Baseball Prospectus | Future Shock: Nationals Top 11 Prospects
"The Good: The Nationals have predicted a breakout for Desmond for years, and he finally showed why in 2009. He fits the mold of the modern big, athletic shortstop with gap power, a tick above average speed, plus range and a rocket for an arm.
The Bad: Scouts have had five years of watching Desmond struggle until 2009, so not everyone completely trusts his breakthrough. His approach remains overly aggressive, as he looks to attack early and finds himself behind in the count. He frustrates scouts defensively with his ability to make good plays and then boot routine ones."
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