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Ian Desmond
CF | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 217LBS | Age: 36

Draft: 2004 | Rd: 3, #84, Montreal Expos | Sarasota HS (FL)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 482 443 64 113 20 65 3 .255 .310 .479 .788
11 Seasons 5944 5442 724 1432 181 711 181 .263 .315 .427 .742
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .255 20 65 3 .788
11 Seasons .263 181 711 181 .742

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 30 2365 406 28 6.9 90.9 114.4 6.2 25.9 .214 .355 .294 .281 .363 41.8 29.2 7
2016 31 2572 468 35 7.5 90.7 112 4.8 28.4 .257 .421 .336 .317 .388 43.9 23.6 6.5
2017 32 1373 258 7 2.7 87.7 111.6 -0.1 22.1 .225 .310 .305 .263 .306 31.3 23.3 6.4
2018 33 2322 414 29 7 90.1 112 0.1 28.5 .227 .382 .315 .302 .354 43.2 23.6 8.6
2019 34 1830 327 34 10.4 90.9 113.6 8.7 32.4 .269 .481 .328 .340 .426 42.5 24.7 7.1
10462 1873 133 7.1 90.2 114.4 4 27.7 .238 .393 .316 .302 .370 41.3 25 7.2
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2019 Fastballs 1180 64.5 285 258 65 38 17 2 8 58 203 .252 .268 .426 .463 .313 .338 92.2 8 17.8 18.5
2019 Breaking 479 26.2 139 131 36 14 12 2 8 50 81 .275 .251 .580 .461 .366 .318 90.5 10 42.6 26.0
2019 Offspeed 171 9.3 57 54 12 6 2 0 4 11 43 .222 .322 .481 .612 .307 .404 85.7 10 30.1 20.0
2018 Fastballs 1482 63.9 381 334 80 48 14 5 13 79 256 .240 .224 .428 .370 .331 .309 91.0 -1 22.0 20.2
2018 Breaking 621 26.8 175 163 40 26 6 1 7 50 116 .245 .247 .423 .421 .299 .305 89.1 4 39.5 23.0
2018 Offspeed 216 9.3 61 56 11 6 1 2 2 16 41 .196 .187 .393 .344 .271 .257 86.8 -3 41.9 22.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 54.4 16 23.6 5.9 32 40.1 27.8 3.4 40.4 19.7 22.2 3.7 6.9
2016 53.6 17.7 23.3 5.3 27.8 41.5 30.8 1.9 43.8 16.7 24.4 4.9 7.5
2017 63.2 13.6 19.4 3.9 27.9 45 27.1 4.3 50 16.7 20.9 3.9 2.7
2018 61.6 14.5 21 2.9 24.6 45.4 30 1.9 52.4 13 20 5.3 7
2019 47.4 22.3 24.8 5.5 29.7 36.7 33.6 2.1 37.6 19.6 24.8 4.9 10.4
55.8 16.9 22.6 4.8 28.4 41.7 30 2.6 44.7 17 22.5 4.6 7.1
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2019 Splitter -6.5 -2 30 1.6 10 0 0 0 52.9 50 38.5 .103 .139 .104 40
2019 Cutter -0.7 -1 154 8.4 42 .268 .366 .286 26.4 28.6 27.3 .25 .361 .269 41.4
2019 Changeup -1.1 -2 141 7.7 47 .273 .591 .383 25 12.8 14.3 .371 .719 .468 28.9
2019 Curveball 3 5 167 9.1 48 .348 .761 .472 39.2 35.4 25 .315 .591 .388 51.7
2019 Slider 0.8 2 312 17 91 .235 .482 .337 44.3 36.3 26.6 .216 .39 .282 38.5
2019 Sinker -4.5 -15 346 18.9 94 .153 .224 .202 9.2 11.7 15.7 .27 .395 .313 40.8
2019 4-Seamer 1.5 11 680 37.2 149 .311 .576 .419 19.9 23.5 17.6 .272 .538 .373 49
2018 Splitter -0.7 0 24 1 8 .125 .5 .25 58.3 50 33.3 .209 .446 .279 25
2018 Cutter -0.2 0 144 6.2 43 .205 .359 .294 23.9 18.6 20.5 .259 .432 .324 50
2018 Changeup 0.3 1 192 8.3 53 .208 .375 .31 40 22.6 20.7 .183 .327 .254 29.7
2018 Curveball 1.3 3 197 8.5 54 .245 .377 .263 39.3 33.3 25.7 .223 .37 .253 50
2018 Slider 0.2 1 424 18.3 121 .245 .445 .334 39.5 26.4 21.8 .259 .446 .329 42.5
2018 Sinker -0.6 -3 440 18.9 127 .223 .384 .326 19.6 16.5 24.1 .221 .37 .308 40.7
2018 4-Seamer 1.1 10 898 38.7 211 .257 .47 .381 22.9 23.7 18.8 .218 .358 .307 46.6
2017 Splitter -2.2 0 7 0.5 2 .5 .5 .45 25 0 0 .56 .66 .533 50
2017 Changeup -0.1 0 69 5 24 .278 .444 .321 45.9 33.3 34.8 .217 .381 .304 23.1
2017 Curveball 3.9 4 105 7.6 37 .361 .611 .423 31.5 27 25.6 .275 .365 .286 30.8
2017 Cutter -0.7 -1 122 8.9 39 .243 .378 .29 24.2 25.6 25.6 .193 .261 .219 25.9
2017 Sinker -0.4 -1 237 17.3 63 .259 .328 .306 14.9 15.9 22.2 .226 .269 .254 22.9
2017 Slider -1.3 -3 267 19.4 74 .229 .271 .232 44.7 28.4 22.6 .189 .273 .208 23.5
2017 4-Seamer 0.3 1 564 41.1 131 .293 .379 .338 19.6 21.4 21.4 .241 .339 .297 42.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 88 319 -6 2 2 1 0
2010 570 1994 6 -19 9 8 4
2011 635 2314 -17 -14 7 7 -17
2012 563 1895 12 -1 6 6 22
2013 652 2408 -1 -5 3 9 7
2014 665 2528 11 -15 9 9 14
2015 632 2339 -6 -17 7 9 -7
2016 680 2602 6 -11 12 8 15
2017 372 1379 -5 -6 5 7 0
2018 635 2390 -5 -12 14 9 7
2019 481 1830 2 -22 11 7 -2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2365 48.4 67.9 80.6 32.9 51.1 44.5 41.8 49.9 28.8 7.6 77.4
2016 2572 52.8 62.2 80.8 28.9 52.3 42.9 30.3 46.5 27.4 7.8 64.8
2017 1373 50.3 68.3 80.3 26.6 51.9 40.3 33.2 47.6 27.5 8.9 74.6
2018 2322 49.5 69.9 78.9 27.2 50.5 46.2 37 48.3 28.8 7.5 82.3
2019 1830 46.8 68.4 82.1 26.2 51.8 43.6 27.2 46 26.2 6.6 79.3
10462 49.7 67 80.5 28.6 51.5 43.8 34.3 47.7 27.8 7.6 75.2
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 19 8 28 49 8 71 65 87 78 4 46 13 90
2016 46 56 55 49 36 74 59 80 84 26 25 23 88
2017 2 9 2 3 6 7 13 45 25 27 24 24 67 18
2018 28 17 30 42 23 61 49 74 79 33 50 21 76 9
2019 62 72 72 68 46 65 73 79 71 30 30 39 65 5
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 21.9 20 25.4 -5 10 19 11 55

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 20 27 27 27 31 25 24 30 27 25 28 26 18 22 23 29 17 27 23 29 15 24 22 27 26 31 26 24 29 25 28
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 90.9 90.7 -0.2 87.7 -3 90.1 2.4 0.8 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 6.2 4.8 -1.4 -.1 -4.9 .1 0.2 8.6 undefined undefined
Barrel % 6.9 7.5 0.6 2.7 -4.8 7 4.3 3.4 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 41.8 43.9 2.1 31.3 -12.6 43.2 11.9 -0.7 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 25.9 28.4 2.5 22.1 -6.3 28.5 6.4 3.9 undefined undefined
xBA .214 .257 0.043 .225 -0.032 .227 0.002 0.042 undefined undefined
BA .233 .285 0.052 .274 -0.011 .236 -0.038 0.019 undefined undefined
xwOBA .281 .317 0.036 .263 -0.054 .302 0.039 0.038 undefined undefined
wOBA .294 .336 0.042 .305 -0.031 .315 0.01 0.013 undefined undefined
xSLG .355 .421 0.066 .31 -0.111 .382 0.072 0.099 undefined undefined
SLG .384 .446 0.062 .375 -0.071 .422 0.047 0.057 undefined undefined
K% 29.2 23.6 -5.6 23.3 -0.3 23.6 0.3 1.1 undefined undefined
BB% 7 6.5 -0.5 6.4 -0.1 8.6 2.2 -1.5 undefined undefined
Swing % 49.9 46.5 -3.4 47.6 1.1 48.3 0.7 -2.3 undefined undefined
Whiff% 28.8 27.4 -1.4 27.5 0.1 28.8 1.3 -2.6 undefined undefined
In Zone % 48.4 52.8 4.4 50.3 -2.5 49.5 -0.8 -2.7 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 51.6 47.2 -4.4 49.7 2.5 50.5 0.8 2.7 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 32.9 28.9 -4 26.6 -2.3 27.2 0.6 -1 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 41.8 30.3 -11.5 33.2 2.9 37 3.8 -9.8 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 65.8 65.9 0.1 60.9 -5 65.4 4.5 -5 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 659 4 0.6 .339 .439
2017 R 370 0 0.0 .304
2018 R 619 0 0.0 .315
2019 R 481 15 3.1 .331 .221

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