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Ian Desmond

Ian M. Desmond (Desi) (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 23.355)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
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 103 432 400 41 100 18 2 17 64 10 3 26 125 .250 .303 .433 .736 102 173 12 5 0 1 0 *6
6 Yrs 720 2936 2704 323 730 150 18 84 343 95 30 167 645 .270 .315 .432 .747 103 1168 65 22 23 20 9
162 Game Avg. 162 661 608 73 164 34 4 19 77 21 7 38 145 .270 .315 .432 .747 103 263 15 5 5 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 103 432 0 1 -0 -2 5 5 0.4 14 19 1.8 .506 .503 2.1 0.2 21 $6,500,000 *6
6 Seasons 720 2936 8 7 1 -27 35 25 2.3 93 118 11.4 .504 .503 14.2 0.6 145 $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 432 316 50 4.3 97 .320 .250 .258 .303 .323 .433 .401 .736 .724 102 .499 -0.5 -0.1 .670 .265 .183 12.6
6 Yrs 2936 2112 361 4.6 99 .324 .270 .260 .315 .327 .432 .407 .747 .734 103 .515 3.8 0.4 .687 .248 .162 89.2
162 Game Avg. 661 475 81 4.6 99 .324 .270 .260 .315 .327 .432 .407 .747 .734 103 .515 1 0 .687 .248 .162 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 432 3.9% 28.9% 6.0% 8.6% 37% 4.81 3.2 23.5 6.3 0.92 1.37 60% 25% 13.6% 13%
6 Yrs 2936 2.9% 22.0% 5.7% 8.6% 35% 3.86 4.2 32.2 7.9 0.96 1.33 68% 20% 9.3% 13%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.1% 8.2% 7.6% 33% 2.32 4.7 35.2 8.3 0.82 1.09 68% 20% 7.5% 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 11.5 1.2 689 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 -0.5 -0.1 451 1.3 9.3 -8.0 1.06 0.4 0.8 13.1 1.3 1.02 2.7 0
6 Yrs 3.8 0.4 3114 3.0 57.4 -54.4 1.05 3.8 -0.9 38.2 3.8 0.97 40.0 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 2 0 21% 128 10 3 77% 9 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 11 44% 18 9 9 2 2 0 7 4 3
6 Yrs 28 0 29% 1005 95 30 76% 83 25 11 4 1 1 12 9 32 7 8 10 7 76 49% 116 73 42 29 11 18 78 27 49

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 432 26% 100 16 1 0 0 0 0 17 1 9 13 4 9 8 0 0 0 96 12 13% 30 7 23% 314 48 15% 26 14 54% 14 9 64% 0
6 Yrs 2936 24% 730 100 19 16 3 0 2 1.16 84 2 64 63 21 52 32 0 37 23 62% 533 65 12% 259 97 37% 1789 270 15% 153 83 54% 115 74 64% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 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 432 1663 3.85 1096 65.9% 23.4% 23.4% 28.0% 25.2% 76.6% 0.0% 50.5% 69.5% 36.3% 3.5% 15 0 10.4% 45 23 6.7% 29 16 32 93 25.6% 0 0 0
6 Yrs 2942 10597 3.60 7006 66.3% 25.1% 18.2% 26.7% 30.0% 74.9% 0.9% 49.7% 75.7% 36.2% 3.3% 98 11 11.0% 324 150 6.0% 177 96 187 458 29.0% -6 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.5% 27.9% 15.4% 27.0% 29.7% 72.1% 1.5% 45.8% 78.6% 26.6% 4.8% 14.2% 8.6% 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 28 720 2936 2704 323 730 150 18 84 343 95 30 167 645 .270 .315 .432 .747 103 1168 65 22 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 28 103 438 405 45 105 19 2 18 70 10 27 125 .259 .313 .449 .762 56 103
6 Yrs 720 2970 2731 344 757 156 18 87 365 97 174 645 .277 .323 .443 .766 390 720
162 Game Avg. 162 668 614 77 170 35 4 20 82 22 39 145 .277 .323 .443 .766 88 720



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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)

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  64 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2013 NL  145 (7th)
2014 NL  125 (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)

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

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

SB % s c a p y
Career  76.00 (137th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2012 NL  22.8 (6th)
2013 NL  20.5 (7th)
2014 NL  12.6 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2011 NL  471 (5th)
2014 NL  316 (8th)

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 - 7 (1653), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1315), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1977), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (161st), 11.4 career WAR/11.4 7yr-peak WAR/11.4 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Ian Desi Ian M. Desmond

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