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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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Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 22, 2014 8:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1165. Ken Landreaux… #1166. Kelly Johnson… #1167. Jason Bartlett… #1168. IAN DESMOND… #1169. Lou Bierbauer… #1170. Dan Wilson… #1171. Tony Kubek… 

Standard Batting

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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 .784 114 272 16 5 2 5 3 *6 SS
2014 28 WSN NL 123 516 474 53 118 18 2 20 77 16 4 35 144 .249 .306 .422 .728 100 200 15 5 0 2 0 *6
6 Yrs 740 3020 2778 335 748 150 18 87 356 101 31 176 664 .269 .316 .430 .746 102 1195 68 22 23 21 9
162 Game Avg. 162 661 608 73 164 33 4 19 78 22 7 39 145 .269 .316 .430 .746 102 262 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 123 516 -0 2 -0 -2 6 6 0.4 17 23 2.1 .506 .504 2.4 0.3 25 $6,500,000 *6
6 Seasons 740 3020 8 8 1 -27 36 26 2.3 96 122 11.7 .504 .503 14.6 0.7 149 $12,054,000

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

Standard Fielding

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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 123 123 117 1106.2 492 159 314 19 65 .961 -4 -2 -4 -2 3.85 3.85 .975 4.28 4.28
6 Seasons SS 727 703 679 6308.0 3091 1048 1928 115 412 .963 -23 -24 -4 -4 4.25 4.09 .972 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 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
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
6 Seasons TOT 734 709 682 6355.0 3120 1063 1940 117 414 .963 -26 -27 -5 -5 4.25 4.09 .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

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)

Home Runs s c a p y
2014 NL  20 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2014 NL  77 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2013 NL  145 (7th)
2014 NL  144 (4th)

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  76.52 (126th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2012 NL  22.8 (6th)
2013 NL  20.5 (7th)
2014 NL  17.8 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2011 NL  471 (5th)
2014 NL  377 (6th)

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

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  19 (2nd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
2010 NL  149 (1st)
2011 NL  152 (2nd)
2013 NL  158 (2nd)
2014 NL  123 (2nd)
Active  727 (21st)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
2010 NL  221 (1st)
2011 NL  226 (3rd)
2013 NL  234 (3rd)
2014 NL  159 (3rd)
Active  1,048 (23rd)

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

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
2010 NL  34 (1st)
2011 NL  23 (2nd)
2013 NL  20 (2nd)
2014 NL  19 (1st)
Active  115 (11th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
2010 NL  87 (3rd)
2011 NL  85 (2nd)
2013 NL  96 (2nd)
Active  412 (24th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
2010 NL  4.49 (4th)
Active  4.25 (24th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
2011 NL  4.36 (5th)
Active  4.09 (22nd)

             

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 - 11 (1377), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1315), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1844), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (157th), 11.7 career WAR/11.7 7yr-peak WAR/11.7 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 7, 2004: Drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 3rd round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2009 23 Washington Nationals $400,000 ?
2010 24 Washington Nationals $400,000 0.027
2011 25 Washington Nationals $441,500 ?
2012 26 Washington Nationals $512,500 2.027 contracts
2013 27 Washington Nationals $3,800,000 3.027 contracts
2014 28 Washington Nationals $6,500,000 4.027
201529Washington Nationals$11,000,000
Earliest Free Agent: 2016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$12,054,000Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Ian Desi Ian M. Desmond

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