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Top 10 MVP Candidates for the 2013 ALCS, NLCS
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Hanley Ramirez, Los Angeles Dodgers.

After a wildly entertaining opening round of the 2013 MLB playoffs, the best-of-seven League Championship Series is upon us.

Due to the longer format and higher stakes, the American and National Leagues annually recognize the most effective individuals with MVP honors. We already have a good idea of who will contend for the distinction in each matchup.

It's not simply about selecting the most talented stars. Injuries, roles and scheduling can limit players' opportunities.

Taking those factors into consideration, these are the players most likely to excel in the ALCS and NLCS.

 

*Stats provided by Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs unless otherwise noted.

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