Ian Desmond
LF/CF COL
2 days ago

Desmond is not in the lineup Monday against the Phillies, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond is batting just .214 in his past seven games, so he'll head to the bench for a night off. Gerardo Parra will take over in left field for the evening, batting sixth.

Ian Desmond
LF/CF COL
2 weeks ago

Desmond went 2-for-3 with a two-run double, another two bagger, a walk and two runs in Thursday's 10-7 win over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran opened the scoring in the first by bringing home DJ LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado, giving him four RBI over his last three games. Desmond already has five multi-hit outings in May as well, and unsurprisingly, he's taken very well to hitting in his new home digs at Coors Field already. Factoring in Thursday's production, he's slashing .318/.340/.500 with two home runs and seven RBI in his first 47 plate appearances of the season while making hard contact an impressive 48.4 percent of the time.

Ian Desmond
LF/CF COL
2 weeks ago

Desmond is out of the lineup Monday against the Cubs, Jenny Cavnar of Root Sports Rocky Mountain reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's Desmond's first day off since he was activated from the disabled list April 30 after missing the first month of the season with a fractured hand. After recording seven hits in his first four games, Desmond went just 1-for-12 during the Rockies' series with the Diamondbacks over the weekend.

Ian Desmond
LF/CF COL
3 weeks ago

Desmond went 3-for-5 with three RBI from a solo home run and two-run shot in Wednesday's 11-3 win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond was deployed out of the five-hole in the lineup in what was only his third game of the season and came through with a spectacular effort at the expense of Padres starter Jered Weaver. The veteran capped off a four-run first for the Rockies with a 362-foot shot to left that plated Nolan Arenado and came back with a 390-foot blast in the fifth that extended Colorado's lead to 8-1. The 31-year-old looked like he had plenty left in the tank in his one season with the Rangers in 2016, posting a resurgent 22-homer, 85-RBI campaign after somewhat of a down year in his last Nationals season in 2015. Desmond should greatly benefit from the hitter-friendly confines of Coors Field this season, making him one of the hottest grabs off the wire now that he looks to be at full health.

Ian Desmond
LF/CF COL
3 weeks ago

Desmond will bat fifth and play first base Tuesday against the Padres, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

In his second game back from the disabled list, Desmond will get the nod at first base for the first time all season as Mark Reynolds heads to the bench. Desmond played left field and went 1-for-5 in his season debut Monday, though the team initially signed him in the offseason to play first base, so that's where he figures to get most of his playing time. Desmond should be inserted back into all lineups if that isn't already the case, given he's hitting in the heart of a potent lineup that plays half its games at hitter-friendly Coors Field.

Ian Desmond
LF/CF COL
3 weeks ago

Desmond (hand) went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts in his season debut in Sunday's 2-0 loss to the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond returned to a pitcher's duel that wasn't decided until the 13th inning in the desert. The 31-year-old is hoping he can replicate his impressive bounce-back season with the Rangers in 2016, and most fantasy owners are expecting it while he hits in the middle of a potent lineup that plays half its games at hitter-friendly Coors Field. If you haven't already, get Desmond back into your starting lineups right away. In the long run, he's expected to take playing time away from Mark Reynolds at first base.

Ian Desmond
LF/CF COL
3 weeks ago

Desmond is batting sixth and playing left field during Sunday's game against the Diamondback, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sunday marks Desmond's highly-anticipated and long-awaited debut with the Rockies. The 31-year-old is hoping to pick up where he left off following last season's breakout campaign with the Rangers in which he hit .285 with 22 homers, 107 RBI and 21 stolen bases. Fantasy owners who have stashed Desmond for the first month of the season can feel free to lock him into your lineups Sunday.

Ian Desmond
LF/CF COL
3 weeks ago

Desmond (hand) is set to be activated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond, who has been out all season with a broken hand, first resumed playing in extended spring training games Thursday, so the Rockies' decision to bring him back to the big club so quickly is somewhat surprising. Evidently, the team has no concerns about the health of their prized free-agent signee, who doubled four times in seven at-bats while seeing action at first base and in left field during Saturday's extended spring game. It's expected that Desmond will be immediately plugged into the lineup Sunday and see most of his action in left field initially, resulting in Gerardo Parra losing out on everyday at-bats. However, if the Mark Reynolds begins to lose some steam from his hot start to the season, it's possible that Desmond will end up shifting over to first base before long. Either way, Desmond looks poised to occupy an everyday role for the Rockies and reap the benefits of playing in one of baseball's most potent lineups.

Ian Desmond
LF/CF COL
4 weeks ago

Desmond (hand) is expected to return from the disabled list and play left field in Sunday's tilt with the Diamondbacks, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This certainly isn't what the Rockies envisioned when they signed the veteran to a five-year contract in the offseason, but with lefty Patrick Corbin toeing the rubber for Arizona, it makes sense to keep both Desmond and incumbent first baseman Mark Reynolds in the lineup. This is not official yet, but it appears that Desmond is on the verge of making his Rockies debut and could do so in more of a full-time super-utility role than originally expected.

Ian Desmond
LF/CF COL
4 weeks ago

Desmond (hand) traveled to Arizona with the Rockies on Thursday to play extended spring training games in Scottsdale, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the Rockies prepare for a series with the division-rival Diamondbacks, Desmond will perform on-field work, a positive sign as he continues rehabbing his fractured left hand. He could return to the big leagues within the next week if all goes well, though that process may dip into mid-May if Colorado wants to remain cautious.