2011 MLB Postseason: Robinson Cano and the 15 Hitters Every Pitcher Fears

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2011 MLB Postseason: Robinson Cano and the 15 Hitters Every Pitcher Fears
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In a season in which the majority of the considerable attention given to the Yankees has been focused on Curtis Granderson's MVP candidacy and Derek Jeter's 3000 hits and resurgence, Robinson Cano managed to stay a bit under the radar, despite hitting 28 home runs and batting .302.  

Because he's followed in the lineup by Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira, Cano gets his fair share of pitches to hit.  That all changed when Cano hit a grand slam in Saturday's continuation of Game 1, busting the game wide open for the Yankees.  Every pitcher who faces Cano this season will have to consider whether they want to risk throwing him a pitch to hit and repeating the fate of Al Alburquerque.  

Here we take a look at 15 other hitters who pitchers cannot throw a bad pitch to this postseason without thinking twice, either due to past performance in the postseason or recent performance in the batter's box.  

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