Elvis Andrus has taken plenty of due criticism this season.
That criticism has come from media, fans and even his own manager from time to time like on Friday night when Ron Washington repeatedly said a player of Andrus' caliber "had to" get bunts down when called upon.
Just like Wash has, at times this season, said a player of Andrus' caliber "has to make that play" or "can't make that play."
Andrus has a career-high 25 errors this season. So yeah, at times, it hasn't been pretty for the 23-year-old shortstop.
But as of late, Andrus has quietly been one of the Rangers best players.
He's in the midst of a 12-game hitting streak and has raised his average to .282 with a week and a half left in the season to go with his 94 runs and 35 stolen bases.
During that 12-game stretch, he's hitting .360 (18-for-50) with a home run, six doubles, five walks, nine RBIs and 11 runs scored.
The errors have also basically disappeared compared to earlier in the season.
Things are looking good for Andrus, and it couldn't be coming at a better time for a guy who exploded on to the national scene last postseason.