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Ian Desmond is Back- Should He be in Your Lineup?

By DKL Staff - 7 years ago in MLB News

Ian Desmond

Ian Desmond

Ian Desmond, who got picked up by the Colorado Rockies in the offseason, finally returned from the 10-day disabled list, and is a guy that should be on everyone’s radar as the season continues.

In his 2016 campaign, Desmond slashed .285 with 22 homeruns, 107 RBIs, and 21 stolen bases. This year he moves into a hitter’s friendly ball park in Coors Field, and will look to be one of the top baseball players this year. So far in Desmond’s return off the DL, he is slashing .357, with two homeruns, and one stolen base in three games. Yes, he played the struggling San Diego Padres, but when he returns to Coors Field for a home stand, watch out. He may put up some crazy numbers hitting in the five spot behind Blackmon, LeMahieu, Arenado, and Gonzalez. That hand sure does not look like it is bothering him anymore, which means the 31 year-old right hander should be owned in all fantasy leagues at this point.

Ian Desmond

Is Ian Desmond A Good DFS Play?

Absolutely. Ian Desmond is coming off a fantastic 2016 campaign, and is now being slotted behind better hitters so his RBI numbers are going to skyrocket as the season progresses. In addition, he plays at Coors Field half of the season, so definitely lock him in your lineups any time he is playing there. Desmond is one of my favorite players in terms of DFS because he does it all- he can steal bases, hit consistently, hit the long ball, and bats in the top half of the order. Ian Desmond is going to be a player that bats around .290, with 25+ homeruns, and 20+ stolen bases as the season progresses, bearing no setbacks. Desmond is the complete package, so never be afraid of playing him against any opponent this year especially if the Rockies are playing at home.

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