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Nationals | Ian Desmond dropped to seventh

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 08:16:04 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond has been dropped back down to seventh in the order for Game 1 of the doubleheader Sunday, June 28, against the Philadelphia Phillies and RHP Kevin Correia.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) continues to struggle at the plate, and he should be avoided against most right-handed pitchers. Against Correia, Desmond can be used in GPP tournaments.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond coming around?

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:14:33 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a 7-0 win over the Atlanta Braves Thursday, June 25, and manager Matt Williams said he was encouraged by the performance. "The (homer) the other way and the ball through the middle are really good signs," Williams said. "It means he's staying on it, seeing it good. Hope that'll get him hot and get him rolling."

Fantasy Tip: Despite Williams' optimism, Desmond ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is still hitting just .224 on the year. You can afford to wait until he strings together a few more big games before using him at FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond out of lineup

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:20:56 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 23. 2B Danny Espinosa is starting at the 6 and hitting sixth against Atlanta Braves SP Alex Wood.

Fantasy Tip: Espinosa ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is worth a peek as a sleeper play at a low cost tonight, as he's hitting .356 (16-for-45) with two of his six home runs from the right side of the plate against lefties in 2015.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar scratched Saturday

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:54:37 -0700

Washington Nationals INF Yunel Escobar (stomach) has been scratched from the starting lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, June 20, because of a stomach bug. As a result, SS Ian Desmond will start at shortstop and bat seventh, with INF Danny Espinosa, who was originally scheduled to play shortstop, moving over to second base. OF Bryce Harper has been moved up to the No. 3 spot in the batting order, with C Wilson Ramos now batting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Remove Escobar ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) from all fantasy lineups. Desmond ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) only has nine hits in 63 at-bats this month and should be avoided in FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond not starting Saturday

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:04:37 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond remains out of the starting lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, June 20. INF Danny Espinosa will play shortstop and bat sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) finds himself riding the pine for the second consecutive game, so remove him from all fantasy lineups. Espinosa ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has been solid at the plate of late, going 11-for-30 (.367) with two RBIs over the last seven days.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond sitting vs. Pirates

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:25:24 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond is not in the starting line Friday, June 19. 2B Danny Espinosa is starting at shortstop and batting sixth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners will want to replace Desmond ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) in their lineups where they're able. To date, his .224/.269/.346 slash line is a considerable let down, and he also isn't stealing bases this season -- just one thus far in 2015. The Nationals have a slew of injuries, and while Espinosa ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has been solid (.939 OPS over his past 13 games), it is a tough matchup. Plus, he has been maddeningly feast or famine at the dish this season.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond out Thursday

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:24:28 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond is resting Thursday, June 11, against the Milwaukee Brewers. 2B Danny Espinosa will start at shortstop and hit sixth in the order against RHP Matt Garza.

Fantasy Tip: Espinosa ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) has eight home runs on the season, as he continues to benefit from a .218 ISO. Espinosa went 3-for-5 with a double and a home run Wednesday, and he's a solid, moderately priced option while riding a hot streak.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond dropped to sixth

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:22:48 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond was dropped to sixth in the batting order against Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta Thursday, June 4, with 2B Anthony Rendon returning to the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) wasn't all that attractive on FantasyScore to begin with, even hitting second in the batting order. Now that he's down in the lineup for the foreseeable future with Rendon back, it'll drop his value even more.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond demoted in the lineup

Fri, 08 May 2015 12:41:18 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond is batting seventh against the Atlanta Braves Friday, May 8.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) batted second Wednesday, May 6, and he has hit in the two-hole 13 of 29 games this season. He has hit sixth or seventh in his other 16 starts, and it appears that when healthy, the Nationals consider him best suited in the lower half of the order. At his cap hit, FantasyScore players will want to limit their Desmond usage to when he lands in plus-matchups.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond snaps skid

Sat, 02 May 2015 21:18:43 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a 1-0 win over the New York Mets Saturday, May 2, snapping an 0-for-29 stretch at the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) is hitting just .222 on the year with one homer and five RBIs. He shouldn't be anywhere near your lineup at FantasyScore at his current price.

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