Ian Desmond
1B/LF COL
3 months ago

Desmond is not in the lineup against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday for the wild-card game, Jenny Carver of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond will occupy a spot on the bench in favor of Gerardo Parra with right-hander Zack Greinke on the hill for Arizona. Although Desmond didn't crack the starting nine for this winner-takes-all elimination game, he will likely appear off the bench once, or if, Greinke is removed from the contest.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF COL
4 months ago

Desmond went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, four RBI and two runs during Wednesday's win over Miami.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a disappointing fantasy campaign for Desmond, as his .278/.329/.381 slash line is well below the marks he posted last season, and he also has just seven homers, 40 RBI, 14 stolen bases and 45 runs. Multiple injuries have taken their toll, but Desmond also hasn't taken advantage of his favorable home hitting environment.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF COL
4 months ago

Desmond went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a second run scored and a stolen base in Friday's 4-1 win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

The homer was his first since mid-June and just his sixth of the season, as injuries have marred Desmond's first campaign with the Rockies. He's still chipped in 13 steals in 87 games to salvage some fantasy value, though, and his .290/.324/.452 slash line over the last nine games should keep him in the lineup as the team tries to secure a spot in the postseason.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF COL
4 months ago

Desmond is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond is hitting just .211 (8-for-38) in 11 games since returning from the shelf, so he'll head to the bench for a second straight game as manager Bud Black gives him some time to clear his head. With Desmond out, the Rockies will send Gerardo Parra and Carlos Gonzalez to the corner outfield spots.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF COL
4 months ago

Desmond is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond will get the day off while the Rockies send Raimel Tapia out to left field. Desmond hasn't had the best start to the month of September, as he's gone just 5-for-27 (.185) at the plate over eight games.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF COL
4 months ago

Desmond is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Dodgers, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond has started eight of the last nine games since returning from the disabled list, so he'll head to the bench for a breather as the Rockies kick off a series against the Dodgers. With Desmond sidelined, the Rockies will deploy an outfield of Gerardo Parra, Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez (from left to right).

Ian Desmond
1B/LF COL
4 months ago

Desmond is starting at shortstop and batting seventh Monday against the Giants, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will mark Desmond's first start at shortstop on the season. Carlos Gonzalez and Gerardo Parra -- who are manning the corner outfield spots Monday -- have been playing well lately, so Desmond could see some time at shortstop down the stretch when the Rockies look to deploy all three players in the same lineup.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF COL
4 months ago

Desmond is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond has started four of the last five games in left field, and even gets the occasional start at first base, but he'll be held out for Sunday's series finale. Gerardo Parra will get the nod in left in his stead.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF COL
5 months ago

Desmond went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

He's now gone 3-for-7 in two games since returning from a calf injury, but the steal -- Desmond's 11th of the year -- is the best sign that he's feeling 100 percent. It's been a disappointing campaign for the 31-year-old, but he could still provide significant fantasy value over the final month as part of a potent Rockies offense.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF COL
5 months ago

Desmond (calf) will start Monday in left field, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond was not expected to make such an early return from his calf injury, but with Carlos Gonzalez suffering an ankle injury Monday night, Desmond's services were required. Expect Desmond to split time between left field, first base and shortstop over the season's final weeks.