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Healthy Desmond looking to rebound in '18

While first base remains part of his profile -- something manager Bud Black believes he can do capably because of his athletic ability -- Ian Desmond has spent most of the offseason preparing to play left field. Desmond hopes to truly bring all his gifts, athletic and otherwise, to the Rockies this season in ways that he couldn't last year because of injuries.

Spin: Three trips to the disabled list limited him to just 95 games -- the fewest in any of the eight complete years he has spent on a Major League roster, and something he'd rather not repeat. Desmond suffered a fractured left hand when hit by a pitch during Spring Training and missed the first month, then endured disabled list placements July 3-16 and July 28-Aug. 28 because of a recurring right calf strain. A shortstop with the Nationals from 2009-15 before becoming an outfielder with the Rangers in 2016, Desmond brings a versatility that allows the Rockies roster flexibility. As the roster stands, Desmond gives the Rockies a chance to see for sure if Ryan McMahon -- the team's No. 3 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline -- is ready to take first base. The Rockies also have David Dahl, Raimel Tapia and Mike Tauchman, all with big league experience and upside, trying to break into the outfield.

Brandon Belt (1B, SF) - 2018 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~240 CURRENT ADP:299 ANALYSIS:San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt missed the final two months of the 2017 season with a concussion, his fourth of his career, yet stillremains a solid option in 2018. Belt was on his way to a nice season before landing on the disabled list,posting 18 home runs... Read More





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Own/Start Breakdown

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Own:
53.85%
-35.04 compared to last week
Start:
59.52%
-2.98 compared to last week
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Own:
38.46%
-61.54 compared to last week
Start:
33.33%
+11.9 compared to last week

Expert Consensus

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33rd

27th

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Player Breakdowns

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AVGHRRBIROBPSLGSBFSP
.27474047.326.375153.11
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Overview

  • He is eligible to play multiple positions including: LF 1B . However, he plays LF most often.
  • Experts rank this player at 33rd among OF's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 103rd.
  • The current leader among OF's is Giancarlo Stanton
  • He is doing dreadful lately. If he is star player then he should rebound.

Trending Batting Stats

  • Ranked 218th in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.312
  • Ranked 232nd in batting average with 0.258
  • Not overly impressive with on base percentage currently ranked 189th with 0.336
  • Not too impressive with slugging percentage currently ranked 378th with 0.350
  • Not too impressive with on base plus slugging currently ranked 327th with 0.686
  • Not very impressive in steals and is currently ranked 415th with 5
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 396th in RBI with 14
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 393rd in runs scored with 16
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: -0.011, OBP: -0.009, HRs: -15, RBI: -46, Runs: -60, Wlks: -20, Stls: -6,
AVGHRRBIROBPSLGSBFSP
.241185163.355.46923.49
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Overview

  • Experts rank this player at 27th among 1B's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 38th.
  • The current leader among 1B's is Joey Votto
  • He should be doing a bit better than this. Look for him to bounce back.
  • In the past two weeks he has had an awful lot of time off. Either he isn"t an every day player or he is coming back from an injury of some sort. I suggest checking out his news page to get a closer look.

Trending Batting Stats

  • Ranked 102nd in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.351
  • Ranked 211th in batting average with 0.262
  • Top 35 on base percentage and is currently ranked 35th with 0.392
  • Not too impressive with slugging percentage currently ranked 101st with 0.488
  • Top 75 in on base plus slugging and is currently ranked 64th with 0.880
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 451st in RBI with 9
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 369th in runs scored with 18
  • Decline in numbers lately by 3 PPG.
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: -0.034, OBP: -0.039, HRs: +1, RBI: -31, Runs: -14, Wlks: -38, Stls: +2,
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Injury Status

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No Injury Reported

No Injury Reported



Scheduled Matchups

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Player Rating

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3.11

3.49

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Trust Rating

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66%

70%

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Start/Sit Decision

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Sit

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Start 80% Certainty

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