Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
5 days ago

Desmond went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer and two runs in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

That's consecutive three-hit games with a homer for Desmond as his best-ever season continues. Coming off perhaps the worst year of his career -- you can debate between 2011 and 2015, but both seasons were pretty poor -- Desmond has found new life in Texas, as he's just one short of last year's homer total and has already stolen more bases (with a better success rate) while hitting well over .300, something he's never done before. BABIP regression could return his average to a more typical .280ish by season's end, but Desmond should continue offering plenty in the other four standard fantasy categories even so.

Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
6 days ago

Desmond hit a solo home run as part of a 3-for-4 night with a walk in a loss Tuesday to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond was mired in a dreadful 2-for-19 slump over his past five games before breaking out in a big way Tuesday. Now with 17 home runs, Desmond is two home runs away from matching his home run total from 156 games in 2015. His slugging percentage is now up to .523, which would be his highest mark ever in a full season if he can maintain it.

Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
1 week ago

Desmond went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday at the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond's 16th bomb of 2016 gave the Rangers an eighth-inning insurance run in a 4-1 victory. This was the first time he's left the yard in his last 12 games, and he's slashing .315/.369/.519 on the year.

Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
3 weeks ago

Desmond went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo homer Friday at the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond's 15th homer of the year led off the 10th inning to lead the Rangers to a win. He's now hit safely in 14 of his last 17 games, and he's slashing .323/.376/.535 on the year.

Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
4 weeks ago

Desmond went 3-for-5 with two runs Tuesday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

All three of Desmond's hits were singles, but he still came around to score twice thanks to productive at-bats from Adrian Beltre and Prince Fielder behind him. Two of those singles were of the infield variety, as the 30-year-old demonstrated that his speed is useful for more than just the 13 steals he has swiped this season. Desmond continues to be on pace for a career year with a .326/.377/.533 line.

Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
4 weeks ago

Desmond went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in Monday's loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond continues to rake for the Rangers after being left for dead on the free agent market for much of the offseason. The converted infielder has now hit safely in nine straight games and is up to a .321 average for the season. Desmond also has 14 home runs, 51 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 2016.

Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
1 month ago

Desmond is starting in right field for Friday's game against the Red Sox, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond was out of the lineup resting during the Rangers' last contest against the Reds on Wednesday. He is batting second while playing in right for the series opener versus Boston, and has been one of the stars for the club this season, batting .316/.367/.518 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI.

Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
1 month ago

Desmond is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond gets the night off as the Rangers employ a predominantly left-handed lineup against Cincinnati righty Dan Straily. Entering Wednesday, Desmond had played every day since April 19 and he only had one day off prior to that date. He figures to rejoin the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Red Sox. Ryan Rua will take over in center field in place of Desmond on Wednesday.

Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
1 month ago

Desmond hit his 11th home run, a solo shot, in a 2-for-4 game in Monday's win over Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond's hot June continues, as he was hitting a robust .342/.402/.434 with eight extra-base hits, including three home runs, in the month entering Monday night's game. He has bumped up his batting line from .297/.344/.480 to a cool .312/.362/.505 in that span. The batting average and on-base percentage would both mark a career high, and it would mark the first time Desmond has slugged over .500 since 2012 if he can keep up this pace.

Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
1 month ago

Desmond went 2-for-3 with his 10th homer, two walks and two runs against the A's on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Last year, Desmond slumped to the worst numbers of his career by far, but the change of scenery to Texas has rejuvenated him in stunning fashion -- now he's on pace for a career year, with his current .867 OPS representing his best-ever mark aside from a small sample of games in 2009. Fantasy owners should easily get a 20-20 season out of Desmond, and the fact that he's cut down his strikeout rate dramatically from the last two seasons should help him maintain a solid average, albeit not the .314 he's sitting on now. Indeed, that .378 BABIP will normalize, but there's nothing in Desmond's profile at this point to suggest he'll see extreme regression.