Ian Desmond
CF | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 217LBS | Age: 37

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 482 443 64 113 20 65 3 .255 .310 .479 .789
11 Seasons 5944 5442 724 1432 181 711 181 .263 .315 .427 .742
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .255 20 65 3 .789
11 Seasons .263 181 711 181 .742

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 .481 .328 .340 .427 42.5 24.7 7.1
Player 10462 1873 133 7.1 4.8 90.2 114.4 4.1 27.8 .240 .396 .316 .304 .374 41.1 25.0 7.2
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 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, 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 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 .278 .435 .330 41.6
2019 Slider 0.8 2 312 17.0 91 .235 .482 .341 44.3 36.3 26.6 .219 .395 .285 38.5
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 -0.7 -1 154 8.4 42 .268 .366 .286 26.4 28.6 27.3 .250 .361 .269 41.4
2019 Changeup -0.7 -1 141 7.7 47 .273 .591 .402 25.0 12.8 14.3 .371 .715 .465 28.9
2019 Splitter -6.5 -2 30 1.6 10 .000 .000 .000 52.9 50.0 38.5 .103 .139 .104 40.0
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 0.1 0 423 18.2 121 .245 .445 .334 39.5 26.4 21.8 .259 .446 .329 42.5
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 1 144 6.2 43 .205 .359 .315 23.9 18.6 20.5 .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
2017 4-Seamer 0.2 1 560 40.8 129 .298 .386 .344 19.7 20.9 20.8 .244 .343 .301 43.2
2017 Slider -1.3 -3 266 19.4 74 .229 .271 .232 44.7 28.4 22.6 .189 .273 .208 23.5
2017 Sinker -0.8 -2 241 17.6 65 .250 .317 .297 14.7 16.9 23.9 .220 .262 .247 22.4
2017 Cutter -0.7 -1 122 8.9 39 .243 .378 .290 24.2 25.6 25.6 .193 .261 .219 25.9
2017 Curveball 3.8 4 106 7.7 37 .361 .611 .423 31.5 27.0 25.6 .281 .371 .291 30.8
2017 Changeup -0.1 0 69 5.0 24 .278 .444 .321 45.9 33.3 34.8 .217 .381 .304 23.1
2017 Splitter -2.9 0 7 0.5 2 .500 .500 .450 25.0 0.0 0.0 .560 .660 .533 50.0
! 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 6 -19 9 8 4
2011 635 2,314 -18 -14 7 7 -18
2012 563 1,895 12 -2 6 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 9 -7
2016 689 2,618 5 -12 11 8 13
2017 372 1,379 -6 -7 5 7 -1
2018 635 2,390 -4 -12 14 9 7
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 67.8 80.5 33.1 51.1 44.7 41.8 49.9 28.8 7.6 77.7
2016 2,572 52.6 62.2 80.8 29.1 51.8 42.8 30.3 46.5 27.4 7.8 65.0
2017 1,373 50.3 68.3 80.3 26.6 51.9 40.3 33.2 47.6 27.5 8.9 74.6
2018 2,322 49.5 69.9 78.9 27.2 50.5 46.2 37.0 48.3 28.8 7.5 82.3
2019 1,830 46.8 68.4 82.1 26.2 51.8 43.6 27.2 46.0 26.2 6.6 79.3
Player 10,462 49.7 67.0 80.4 28.7 51.4 43.8 34.3 47.7 27.8 7.6 75.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 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 96 79 4 46 13 24 90
2016 42 50 53 48 33 74 59 80 85 86 26 25 23 49 88
2017 2 9 2 4 5 7 13 42 84 25 27 24 24 53 67 19
2018 26 17 30 42 22 61 50 74 84 79 33 50 21 56 76 8
2019 59 70 71 66 43 65 73 79 91 71 30 30 39 68 64 3
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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 22.1 0 11 18 7 31.8
2017 21.7 7 3.9 3 3 2 2 28.6
2018 21.4 22 17.1 5 7 15 8 36.4
2019 21.9 20 17.8 2 10 9 11 55.0
Player 21.4 71 60.8 10 31 44 28 39.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 22 24 23 20 22 25 19 24 22 18 25 27 15 14 19 24 23 29 18 20 28 14 19 24 25 23 29 20 18 20 31
2017 7 2 6 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 7 5 2 4 4 5 2 4 3 4 6 4 3 4 4 4 3 2 2 4 5
2018 22 23 16 14 14 21 13 23 15 12 18 19 10 13 16 18 13 23 16 17 19 18 16 15 22 19 23 11 15 15 26
2019 20 22 17 17 15 18 16 21 17 16 20 19 13 13 14 20 15 22 15 16 20 16 14 17 22 19 22 15 21 18 24
Player 71 71 62 55 55 68 53 71 58 49 70 70 40 44 53 67 53 78 52 57 73 52 52 60 73 65 77 48 56 57 86
! 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 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 90.8 90.7 -0.1 87.6 -3.1 90.1 2.5 0.8
Launch Angle 6.4 4.8 -1.6 0 -4.8 .1 0.1 8.6
Barrel % 6.9 7.5 0.6 2.7 -4.8 7 4.3 3.4
Hard Hit % 41.1 43.6 2.5 31.3 -12.3 43.2 11.9 -0.7
Sweet Spot % 25.9 28.4 2.5 22.5 -5.9 28.5 6 3.9
xBA .218 .258 0.04 .227 -0.031 .228 0.001 0.042
BA .233 .285 0.052 .274 -0.011 .236 -0.038 0.019
xwOBA .286 .319 0.033 .265 -0.054 .303 0.038 0.037
wOBA .294 .336 0.042 .305 -0.031 .315 0.01 0.013
xSLG .362 .424 0.062 .312 -0.112 .384 0.072 0.097
SLG .384 .446 0.062 .375 -0.071 .422 0.047 0.057
K% 29.2 23.6 -5.6 23.3 -0.3 23.6 0.3 1.1
BB% 7 6.5 -0.5 6.4 -0.1 8.6 2.2 -1.5
Swing % 49.9 46.5 -3.4 47.6 1.1 48.3 0.7 -2.3
Whiff% 28.8 27.4 -1.4 27.5 0.1 28.8 1.3 -2.6
In Zone % 48.5 52.6 4.1 50.3 -2.3 49.5 -0.8 -2.7
Out of Zone % 51.5 47.4 -4.1 49.7 2.3 50.5 0.8 2.7
Out of Zone Swing % 33.1 29.1 -4 26.6 -2.5 27.2 0.6 -1
First Pitch Swing % 41.8 30.3 -11.5 33.2 2.9 37 3.8 -9.8
First Pitch Strike % 65.8 65.9 0.1 60.9 -5 65.4 4.5 -4.9
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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

Pitch Tempo

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