Los Angeles Dodgers: Predicting Who Could Be a 2013 Playoff Hero

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Los Angeles Dodgers: Predicting Who Could Be a 2013 Playoff Hero
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The way the Los Angeles Dodgers' season unfolded, it would surprise nobody if Tim Federowicz or Scott Van Slyke came off the bench and played hero in the playoffs. There is seemingly no shortage of magic for the team that crawled out of the cellar and became the first club to clinch a division in 2013.

And as we've seen with guys like David Eckstein, David Freese and Tony Womack in the past, it really can be anyone. But we'll try to be realistic here when composing a list of Dodgers who could play the hero in the playoffs.

Will one of the starting pitchers step up and dominate in a must-win game? Can Kenley Jansen channel his inner Mariano Rivera and kill opposing batters with cutters? Will it be the oft-injured Matt Kemp or the rookie phenom Yasiel Puig hitting a walk-off home run?

Any of the big names can make it happen, but here is a list of the five most likely candidates. 

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