17 HR and 37 doubles are not occasional. Thats a lot in comparison to other 2B.
Lombo had a .317 OBP last year. When all you're bringing to the table is getting on base and you can't even do that 35% of the time, you're simply not a starter.
the slash line that matters most is .067/.176/.067 Clutch is a meaningless term, and so is choking, but Espinosa is streaky as hell and when he's cold, he's awful