wRC+ Desmond And The Nats Not Looking Good Right Now

How bad is Ian Desmond hitting this season.  Based on his 78 wRC+, which means 22% bellow the average MLB player, not good.  Usually, Shortstops are a light hitting position group, but this year Desmond’s slump is all that more difficult because so many players are having such a good year.  Desmond is ranked 19 of the 24 eligible hitters.  Even Jeter is hitting better than Desmond.  Also, check out the year Tulowitzki’s  is having.  Last year Desmond had a wRC+ of 116 and ranked 3rd in his position group.

# Name Team wRC+
1 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies 224
2 Jhonny Peralta Cardinals 132
3 Alexei Ramirez White Sox 126
4 Brandon Crawford Giants 125
5 Hanley Ramirez Dodgers 121
6 Jed Lowrie Athletics 119
7 Jimmy Rollins Phillies 118
8 Starlin Castro Cubs 109
9 Asdrubal Cabrera Indians 109
10 Alcides Escobar Royals 106
11 Xander Bogaerts Red Sox 105
12 Erick Aybar Angels 103
13 Jonathan Villar Astros 93
14 Andrelton Simmons Braves 90
15 Yunel Escobar Rays 87
16 Adeiny Hechavarria Marlins 87
17 Derek Jeter Yankees 85
18 Elvis Andrus Rangers 81
19 Ian Desmond Nationals 78

Here are the Nats Team numbers so far this year.  Werth and Rendon are the only 2 players hitting above the league average of 100 not on the 15 day DL.

Name wRC+
Ryan Zimmerman 186
Adam LaRoche 160
Jayson Werth 139
Anthony Rendon 115
Bryce Harper 115
Tyler Moore 99
Kevin Frandsen 95
Danny Espinosa 89
Jose Lobaton 84
Ian Desmond 78
Denard Span 70
Sandy Leon 53
Nate McLouth 32

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