Predictions for Each Impact MLB Rookie in the ALCS, NLCS

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Predictions for Each Impact MLB Rookie in the ALCS, NLCS
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Michael Wacha will start Game 2 of the NLCS against the Dodgers.

Whether it was Michael Wacha taking a no-hit bid into the eighth inning of Game 4 against the Pirates, Yasiel Puig collecting three hits and driving in two runs in Game 3 against the Braves or Xander Bogaerts scoring the go-ahead run in Game 4 against the Rays, eye-opening performances by rookies has been the central theme to the 2013 postseason.

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that their success will carry over into the upcoming League Championship Series.

Excelling as a rookie in the postseason is no easy task and, although it sounds cliché, usually reserved for a special breed of young player. Luckily, at least for fans, a majority of the rookies still active in the playoffs fit that bill.

So, here’s a look at what to expect from baseball’s top rookies in each League Championship Series.  

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