If the New York Yankees are going to make yet another deep postseason run, some of their under-the-radar players are going to need to step up.
Names like C.C. Sabathia, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez are some of the first that come to mind when discussing the Bronx Bombers. However, production from those guys is expected.
And World Series championships aren’t won without a team effort.
David Freese demonstrated that last season when he stepped up for the Cardinals in the postseason. With names like Albert Pujols and Matt Holiday leading the charge for St. Louis, it was Freese taking home the MVP at the conclusion of the Fall Classic.
So, with the season winding down, it is time to take a look at this year’s Yankee roster.
It is time to determine which lower-profile players are going to shine on the biggest stage and propel New York to its 28th World Series championship.
Here are a few names that could be critical to Yankee success in the playoffs: