Ian Desmond

HS Grad 2004
Age 32 and 8 mos
Age on 2004 Draft 18 and 8 mos
Position(s) MIF  3B, OF
Ht/Wt 6-2, 185 lb
School  Sarasota Christian
Hometown  Sarasota, FL USA
Summer Team 
Fall Team 
MLB Debut 
Nationals Sep 09, 2009
MLB Draft 
Round 3 by Nationals in 2004
National Rank - Class of 2004
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Position - MIF
FL State Rank - Class of 2004
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Position - MIF

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4 yr Commitment
South Florida

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Latest Showcase Report
2004 World Showcase   Jan 10, 2004
PG Grade: 10
Desmond is a very impressive athlete who is very close to becoming a premium prospect and a high draft choice. He’s undoubtedly one of the top defensive players in the country. Desmond had the best infield arm strength at the Showcase, registering 91 mph from shortstop and has smooth infield actions. Although he’s tall and angular at 6-2, 185, he moves well at shortstop and ran 6.79 in the 60. We’ve seen him play all 4 infield positions and even right field during the last 6 months and he’s excellent at all of them. It would be tempting to project him at third base because of his highly projectable frame, but he might just be able to stay at shortstop because of that rifle arm. Desmond’s bat is what will define him as a draft prospect over the next 6 months. He had an excellent batting practice in Fort Myers, showing above average bat speed and good hand quickness. His game approach tends to be longer to the ball and he hasn’t shown the kind of extension that most great power hitters have. Still he projects to hit with power down the road. Ian is a solid student who has signed to attend South Florida. Scouts need to get a real good look at him this spring. He has Big League potential.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 6.80 sec
91.39% Rank
best 6.29  avg 7.30
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 6.29  avg 7.39
 (2004 class)
IF 91 mph
99.42% Rank
best 91  avg 78
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 91  avg 77
 (2004 class)
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