Playoff baseball is a different animal than regular-season baseball is, and the pressure that builds up as a team's season comes down to a matter of swings, its dreams of hoisting the Commissioner's Trophy fluttering away, can be overwhelming.
Some players crumble under the weight of it all, while others toss it on their broad shoulders and carry it like it's no burden at all. Those who emerge as the studs of the postseason get all the accolades and manage to avoid criticism if their team loses, while the duds who underachieve carry that mark of shame into the following season, hoping for a chance at redemption.
Who were the biggest studs and duds of this year's playoffs?
Let's take a look.