Sandy Koufax, Curt Schilling, Bob Gibson. We all know the pitchers who turn red hot in postseason play and are able to stop hitters dead in their tracks.
Having an ace pitcher on a playoff team who is that dominant makes a team that much more likely to win it all, especially since rotations move down to three men.
The following are the top 10 pitchers that others are hoping to avoid in the playoffs. I'm limiting this to active pitchers who are likely to be in the playoffs this season, and naturally they need to already have playoff experience.