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12 Disappointing MLB Players Who Can Still Be Pennant Race X-Factors

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12 Disappointing MLB Players Who Can Still Be Pennant Race X-Factors
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Verlander has become mortal in 2013.

As the pennant races heat up and teams begin to fall by the wayside, big-name players will be relied on to step up in pressure situations. When given the opportunity, certain players will have the chance to redeem themselves.

For an organization to make a run at the World Series, all 40 players on the roster must work as a well-oiled machine. If one part is broken, the whole system can shut down. But, if that part can be fixed, it's full-steam ahead to the pennant.

These 12 players have hobbled their way through the 2013 season, hampering the potential of their respective teams. Whether via underachievement or injury, these major leaguers with subpar seasons can make a serious difference down the stretch.

 

All statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.

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