Throughout the 2019 season injuries have hindered the Pittsburgh Pirates. While the injured list has increased young players such as Elias Diaz have shined. The Bucs catcher entered the season, as Francisco Cervelli’s backup, however, Cervelli has been limited to thirty-five games due to concussion issues. When the veteran backstop has been healthy, he has struggled mightily with a .193 average. In his absence, Diaz has been given more playing time than expected and thrived.