Ian Desmond SS/LF/CF TEX 37 minutes ago

Desmond went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in Tuesday's 7-3 win over Cleveland.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Desmond extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a two-run double in the eighth inning, also giving the Rangers a 5-2 lead and some breathing room in the process. The shortstop hit just .229 with three doubles in March and April combined, but wraps up a successful May with a robust .345 average and 11 doubles in the month.

Ian Desmond SS/LF/CF TEX 1 day ago

Desmond hit his seventh home run, a two-run blast, as part of a 2-for-5 game with two runs scored in Monday's win over Cleveland.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Desmond's hit streak now stands at nine games, seven of which have been of the multi-hit variety. He is now hitting a robust .298/.346/.480 and is on pace to post another season with 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases. If he manages to do so, it will be his fourth such season since 2012.

Ian Desmond SS/LF/CF TEX 7 days ago

Desmond stole a base as part of a 3-for-4 game with a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Desmond is on fire this May, as Tuesday's performance marks his 11th multi-hit game in 21 starts this month. He has raised his batting line from .229/.312/.373 at the end of April to .287/.342/.466. Desmond more than hitting well enough for the outfield, and he now has nine stolen bases to go with six home runs as the Rangers' decision to gamble on him is paying dividends.

Ian Desmond SS/LF/CF TEX 2 weeks ago

Desmond went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBI Sunday against the Blue Jays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Desmond's fifth homer was a three-run blast that provided the winning runs in the seventh inning. After a dismal April, he's come alive with a .302/.356/.509 this month.

Ian Desmond SS/LF/CF TEX 3 weeks ago

Desmond homered, his fourth, as part of a 2-for-5 game with two runs scored and three RBI Tuesday against the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Desmond extended his hit streak to six games. With a triple on top of the home run, Desmond has seven extra-base hits over the hitting streak and has raised his slugging percentage from .357 to .439 in the process. Power is often among the most streaky of the batting statistics. With this latest hot streak, Desmond's batting line (.252/.326/.439) is almost identical to his 2014 season in Washington (.255/.313/.430), when he hit 24 home runs and stole 24 bases.

Ian Desmond SS/LF/CF TEX 1 month ago

Desmond went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored in Friday's 4-2 victory over the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran outfielder continues to be a constant presence on the base paths despite overall struggles at the plate, as he's now reached safely in 11 of the last 12 games. That includes multi-hit efforts in three of the last five contests, as he's managed to contribute in multiple offensive categories. Desmond is still slashing a mediocre .228/.315/.380, but is hitting .444 (8-for-18) over his last five games.

Ian Desmond SS/LF/CF TEX 1 month ago

Desmond homered as part of a 2-for-3 game with three runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Desmond has hit all of his home runs over a hot stretch covering the last six games. In that span, he is 8-20 (.400) with three homers and a double and has raised his batting line from .132/.151/.207 to .211/.309/.366. He also walked in Tuesday's big game and now has five walks against just three strikeouts in those six games. There's a lot to like with Desmond's recent form, as he's looking a lot more like the player who hit 43 home runs between 2014 and 2015.

Ian Desmond SS/LF/CF TEX 1 month ago

Demond was 2-for-4 with a double and three-run home run on Thursday against the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 30-year-old has really struggled to start this season, as he is slashing just .158/.226/.246 with one homer, five RBI and 17 strikeouts. Last season, he also hit just one home run and batted .217 in April, but things could be looking up for Desmond. He is 4-for-11 in his last three games.

Ian Desmond SS/LF/CF TEX 1 month ago

Desmond is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ryan Rua will take over in left for Desmond for Saturday's matchup with Yovani Gallardo and the Orioles. Desmond has struggled mightily at the plate to start the year going 5-for-46 to start the year and he's collected just two hits in his last 27 at-bats. He got off to a slow start last season as well, slashing .217/.287/.326 through the first month of the season before ultimately turning things around a bit later on in the year.

Ian Desmond SS/LF/CF TEX 2 months ago

Desmond is getting the start in center field and hitting second Wednesday against the Mariners, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It didn't take long for Desmond to get a start in center field, as the Rangers hinted at in camp. The move allows the Rangers to get Justin Ruggiano, who crushes lefties, into left field against southpaw Wade Miley. This won't really affect Desmond's fantasy value much, but the outfield versatility will allow him to stay in the lineup most days regardless of who is on the mound.