A number of players go through their MLB career as average performers who get attention every now and then. There are some players, however, that have been able to step up when they were needed in big games and big series.
Average players have put in some incredible postseason performances over the years. Pitchers have gone out and had the outings of their careers in the biggest games that they have pitched in. A number of hitters have seemingly caught fire at the right time and dominated the postseason.
The following are some of the players that were average throughout their career that came up big when they were needed the most. Some appeared in a few All-Star Games, but they were never thought of as stars. They did shine when they were placed in the spotlight in big games, though.