Ian Desmond
SS | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 217LBS | Age: 38
Draft: 2004 | Rd: 3, #84, Montreal Expos | Sarasota HS (FL)
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2017 373 339 47 93 7 15 .274 .326 .375 .701
2018 619 555 82 131 22 20 .236 .307 .422 .729
2019 482 443 64 113 20 3 .255 .310 .479 .789
11 Seasons 5,944 5,442 724 1,432 181 181 .263 .315 .427 .742
AVG HR SB OPS
2017 .274 7 15 .701
2018 .236 22 20 .729
2019 .255 20 3 .789
11 Seasons .263 181 181 .742
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 29 2365 406 28 6.9 4.4 90.8 114.4 6.4 25.9 .218 .362 .294 .286 .373 41.1 29.2 7.0
2016 30 2572 468 35 7.5 5.2 90.7 112.0 4.8 28.4 .258 .424 .336 .319 .391 43.6 23.6 6.5
2017 31 1373 258 7 2.7 1.9 87.6 111.6 0.0 22.5 .227 .312 .305 .265 .309 31.3 23.3 6.4
2018 32 2322 414 29 7.0 4.7 90.1 112.0 0.1 28.5 .228 .384 .315 .303 .354 43.2 23.6 8.6
2019 33 1830 327 34 10.4 7.1 90.9 113.6 8.7 32.4 .270 .478 .328 .339 .425 42.5 24.7 7.1
Player 10462 1873 133 7.1 4.8 90.2 114.4 4.1 27.8 .240 .395 .316 .304 .374 41.1 25.0 7.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 54.4 16.0 23.6 5.9 31.8 40.6 27.6 3.4 40.6 20.2 22.2 3.7 6.9 4.4
2016 53.6 17.7 23.3 5.3 27.8 41.2 30.3 1.9 43.8 16.7 24.4 4.9 7.5 5.2
2017 63.2 13.6 19.4 3.9 27.1 45.3 27.1 4.3 50.0 16.7 20.9 3.9 2.7 1.9
2018 61.6 14.5 21.0 2.9 24.6 45.4 30.0 1.9 52.4 13.0 20.0 5.3 7.0 4.7
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 7.1
Player 55.8 16.9 22.6 4.8 28.2 41.8 29.8 2.6 44.8 17.1 22.5 4.6 7.1 4.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 4-Seamer 1.2 8 677 37.0 148 .305 .550 .409 20.0 23.6 17.6 .266 .512 .363 48.5
2019 Sinker -4.1 -14 349 19.1 95 .163 .267 .221 9.0 11.6 15.7 .277 .428 .327 41.6
2019 Slider 1.0 3 300 16.4 90 .238 .488 .344 43.8 34.4 25.8 .230 .417 .298 39.6
2019 Curveball 2.9 5 167 9.1 48 .348 .761 .472 39.2 35.4 25.0 .315 .591 .388 51.7
2019 Cutter -0.6 -1 151 8.3 41 .275 .375 .293 27.1 29.3 27.3 .238 .335 .255 39.3
2019 Changeup -0.7 -1 141 7.7 47 .273 .591 .402 25.0 12.8 14.3 .370 .695 .457 28.9
2019 Splitter -5.9 -2 30 1.6 10 .000 .000 .000 52.9 50.0 38.5 .103 .139 .104 40.0
2019 Sweeper -5.5 -1 13 0.7 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 66.7 -- -- .000 --
2019 Slurve -2.0 0 2 0.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seamer 1.1 10 895 38.5 210 .258 .473 .383 23.1 23.8 18.9 .220 .360 .309 47.0
2018 Sinker -0.8 -4 443 19.1 128 .221 .381 .323 19.3 16.4 23.9 .220 .370 .307 40.2
2018 Slider 0.0 0 419 18.0 120 .239 .440 .329 39.7 26.7 21.9 .253 .442 .325 43.0
2018 Curveball 1.3 3 198 8.5 54 .245 .377 .263 39.3 33.3 25.7 .224 .372 .254 50.0
2018 Changeup 0.2 0 192 8.3 53 .208 .375 .310 40.0 22.6 20.7 .183 .327 .254 29.7
2018 Cutter 0.4 1 145 6.2 43 .205 .359 .315 23.9 18.6 20.0 .259 .432 .324 50.0
2018 Splitter -0.8 0 24 1.0 8 .125 .500 .250 58.3 50.0 33.3 .209 .446 .279 25.0
2018 Sweeper 30.4 1 3 0.1 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .880 .944 .807 0.0
2017 4-Seamer 0.3 1 561 40.9 129 .298 .386 .344 19.7 20.9 20.8 .244 .343 .301 43.2
2017 Slider -1.3 -3 253 18.4 71 .239 .284 .241 44.4 26.8 21.8 .197 .285 .216 24.0
2017 Sinker -0.8 -2 240 17.5 65 .250 .317 .297 14.7 16.9 23.9 .220 .262 .247 22.4
2017 Cutter -0.8 -1 124 9.0 40 .237 .368 .283 23.9 25.0 25.6 .188 .254 .214 25.0
2017 Curveball 4.4 4 100 7.3 35 .382 .647 .447 31.4 25.7 25.7 .296 .390 .306 32.0
2017 Changeup -0.1 0 69 5.0 24 .278 .444 .321 45.9 33.3 34.8 .217 .381 .304 23.1
2017 Sweeper -1.2 0 11 0.8 2 .000 .000 .000 60.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2017 Splitter -2.9 0 7 0.5 2 .500 .500 .450 25.0 0.0 0.0 .560 .660 .533 50.0
2017 Slurve -5.9 0 6 0.4 2 .000 .000 .000 33.3 50.0 25.0 .036 .041 .035 0.0
! 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 -1
2010 570 1,994 7 -20 9 8 4
2011 635 2,313 -17 -15 7 7 -18
2012 563 1,895 12 -2 5 6 22
2013 652 2,408 -1 -6 3 9 5
2014 665 2,528 10 -15 9 9 13
2015 641 2,365 -6 -17 7 8 -7
2016 689 2,618 5 -12 11 8 12
2017 372 1,379 -6 -7 5 7 -1
2018 635 2,390 -4 -12 14 10 8
2019 481 1,830 1 -22 11 7 -3
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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 2,365 48.5 67.9 80.6 33.0 50.7 44.9 41.8 49.9 28.8 7.6 78.2
2016 2,572 52.5 62.2 80.7 29.2 52.1 42.7 30.3 46.5 27.4 7.8 65.0
2017 1,373 50.3 68.3 80.3 26.6 51.9 40.2 33.2 47.6 27.5 8.8 75.8
2018 2,322 49.5 69.9 78.9 27.2 50.5 46.2 37.0 48.3 28.8 7.6 81.4
2019 1,830 46.8 68.5 82.1 26.2 51.8 43.6 27.2 46.0 26.2 6.6 79.3
Player 10,462 49.6 67.0 80.4 28.7 51.3 43.8 34.3 47.7 27.8 7.6 75.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2015 18 6 28 49 8 71 65 86 97 79 4 46 13 25 91
2016 42 50 53 48 33 74 59 80 85 86 26 25 23 47 88 86
2017 2 9 2 4 5 7 13 42 84 25 27 24 24 53 67 18
2018 27 17 30 42 23 61 50 74 84 79 33 50 21 56 76 8
2019 57 70 69 63 43 65 73 79 91 71 30 30 39 68 65 4
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 20.9 22 21.9 0 6 22 7 31.8
2017 21.7 7 3.7 3 2 2 2 28.6
2018 21.4 22 18.1 4 7 16 7 31.8
2019 21.9 20 18.1 2 8 11 9 45.0
Player 21.4 71 61.8 9 23 51 25 35.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 22 25 17 25 20 19 24 24 15 16 18 22 25 19 21 24 15 18 25 23 26 17 32 31 22 19 21 31 27 20 17
2017 7 3 3 6 4 5 5 4 4 2 3 6 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 2 5 3 3 2 2 5 4 4 2
2018 22 26 13 17 15 15 21 22 13 11 15 17 23 17 17 22 20 17 17 21 22 16 28 24 14 13 13 20 22 17 16
2019 20 23 15 20 16 16 19 20 13 14 15 17 22 19 16 19 17 15 17 19 22 22 23 23 18 17 13 19 22 16 15
Player 71 77 48 68 55 55 69 70 45 43 51 62 73 59 58 69 56 53 63 67 74 57 88 81 57 51 49 75 75 57 50
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 90.8 90.7 -0.1 87.6 -3.1 90.1 2.5 90.9 0.8
Launch Angle 6.4 4.8 -1.6 0.0 -4.8 0.1 0.1 8.7 8.6
Barrel % 6.9 7.5 0.6 2.7 -4.8 7.0 4.3 10.4 3.4
Hard Hit % 41.1 43.6 2.5 31.3 -12.3 43.2 11.9 42.5 -0.7
Sweet Spot % 25.9 28.4 2.5 22.5 -5.9 28.5 6.0 32.4 3.9
xBA .218 .258 0.040 .227 -0.031 .228 0.001 .270 0.042
BA .233 .285 0.052 .274 -0.011 .236 -0.038 .255 0.019
xwOBA .286 .319 0.033 .265 -0.054 .303 0.038 .339 0.036
wOBA .294 .336 0.042 .305 -0.031 .315 0.010 .328 0.013
xSLG .362 .424 0.062 .312 -0.112 .384 0.072 .478 0.094
SLG .384 .446 0.062 .375 -0.071 .422 0.047 .479 0.057
K% 29.2 23.6 -5.6 23.3 -0.3 23.6 0.3 24.7 1.1
BB% 7.0 6.5 -0.5 6.4 -0.1 8.6 2.2 7.1 -1.5
Swing % 49.9 46.5 -3.4 47.6 1.1 48.3 0.7 46.0 -2.3
Whiff% 28.8 27.4 -1.4 27.5 0.1 28.8 1.3 26.2 -2.6
In Zone % 48.5 52.5 4.0 50.3 -2.2 49.5 -0.8 46.8 -2.7
Out of Zone % 51.5 47.5 -4.0 49.7 2.2 50.5 0.8 53.2 2.7
Out of Zone Swing % 33.0 29.2 -3.8 26.6 -2.6 27.2 0.6 26.2 -1.0
First Pitch Swing % 41.8 30.3 -11.5 33.2 2.9 37.0 3.8 27.2 -9.8
First Pitch Strike % 65.8 65.9 0.1 60.9 -5.0 65.4 4.5 60.5 -4.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts R 659 9 1.4 .340 .293
2017 Shifts R 370 0 0.0 .304
2018 Shifts R 619 1 0.2 .316 .000
2019 Shifts R 481 16 3.3 .332 .208
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 537 15.0 44.3% 3.5% 325 22.0 3.1% 10.2%
2011 798 15.6 39.5% 1.5% 260 21.8 2.7% 13.8%
2012 475 17.0 29.1% 1.7% 233 23.5 0.9% 13.7%
2013 617 16.9 24.1% 1.8% 391 23.3 0.8% 12.8%
2014 575 17.0 28.0% 2.4% 446 22.9 0.4% 13.2%
2015 625 17.4 30.7% 4.2% 381 22.6 7.6% 18.9%
2016 803 17.6 28.3% 4.5% 384 24.2 3.1% 21.1%
2017 391 17.5 26.6% 2.6% 228 22.5 0.0% 12.3%
2018 602 17.7 24.1% 6.0% 392 23.6 0.8% 17.3%
2019 533 19.3 13.5% 9.0% 323 24.9 0.6% 21.4%
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