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Apr 18, 2024 0 0 0 0
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Ezequiel Duran emerged as a force for the Rangers and for fantasy managers in the first three months last season, slashing a robust .320/.361/.557 with 12 home runs over 233 plate appearances. The 24-year-old's over-aggressiveness eventually caught up to him, though, as he bottomed out from July on with a .225/.283/.310 line and just two homers in 59 contests. Duran's last start of the regular season came on Sept. 15 and he didn't play in the playoffs during the Rangers' run to the World Series. The poor finish puts Duran's future playing time in a precarious spot, although working in his favor is his ability to play all over the field. Duran has some loud tools, as his 96th percentile max exit velocity and 91st percentile sprint speed can attest. He's been a free swinger since his minor-league days, though, so it's fair to question whether he'll ever make enough contact for those tools to shine through.

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2024 12.51 2 1 4 1 .250
2023 2632.2 55 14 46 23 8 .276
2022 1182 25 5 25 12 4 .236
3y Avg. 194.52.2 40 10 36 18 6 .261
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Makes third straight start

    Duran started at designated hitter and went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Tigers. Duran made a third consecutive start and has hit safely in all three, going 4-for-12. Prior to this run, Duran's playing time was sporadic. The injury to third baseman Josh Jung (thumb) created an opportunity, but the lefty-hitting Josh Smith has been the main beneficiary.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Sitting Saturday vs. righty

    Duran is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs. Duran got the start at first base for the season opener Thursday against lefty Justin Steele (hamstring) and finished 1-for-3 with two strikeouts. With the Cubs starting right-hander Kyle Hendricks on Saturday, Jared Walsh will play first base and bat seventh.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Starts at first base

    Duran started at first base and went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Tuesday's spring game against Oakland. Duran got the start at first after a report earlier in the day indicated the Rangers' preference is to have Duran and Jared Walsh platoon at first base while Nathaniel Lowe (oblique) is on the injured list to start the season. If the Rangers are floating that, it could mean Duran would not be needed to cover shortstop for Corey Seager (groin), who has started swinging a bat and has not been ruled out for Opening Day.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Short-side platoon at first base?

    Duran could open the season in the short side of a platoon at first base with Jared Walsh while Nathaniel Lowe (oblique) is out, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports. Duran might be needed at shortstop instead if Corey Seager (groin) isn't ready, but for now there seems to be optimism Seager can avoid the injured list. The 24-year-old Duran saw action at six different positions for the Rangers in 2023, not including designated hitter, and will fill a utility role again when the rest of the roster is healthy.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Steals two bases

    Duran started at third base and went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases in Tuesday's spring game against the Mariners. Duran's getting a healthy dose of playing time and leads the Rangers with 26 plate appearances (.360/.385/.480). He's the steady fill-in at third base for Josh Jung (calf), who is due back at some point this month. Duran is expected to be on the Opening Day roster as a backup utility infielder.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Joins roster for World Series

    The Rangers added Duran to their World Series roster Tuesday, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. Duran will be added to the roster as a replacement for Adolis Garcia, who suffered an oblique injury on a swing during Game 3. Duran slashed .276/.324/.443 across 439 plate appearances during the regular season, but he has yet to register a plate appearance in the postseason and will likely be used off the bench during the final games of the Fall Classic.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Sitting in third straight

    Duran is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox. Duran is on the bench for the third straight game and is unlikely to recapture an everyday role over the final two weeks of the season after the Rangers activated Josh Jung (thumb) from the 10-day injured list Monday. After getting off to a hot start to the season at the plate, Duran is slashing just .224/.291/.314 with a 29.5 percent strikeout rate since the All-Star break.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Absent from lineup again

    Duran is not in the lineup for Monday's tilt versus the Astros. It's the second game in a row that Duran has yielded to Josh Smith at third base. Duran had gone 0-for-11 with four strikeouts in his previous three contests.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Gets Sunday off

    Duran is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins. Duran will get a maintenance day after he started at third base in each of the past seven games while going 7-for-23 with three walks, four runs and a stolen base. Josh Smith will fill in for Duran at the hot corner Sunday.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Takes seat Friday

    Duran is absent from the lineup Friday versus the Brewers. Mitch Garver will fill the DH role and Josh Smith will cover first base as the Rangers take on right-hander Brandon Woodruff. Duran, a right-handed hitter, has done most of his damage against lefties this season.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Fighting out of slump

    Duran went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Giants. Duran beat out an infield groundball to short, which enabled J.P. Martinez to score the tying run with two outs in the ninth inning. It was the second straight multi-hit effort for Duran, who is fighting out of a slump. The outfielder/infielder had hit .156 (10-for-64) over 21 games before going 6-for-11 during the three-game series against San Francisco.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Homer shy of cycle

    Duran went 3-for-4 with a triple, a double and two RBI in Saturday's 9-3 win over the Giants. Duran also had a sacrifice fly in the contest, but he came up a homer shy of the cycle. He was in the lineup at designated hitter for a second straight game after he was hit on the hand by a pitch Wednesday. Duran should maintain a near-everyday role at least until Jonah Heim (wrist) returns to action, which could push Mitch Garver into the DH spot more frequently. Duran is slashing .282/.328/.483 with 14 home runs, six stolen bases, 42 RBI, 44 runs scored, 18 doubles and two triples over 93 contests.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Starts at hot corner

    Duran started at third base and went 0-for-3 in Monday's 5-3 win over Oakland. Duran filled in at third base in the first game following Josh Jung's thumb injury. It was announced Monday that Jung will miss at least six weeks, and Duran is expected to be part of the fill-in solution along with Josh Smith. Duran's .514 OPS in 19 games since the All-Star break, however, stands in stark contrast to a productive first half when he posted an .870 OPS with 12 home runs and 35 RBI in 70 games.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Possible waiver wire pickups

    Duran has been sitting more often while batting just .161 (9 for 56) since the All-Star break and, indeed, was out of the lineup Sunday. But he came off the bench and homered in two plate appearances, taking the place of injured third baseman Josh Jung. Turns out Jung has a fractured thumb, which means the Rangers will need a fill-in third baseman for the next couple weeks. That's probably enough to move Duran back into the lineup on a full-time basis, and he may be your best choice to replace Jung in Fantasy as well. Despite his recent struggles, his xBA and xSLG are both around 80th percentile (.271 and .476, respectively), and of course, there's no better place to hit than the Rangers lineup, which provides ample run and RBI opportunities.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: On bench again Sunday

    Duran is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins. Duran has now hit the bench three times in five games and may be losing hold of a regular spot in the lineup while he's mustered an underwhelming .145/.230/.218 slash line in 17 games since the All-Star break. Robbie Grossman will serve as the Rangers' designated hitter for a third game in a row and could end up serving as the primary replacement for Duran if the latter fails to show much improvement at the plate in the next handful of contests.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Sitting again Thursday

    Duran remains out of the lineup Thursday versus the White Sox. Duran sat Wednesday in favor of Mitch Garver getting a turn at designated hitter, and it'll be Corey Seager filling the DH role for the Rangers in Thursday's matinee. Josh Smith is playing shortstop. Seager's swift return from a thumb sprain could continue to muddy Duran's path toward regular playing time.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Gets breather Wednesday

    Duran is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the White Sox. Duran takes a seat after going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Tuesday night against Chicago. Travis Jankowski, Leody Taveras and Adolis Garcia will start across the outfield for the Rangers on Wednesday, with Mitch Garver filling the designated hitter role. Sam Huff is catching.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Sitting Saturday

    Duran isn't in the Rangers' lineup Saturday against the Padres. Duran is slashing just .154/.250/.256 across 44 plate appearances since the All-Star break, so he'll take Saturday off to regroup. Josh Smith will start at shortstop in Duran's place and bat ninth.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Filling in at shortstop

    Duran started at shortstop and went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 8-4 win over the Dodgers. Duran made a second consecutive start at short and 28th of the season, as Corey Seager (thumb) is on the injured list. Duran has been chilly since coming back from the All-Star break. He entered Sunday 2-for-18 with nine strikeouts over six games.
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  • Rangers' Ezequiel Duran: Stays hot Wednesday

    Duran went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and an additional RBI in Wednesday's victory over the Tigers. Duran has multiple hits in four straight contests and eight of his last 10 starts. He's hit a home run in back-to-back games against the Tigers and collected eight extra-base hits, five RBI and eight runs during his 10-game hot streak. While he's been on another level recently, Duran has been a steady contributor all season for the Rangers, slashing .322/.364/.555 with 11 home runs, 33 RBI and 33 runs scored across 61 games (225 plate appearances). The 24-year-old can play infield or outfield, but he appears to have solidified himself as Texas' primary left fielder moving forward.
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