The outcome of the 2013 NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves could be decided by a player at any position. Just so that there are no surprises, we've created this breakdown of who each team uses around the diamond, and how they match up with their counterparts on the opposition.
Both the Dodgers and Braves have the talent to make deep playoff runs, as we can infer from some of their hot streaks during the regular season. The former won 42 of 50 games at one point, while Atlanta had two double-digit winning streaks this summer.
None of that matters at this point, however. The prediction for this matchup—which we reveal at the end of this article—only considered the individuals who were chosen for their teams' NLDS rosters and how they should be expected to perform in the coming days.
Now, let's discuss who you would rather have.
*Stats provided by Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.
**Reserves only listed if likely to see significant playing time.