5 Rookies Poised to Be Huge X-Factors in MLB's League Championship Series

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5 Rookies Poised to Be Huge X-Factors in MLB's League Championship Series
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RHP Trevor Rosenthal (Cardinals)

The 2012 postseason has been absolutely thrilling for so many reasons, and that was just the League Division Series! We have seen unexpected comebacks, dominant performances (see Verlander, Justin) and a slew of dramatic, walk-off home runs.

This October also has been special due to the amount of young, highly promising prospects competing on a national stage. However, with the conclusion of the LDS, we had to say goodbye to the likes of Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Jarrod Parker.

Luckily, there’s a host of impressive rookies who are moving on. Although they may still be far from household names, they figure to be key players for their respective teams throughout the rest of the postseason.

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