76.5% 36.2% 3.3% 86 11 11.1% 286 130 5.9% 153 85 160 382 29.5% -6 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.4% 27.9% 15.4% 27.0% 29.7% 72.1% 1.5% 45.7% 78.7% 26.5% 4.9% 14.3% 8.7% 24.4%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 23 21 89 82 9 23 7 2 4 12 1 0 5 14 .280 .318 .561 .879 128 46 2 0 1 1 0
2010 24 175 663 607 68 164 34 6 14 77 18 5 33 123 .270 .309 .415 .724 94 252 11 5 10 8 3
2011 25 329 1302 1191 133 312 61 11 22 126 43 15 68 262 .262 .304 .387 .691 87 461 20 9 21 13 5
2012 26 459 1849 1704 205 462 94 13 47 199 64 21 98 375 .271 .313 .424 .737 99 723 37 12 21 14 6
2013 27 617 2504 2304 282 630 132 16 67 279 85 27 141 520 .273 .318 .432 .749 103 995 53 17 23 19 9
2014 28 633 2570 2366 292 644 134 16 70 290 85 28 144 542 .272 .316 .431 .747 102 1020 56 17 23 20 9

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2009 23 21 89 82 9 23 7 2 4 12 1 5 14 .280 .318 .561 .879 15 21
2010 24 154 578 528 61 144 28 4 10 67 17 29 109 .273 .313 .398 .711 65 154
2011 25 154 646 590 69 154 28 5 8 52 26 36 139 .261 .306 .366 .672 66 154
2012 26 130 551 516 75 153 34 2 26 76 21 31 113 .297 .339 .521 .861 90 130
2013 27 158 668 610 85 178 40 3 21 88 22 46 145 .292 .344 .470 .814 98 158
2014 28 16 67 63 11 15 2 0 3 12 0 3 22 .238 .269 .413 .681 7 16
6 Yrs 633 2599 2389 310 667 139 16 72 307 87 150 542 .279 .324 .441 .765 341 633
162 Game Avg. 162 665 611 79 171 36 4 18 79 22 38 139 .279 .324 .441 .765 87 633



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2012 NL (16, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Silver Sluggers
2012 NL (SS)
2013 NL (SS)
All multiple winners

Games Played s c a p y
2013 NL  158 (9th)
2014 NL  16 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2013 NL  272 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
2013 NL  38 (7th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2014 NL  11 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2013 NL  145 (7th)
2014 NL  22 (3rd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2013 NL  61 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2011 NL  11 (7th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2010 NL  7 (10th)
2014 NL  1 (8th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2012 NL  17 (9th)
2014 NL  3 (5th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2011 NL  10 (4th)

SB % s c a p y
Career  75.22 (161st)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2012 NL  22.8 (6th)
2013 NL  20.5 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2011 NL  471 (5th)
2014 NL  53 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2012 NL  4.1 (7th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 8 (1584), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1440), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1965), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (184th), 9.3 career WAR/9.3 7yr-peak WAR/9.3 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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