Fantasy Baseball: Five Most Disappointing Hitters
By Dave Holcomb
Jun 6, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond (20) reacts after striking out to end the seventh inning against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park. The Chicago Cubs won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
SS Ian Desmond, Washington Nationals
After three straight years of 20-plus home runs and 91 RBI in 2014, Desmond was a third-round pick in 10-team leagues.
The shortstop, however, is only on pace for 12 home runs and is hitting a career low .233. He is also only on pace for 43 RBI. Part of the problem is the inconsistent Nationals offense, but plenty of blame can be given to Desmond as well.
To make matters worse, Desmond was a 20-base stealer the last four years, yet this season, he has just one stolen base through 61 games.