Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Miguel Cabrera hasn’t been very consistent throughout the playoffs, and now’s the time to make a statement and prove that he’s the best hitter in the game. Up to this point, Cabrera boasts a .278 overall with just one home run and five RBI in the 2012 postseason.
Cabrera has only had limited success off Barry Zito in his career (2-for-8 with two walks), so look to see how he does against him in the early innings. If he’s driving the ball into the gaps, the Tigers are in good shape
Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
Buster Posey has struggled mightily during the playoffs, and now's the time for the likely NL MVP to step up. In 45 postseason at-bats, he has just eight hits, with his last extra-base hit coming on Oct. 11 in the NLDS.
Posey needs to get going, and quick. The San Francisco Giants can’t afford to have him start the World Series off poorly if they’re going to take down the Tigers. If Posey can muster some offense against Justin Verlander, it could be just the confidence boost he needs.