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Predicting the Biggest X-Factors of the 2013 MLB Postseason
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With the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays winning their respective Wild Card Round games, the division series field is now officially set, and the postseason will be in full swing on Thursday.

Every team has a handful of players who fit the bill of an X-factor in October, whether it is a second-tier player stepping up and performing like a star, a young guy making the most of his first taste of October or an injured player proving healthy and producing beyond expectations.

With that in mind, here is a look at two potential X-factors from each team in the 2013 MLB postseason and a breakdown of what could make them difference-makers.

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