1. Evan Longoria
Longoria in his his third of baseball, has worse numbers than his rookie year, but he still has great pwer and is a major productor for the Rays, if on a better offensive team, he might have more homers and RBI, but one thing is for sure, the Rays need him.
2. Alex Rodriguez
A-Rod would probably be on the top of this list in not for the fact that Longoria almost has as good numbers, and he does it with a struggling Rays offense. Anyway, Alex still got to the 30 HR, 100 RBI plateau, and has come back strong as (maybe not like his MVP seasons) ever. The Yankees need him to hit in the clutch like last year's playoffs.
3. Michael Young
Young, who has the most hits in franchise history, can still hit the ball a far way, and playing in Airlington Stadium doesn't hurt either. Watch for his veteran experience to help the Rangers navigate through the playoffs.
4. Scott Rolen
Rolen had the kind of year that makes the Blue Jays wish they would've held on to him for at least another year, and its obvious why. Now on a playoff team Scott seams to have turned on a switch hitting 20 long balls and driving in 85.
5. Pablo Sandoval
Kung Fu Panda isn't having the kind of year he had last year, but he still is producing. Although, the Giants didn't need another guy who can't hit, and, Sandoval seems like he's getting close to that.
6. Placid Polanco
In the start of the year Polanco was having a great season, but an injury stopped his season short. Now back, the Phillies as well as Placid hope that he can get back to that All-Star worthy beginning of the year.
7. Danny Valencia
Valencia, a rookie, is filling in a much needed spot that the Twins haven't filled in for a while; third base. With an average north of .300 and 40 RBI, Danny will be the Twins "hot corner" of the future.
8. Brooks Conrad
An unknown player, Conrad is having a horrible season. With only a .250 batting average and less than 10 home runs, he needs to step it up in the postseason if he wants to stay with Cincinnati.