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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, 17,269th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Team: Nationals 2009-2014
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 2 yrs/$17.5M (14-15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 5.027, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Sports One Athlete Management [*]
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2009 WSN NL 23 SS 17 14 14 136.1 84 37 43 4 14 .952 -1 -3 -7 -27 5.28 4.71 .974 4.38 4.34
2009 WSN NL 23 2B 5 5 3 39.2 26 12 12 2 2 .923 -2 -3 -76 -91 5.45 4.80 .984 4.86 4.82
2009 WSN NL 23 OF 1 1 0 7.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 3.86 3.00 .987 2.19 2.20
2009 WSN NL 23 RF 1 1 0 7.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 3.86 3.00 .987 2.06 2.10
2010 WSN NL 24 SS 149 136 126 1208.0 637 221 382 34 87 .947 -9 -7 -9 -7 4.49 4.05 .971 4.31 4.27
2010 WSN NL 24 OF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.20
2010 WSN NL 24 RF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.10
2011 WSN NL 25 SS 152 146 143 1317.2 686 226 437 23 85 .966 -5 -3 -4 -3 4.53 4.36 .971 4.41 4.40
2012 WSN NL 26 SS 128 126 124 1139.1 492 171 306 15 65 .970 2 -6 2 -6 3.77 3.73 .970 4.26 4.21 AS,MVP-16,SS
2013 WSN NL 27 SS 158 158 155 1400.0 700 234 446 20 96 .971 -6 -3 -5 -3 4.37 4.30 .975 4.40 4.40 SS
2014 WSN NL 28 SS 154 154 146 1377.2 643 203 416 24 82 .963 4 2 4 2 4.04 4.02 .975 4.30 4.29 SS
6 Seasons SS 758 734 708 6579.0 3242 1092 2030 120 429 .963 -15 -20 -3 -3 4.27 4.12 .973 4.34 4.32
1 Season 2B 5 5 3 39.2 26 12 12 2 2 .923 -2 -3 -76 -90 5.45 4.80 .984 4.86 4.82
2 Seasons OF 2 1 0 7.1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 3.68 1.50 .987 2.21 2.20
2 Seasons RF 2 1 0 7.1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 3.68 1.50 .987 2.09 2.10
6 Seasons TOT 765 740 711 6626.0 3271 1107 2042 122 431 .963 -18 -23 -3 -4 4.28 4.12 .973 4.34 4.32
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2009 WSN NL 23 SS -1 -7 -1 1 -2 0 -3 -27 -2 0
2009 WSN NL 23 2B -2 -76 -2 -1 -2 0 -3 -91 -2 -1
2009 WSN NL 23 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 WSN NL 24 SS -9 -9 -7 2 -9 -2 -7 -7 -3 -1
2010 WSN NL 24 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 WSN NL 25 SS -5 -4 -2 -2 0 -3 -3 -3 -2 -1
2012 WSN NL 26 SS 2 2 0 -2 2 1 -6 -6 -7 1
2013 WSN NL 27 SS -6 -5 -8 -6 -2 2 -3 -3 -2 1
2014 WSN NL 28 SS 4 4 2 5 -3 2 2 2 2 2
6 Seasons SS -15 -3 -15 -1 -14 -0 -20 -3 -14 2
1 Season 2B -2 -76 -2 -1 -2 0 -3 -90 -2 -1
2 Seasons RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons TOT -18 -3 -18 -2 -16 -0 0 -23 -4 -16 1 0

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2009 WSN NL 23 21 20 21 20 0 0 0 5 0 17 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
2010 WSN NL 24 154 136 154 149 0 0 0 0 0 149 0 0 1 1 0 10 2
2011 WSN NL 25 154 146 154 152 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
2012 WSN NL 26 130 126 130 128 0 0 0 0 0 128 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
2013 WSN NL 27 158 158 158 158 0 0 0 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 WSN NL 28 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 771 740 771 761 0 0 0 5 0 758 0 0 2 2 0 18 4
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
2009 WSN NL 23 602 51% 78% 34% 55 91% 0 37 16 19 2 43 35 7 0 0 4 0 1 3 3 14 4 1 8 0 0 14 5 8 0 0 0
2010 WSN NL 24 5217 59% 77% 32% 499 89% 1 221 107 91 24 382 296 77 2 2 34 4 18 12 23 87 29 7 32 7 2 83 37 42 4 2 2
2011 WSN NL 25 5578 61% 77% 33% 559 88% 7 226 108 103 15 437 348 70 1 4 23 3 15 5 17 85 29 6 25 8 5 79 35 41 4 4 0
2012 WSN NL 26 4754 59% 73% 31% 404 88% 4 171 84 74 13 306 254 45 1 4 15 0 8 7 10 65 23 8 21 6 4 62 31 31 3 3 0
2013 WSN NL 27 5844 59% 75% 32% 572 90% 2 234 125 97 12 446 353 78 0 4 20 1 7 12 17 96 30 10 37 4 3 88 40 46 8 3 4
2014 WSN NL 28 5654 55% 75% 32% 533 89% 5 203 97 84 22 416 324 76 1 3 24 0 10 14 13 82 35 9 17 4 8 77 44 31 4 2 2
6 Seasons 27649 58% 75% 32% 2622 89% 19 1092 537 468 88 2030 1610 353 5 17 120 8 59 53 83 429 150 41 140 29 22 403 192 199 23 14 8
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 89%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
2009 WSN NL 23 182 57% 79% 37% 18 83% 0 12 4 6 2 12 9 3 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
1 Season 182 57% 79% 37% 18 83% 0 12 4 6 2 12 9 3 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 92%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2009 WSN NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 26 77% 92% 46% 5 60%
2010 WSN NL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 75% 25% 0% 0
2 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 30 77% 83% 40% 5 60%
MLB Averages 46.8% 2.4% 57% 75% 39% 50%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

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 (1298th)

Silver Sluggers
2012 NL (SS)
2013 NL (SS)
2014 NL (SS)
All multiple winners

Assistss c a p y
2013 NL  446 (3rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
2010 NL  34 (1st)
2011 NL  23 (2nd)
2013 NL  20 (4th)
2014 NL  24 (2nd)
Active  122 (22nd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
2010 NL  149 (1st)
2011 NL  152 (2nd)
2013 NL  158 (2nd)
2014 NL  154 (1st)
Active  758 (18th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
2010 NL  221 (1st)
2011 NL  226 (3rd)
2013 NL  234 (3rd)
2014 NL  203 (3rd)
Active  1,092 (19th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
2010 NL  382 (4th)
2011 NL  437 (2nd)
2013 NL  446 (3rd)
Active  2,030 (21st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
2010 NL  34 (1st)
2011 NL  23 (2nd)
2013 NL  20 (2nd)
2014 NL  24 (1st)
Active  120 (8th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
2010 NL  87 (3rd)
2011 NL  85 (2nd)
2013 NL  96 (2nd)
Active  429 (22nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
2010 NL  4.49 (4th)
Active  4.27 (23rd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
2011 NL  4.36 (5th)
Active  4.12 (18th)

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Name and misspellings: Ian Desi Ian M. Desmond

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