3 popular former SF Giants players who are still in the playoffs
2. Houston Astros infielder Mauricio Dubón
Giants fans had hoped that Mauricio Dubón would carve out a role with San Francisco but it just did not happen. The 29-year-old grew up a Giants fan and had a personality to cheer for during his time in the orange and black.
In parts of four seasons, the right-handed bat registered a .259/.302/.396 line (89 OPS+) with the Giants. San Francisco asked him to work out in center field and he adapted to the position with ease. Though, they had hoped he would be able to produce more with the bat. Plus, the emergence of Thairo Estrada nudged him off of the roster.
In May of 2022, the Giants shipped him to the Houston Astros in an ill-fated move for a catching prospect. That move has paid off nicely for Houston as Dubón has played a pretty important role for an Astros team is one win away from the ALCS.
The 2023 season was his best one yet as he tallied a .720 OPS with 10 home runs while filling in admirably with José Altuve on the injured list. The versatile glove continued to find playing time even after Altuve returned thanks to his ability to handle multiple positions well.