Ian Desmond

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Full Name Ian Desmond
Age 35 Years Old
Nick Name Ian
Gender Male
Famous As Baseball Player
Birth Date September 20th, 1985
Birth Place Sarasota, Florida

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About Ian Desmond; Baseball Player

An American professional baseballer, 'Ian Desmond' was born on 20th September 1985. Aside from information, Ian Desmond is the 12993rd most famous American and ranks 4th in famous people born in Sarasota, Florida, U.S. He plays as baseball infielder and outfielder for the 'Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball' (MLB). Ian is a three-time 'Silver Slugger Award' and two-time 'MLB All-Star' winner. Desmond had played for the Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers. Nowadays, he is one of the most famous and most trending personalities in different social media. Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond, saying he's not comfortable with the risks involved with the COVID-19 pandemic, and citing the need to be with his young family, announced he will not play major league baseball in 2020. In a long, heartfelt Instagram post published Monday night, Desmond, 34, talked about racial strife in America, lack of opportunity for young baseball players, and his desire to be with his family. "The COVID-19 pandemic has made this baseball season one that is a risk that I am not comfortable taking," he wrote at the end of his post. Desmond was born in Sarasota, Florida, U.S. Nationality of Ian is American and his ethnicity is American-White. He used to celebrate his birthday on September 20 of every year. He had celebrated his 35th birthday till now as of 2019. His race color is white. Whereas, the full name of Ian is 'Ian M. Desmond'. He has a younger brother, Chris Charron regarding his siblings. Ian and fellow major league player 'Josh Roenicke' are brother- in- law and the sister 'Nikki' but he has not mentioned details about his father in social media till now as his mother name is 'Pattie Paradise'. He is qualified from an alumnus of 'Sarasota High School'. Zodiac sign of Desmond is Virgo who is typically known as straight forward and honest. Ian used to play as Center Fielder in-game. Scroll down to get more information about his full biography, net worth, personal life, family details, wife, salary, career, stats, contract, injury, birthday, wiki, age, and more.

Ian Desmond, a famous baseballer

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Ian Desmond's Baseball Career

  • Desmond was selected by Montreal Expos in the third round of the 2004 MLB draft (84th overall). 
  • In the year 2004, he batted .227 with one home run and 27 RBIs for the Gulf Coast League Expos.
  • He batted .247 with four home runs and 23 RBIs in 73 games for Class-A Savannah Sand Gnats in 2005. 
  • He was ranked as the 19th best prospect in the SAL by 'Baseball America'.
  • He batted .244 with a career-high nine home runs and 45 RBIs for Potomac in 2006. 
  • 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 played for Harrisburg in 2008 and started the year there in 2009. 
  • After the minor league season ended, he was called up to the Nationals.
  • Ian played his first major league game on 10th September 2009. 
  • He becomes only the second player ever by following that up with a 4-for-4 game (along with Guy Sturdy of the 1927 St. Louis Browns) for recording at least six hits and four RBI in his first two games as a major leaguer.
  • On 28th March 2010, after best spring training, Desmond was awarded the Nationals' starting shortstop job, beating out incumbent 'Cristian Guzman'. 
  •  Ian switched his uniform number to 20 at the beginning of the 2012 season to honor Frank Robinson.
  • He was selected for the '2012 All-Star Game' which was his first such selection.
  • On September 24, he became the first Nationals player since 2006 to join the 20 home run-20 steal club when he stole his 20th base.
  • Ian had already hit 24 home runs and was awarded a 'Silver Slugger' for his offensive prowess in 2012.
  • By the encouragement of manager 'Davey Johnson’, he became a very aggressive hitter.
  • In 2014 Ian won his third 'Straight Silver Slugger' at shortstop.
  • At season's end, Ian was named the best defensive shortstop in the 'South Atlantic League' (SAL) in Baseball America's top tools survey of league managers.
  • Desmond was teammates with outfielder 'Bryce Harper' on the Nationals from 2012 to 2015.
  • He remained a free agent until 29 February 2016 after rejecting a $15.8 million qualifying offer from the Nationals, when he signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Texas Rangers.
  • He 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. 
  • He finished the 2016 season with a batting average of .285, 22 home runs, and 86 RBIs.
  • He batted .236/.307/.422. For the 2018 season, he had the highest ground ball percentage of all major league hitters (62.0%) in 2018. 
  • He hit .255 with 20 home runs and 65 RBI in 140 games in 2019. 
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ian chose to opt for the 2020 MLB season.

Awards won by Ian Desmond

  • Breakout Hitter of the Year (GIBBY Finalist) in 2012
  • The Silver Slugger Award (National League 2012)
  • The Silver Slugger Award (2013)
  • The Silver Slugger Award (2014)

Ian Desmon's Wife; Chelsey Edwards

Ian Desmond with his wife, Chelsey Desmond and kids

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American professional baseballer Desmond was married to his wife 'Chelsey Edwards' in January 2010. He met his wife when he was in the fifth grade. The couple of Desmond and Chelsey have four children together. When his first baby was born, he became one of the first players to claim paternity leave, which had just been introduced to MLB. Till the date, his relationship status is very nice and hope it will remain in the future too. He is related to 'Vilvo Desmond', which is a Canadian civil rights activist. Ian is also a national spokesperson for the 'Children's Tumor Foundation'. He is straight by sexual orientation.

Ian Desmond's Net Worth 

'Colorado Rockies' has agreed on a deal with free-agent Ian in which the deal is for five years and worth $70 million. He will receive his salaries $8 million, $22 million, $15 million and $8 million annually which best income for him and in coming years it will be surely increased. The deal includes a $2 million buyout on a $15 million club option for 2022. His net worth is $50 Million as of 2020. His annual salaries are mostly in millions of dollars. The source of income of Desmond in from the Baseball game.

Body Measurement of Ian Desmond

As an American professional Baseballer, the height of Ian Desmond is about 1.88m. But up to the date, the hair color, eye color, weight, and more are unknown of Ian. He has not also given information about his size of chest, biceps, hip, etc. The body structure of Ian is athletic. Till now, he is healthy, fit, and fine.