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Ian Desmond Biography
Ian Desmond is an American professional baseball infielder and outfielder for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He initially played for the Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers.
He is also a three-time Silver Slugger Award winner and a two-time MLB All-Star. While primarily a shortstop early in his career, Desmond began playing primarily left field, center field, and first base starting in 2016.
The Montreal Expos selected Desmond in the third round of the 2004 MLB draft (84th overall). He batted .227 with one home run and 27 RBIs for the Gulf Coast League Expos in 2004. He was second in the Gulf Coast League with 216 at-bats and fifth in stolen bases with 13.
Desmond played his first major league game on September 10, 2009. He had his first hit, a double, and RBI during his second at-bat. On March 28, 2010, after a solid spring training in which he led the team in RBIs, he was awarded the Nationals’ starting shortstop job, beating out incumbent Cristian Guzmán.
After rejecting a $15.8 million qualifying offer from the Nationals, he remained a free agent until February 29, 2016, when he signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Texas Rangers. Desmond was selected as an American League All-Star to represent the Rangers at the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in San Diego along with teammate Cole Hamels.
On December 13, 2016, he signed a five-year contract with the Colorado Rockies. On March 13, 2017, during a spring training game, Desmond was hit by a pitch on his left hand. The injury resulted in a metacarpal fracture, requiring surgery. He appeared in his first game for the Rockies on April 30 in left field, due to the strong play of first baseman Mark Reynolds.
Ian Desmond Age
Desmond was born on 20 September 1985. He is 33 years old as of 2018.
Ian Desmond Family | Ian Desmond Ethnicity – Ian Desmond Race | Ian Desmond Parents
Ian Desmond (Ian M. Desmond) was in Sarasota, Florida, United States. His mother is Pattie Paradise. Ian’s mother told her son he could do anything he wanted as long as he didn’t quit. In fact, it was Paradise who told Desmond and his three siblings, Nichole Desmond and his younger brother, Chris Charron, to never use the word “can’t” when it came to reaching their goals in life.
Ian Desmond Education
He is an alumnus of Sarasota High School.
Ian Desmond Nationality
His nationality is known to be American.
Ian Desmond Wife
In January 2010, Ian married his wife Chelsey, whom he met in the fifth grade.
Ian Desmond Children
The couple has four children together and the family resides in Sarasota, Florida.
Ian Desmond Career
The Montreal Expos designated him within the third spherical of the 2004 MLB draft (84th overall). Desmond batted .227 with one home run and twenty-seven RBIs for the Seacoast League Expos in 2004. He was second within the Seacoast League with 216 at-bats and fifth in purloined bases with thirteen. He had a .250 batting average with one home run and one tally in four games for Class-A Short-Season VT Expos.
In 2005, Desmond batted .247 with four home runs and 23 RBIs in 73 games for Class-A Savannah Sand Gnats. He added a career-high 20 stolen bases. Desmond had a .256 batting average with three home runs and 15 RBIs in 55 games for the Class-A Advanced Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League. At season’s finish, he was named the best defensive shortstop in the South Atlantic League (SAL) in Baseball America’s top tools survey of league managers. He was ranked as the 19th best prospect in the SAL by Baseball America. In 2006, Desmond batted .244 with a career-high nine home runs and 45 RBIs for Potomac.
He scored 50 runs and had 20 doubles in 92 games. He had a .182 batting average with no home runs and three RBIs for the Double-A Harrisburg Senators. He spent the 2007 season with Potomac and set career highs in home runs with 14, average with a .264 clip, on-base percentage with a .357 clip and doubles with 30. He slugged his first homer of the season on April 17. He went 3-for-5 with a home run, double, three RBIs and scored twice on April 20. He homered in consecutive games on July 28–29 and August 12–13. In 2008, Desmond competes for the capital of Pennsylvania and began the year there in 2009.
In his 3 months there, he batted .306 and, in June, was promoted to the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs. In fifty-five games with the Chiefs, he batted .354. When the conference season finished, he was referred to as up to the Nationals.
Ian Desmond Salary – Ian Desmond Contract | Ian Desmond Net Worth
The Colorado Rockies have agreed to terms on a deal with free agent Ian Desmond. The deal is five years and worth $70 million. Desmond will receive annual salaries of $8 million, $22 million, $15 million, $15 million and $8 million. The deal includes a $2 million buyout on a $15 million club option for 2022.