The Reds are playoff bound!
Despite a 2-1 series loss to the New York Mets earlier this week, there is plenty of reason for optimism in Cincinnati. The team possesses a deep lineup with plenty of power, and they added the biggest speed threat in the game when they called up Billy Hamilton.
The thing that could ultimately be this team's saving grace is the fact that multiple players are capable of picking up the slack and delivering the Reds a victory on any given night.
This attribute will be crucial to the Reds success because now, more than ever, the team will have to rely on one another when every game is a must-win.
The five players on this list have demonstrated an impressive ability to come through in clutch situations. Some have done so in an incredibly short time period, while others have had years to prove their worth in a game's final stages.
So, without further adieu, here are the five players who could be playoff heroes for the Cincinnati Reds in 2013.
All stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com—unless otherwise noted—and are current through Sept. 26, 2013.