These unsung heroes may surprise in The Division series
Every October, it seems that some players pop up out of nowhere and make a big difference. In the wild card round, it’s Trent Grisham in San Diego. Last year, it was Atlanta’s Eddie Rosario.
Who will be in the divisional series? We asked eight of our beat reporters about their picks.
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Braves: Travis d 41; Arnold
Dodgers: Will Smith
Mookie Betts, Trea Turner and Freddie Freeman get all the attention in the Dodgers lineup and well deserved . All three are All-Stars and elite players at their respective positions. But Will Smith will be key for the Dodgers in October. Smith has established himself as one of the — if not the best — hitters in the major leagues. Due to the focus on the “Big Three”, most people probably don’t appreciate Smith’s stellar performance, posting a .311 since2021 since the start of the OPS season. He will have a chance to show it next month. —
Given the collective inexperience of its roster, a team with many unsung hero candidates is inexperienced and it’s easy to turn to…well, the least experienced. Brennan only His major league game: regular season and playoffs so far. But There’s a reason the Guards want to make him a playoff roster with only two weeks left: Because they believe that a dizzying array of players in the minor leagues this season can come to the fore in the majors.
Between double A and triple A this year, cloth Lennan hit.311 .612 operate. He joined the Guardians and settled down immediately, heading to 04-for-42 (.176), of which there are eight RBIs game. While facing a pitcher like Gerrit Cole isn’t an easy task for a rookie, Brennan could be Cleveland’s opponent of right-handed pitching this series. —
How could it be after his victorious hero made Seattle’s epic comeback to win a wild card series What about the rest? Frazier’s disappointing first season with the Mariners hit. 238/.176/.301 with a .612 OPS is 167from850, when he was an All-Star. But the roster is clean this time of year, and Frazier recently talked about being the first team to win since college. Sometimes this extra motivation can go a long way. —
Suarez is a little known middle rescuer with something important. After six years of Japanese domination, he signed with the Padres in the offseason, and that success has translated into the majors. Suarez was hit hard on the opening day but has dominated since then. He sent a 1 in the second half. 23 times. Manager Bob Melvin said: “He was a godsend for us and this that’s just a good sign for AJ [Preller] to make a People surpass you)Not sure about the answer, no Haven’t pitched here before – and he acted beautifully for us .” —
This was a huge confidence boost for Dominguez , and maybe a little more confidence in (newly expanded) Phillies manager Rob Thomson. Because if Dominguez reverts to his former form, it would give Thomson another strong late pick, which would mean a lot for the Phillies. —
While Cleveland may not be familiar with Cabrera, Yankees fans quickly developed a strong interest in Cabrera. 04 Old Venezuelan product. New York will likely start Cabrera in left field early in the playoffs, with Harrison Budd in center and Aaron Judge in right field. Look for Cabrera to contribute a big knock or a jumping steal at some point. —