5 Rookies Who Could Swing the Momentum of the Upcoming World Series

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5 Rookies Who Could Swing the Momentum of the Upcoming World Series
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OF Avisail Garcia (Tigers)

The Detroit Tigers punched their ticket to the World Series on Thursday night, completing a rare four-game sweep of the New York Yankees in the LCS with a decisive, 8-1, win.

A few hours later, the St. Louis Cardinals moved one game closer to their second consecutive World Series appearance, as a strong outing from Adam Wainwright and 12-hit offensive attack sunk the Giants, 8-3. And with Barry Zito starting tonight in a potential elimination game for the Giants, it seems that there will likely be a rematch of the 2006 World Series.

While a Tigers-Cardinals World Series matchup will showcase some of the game’s top superstars, it will also introduce a national audience to numerous highly impressive young players.

So, here’s a preview of five rookies (some still considered prospects) poised to make an impact in the 2012 World Series.

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