In playoff baseball, though, it rarely comes down to superstars alone. Whether it's an extra base taken or a crucial hit stolen or a run prevented by a pitcher being available at just the right time, playoff games are decided by slim margins and well-timed contributions from role players and secondary stars. This year, that will be doubly true, because only one team (Philadelphia) has even a remote chance of dominating its opponents.
Realistically, there will be many opportunities for some unheralded players to make major impacts and become postseason heroes. Here are 10 such guys.