2. Ezequiel Duran
Duran is another guy filling in for an injured superstar. Duran made the roster out of spring training, but mostly sat on the bench for the first two and a half weeks. I sent out the tweet below on April 18th. Prior to this day he was not playing regularly. He had only played one full game. He was being used as a pinch hitter or pinch runner. He did get two hits that day and has been in the lineup nearly every day since. He has taken over as the starting shortstop in Corey Seager's absence. In that time he has a .310 batting average, five home runs, 14 RBI's, He has played so well that Bochy has said that even with Seager being back he will still get regular playing time. He will likely still play some shortstop, some left field, and some DH. Whatever Bochy has to do to make sure he can stay in the lineup. As he showed last night having his bat in the lineup is better than not. He came up last night after the Braves scored three runs in the eighth and hit a powerful home run to the second deck in left field to provide some insurance and the Rangers were able to close out the 7-4 win.