Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
3 days ago

Desmond is out of the lineup Saturday against the A's.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers are resting most of their regulars Saturday after clinching the division Friday. Delino DeShields is staring in center field and hitting leadoff Saturday.

Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
6 days ago

Desmond is not in the lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

The usual starter in center field will get the day off as the Rangers go with Carlos Gomez in his stead. Gomez will hit atop the order against Angels right-hander Jered Weaver.

Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
2 weeks ago

Desmond is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond tallied two hits in Monday's game and did the same five times in his previous nine games, but he also has not had a day off since July 31, so manager Jeff Banister decided to give him one Tuesday. Carlos Gomez will slide over and cover center field in Desmond's place.

Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
3 weeks ago

Desmond went 2-for-3 with his 22nd homer and a walk against the Mariners on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

He's already joined the 20-20 club, but Desmond isn't about to stop there. With four two-hit games in his last six contests, the 30-year-old shortstop-turned-outfielder appears poised to keep up his brisk offensive pace over the remainder of the season. He still strikes out a lot, but Desmond's perfectly capable of delivering a high BABIP, although this year's .354 is a career high.

Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
1 month ago

Desmond went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run in a 6-1 win against Oakland on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Those runs he knocked in were big ones, as Desmond turned a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead with a two-run single in the fifth, then tacked on an insurance run with a seventh-inning single. Although Desmond's having a great season on the whole, his power has utterly vanished lately -- the shortstop-turned-outfielder hasn't homered since July 28 and hasn't had an extra-base hit since July 29. Wednesday could be a sign that he's turning these August struggles around, though, so stay patient if you own him.

Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
2 months ago

Desmond is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond's absence doesn't appear to be injury-related; instead, the Rangers likely just wanted to give the All-Star a day off since he's started every game since June 24. With Desmond out of the lineup, DeShields will start in center field and serve as the team's leadoff hitter.

Ian Desmond
SS/LF/CF TEX
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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 months 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.