Players Who Single-Handedly Carried Their Fantasy Baseball Teams to Titles

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Players Who Single-Handedly Carried Their Fantasy Baseball Teams to Titles
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MLB's regular season has come to a close, which means another year of fantasy baseball is in the books. 

Did you take home the title this year? Congrats, champ. It takes a real trooper to stick it out through a 162-game season. This isn't fantasy football—luck plays only a minimal role here. 

Odds are, you put in a borderline insane amount of hours to take home the crown, and now you get to reap the benefits until next year's draft. 

Of course, when you're sitting there drooling over your team's final stats after championship week—basking in the sweet aroma of your own fantasy baseball managing excellence—there's always one player's enormous line that sticks out the most.

The one. 

Baseball is a team sport, and fantasy baseball is no different, But there's always that one guy, whether it be a pitcher or a hitter, who kicked it up a notch just in time for the playoffs. He may not have carried you to the big game, but he certainly helped you seize the moment. 

Your very own fantasy baseball MVP. 

More than a handful of players were able to close out the 2012 season in a big way. In order to give them all the credit they deserve, I've constructed a fantasy baseball roster's worth of sluggers and pitchers who dominated over the last couple weeks of the year. 

If you won your league, I'm willing to bet your roster included at least one of the following players. 


Note: All statistics were gathered from and consist of games between Sept. 17 and Oct. 3. In most formats, the first week of fantasy baseball playoffs begins on Sept. 17 and championship week extends to the final day of baseball's regular season, which this year was Oct. 3.

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