MLB Playoffs 2011: The 7 Most Under-the-Radar Stars of the Postseason

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MLB Playoffs 2011: The 7 Most Under-the-Radar Stars of the Postseason
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The 2011 MLB Division Series featured three playoffs decided in their fifth games, including one in the final (extra) inning.

A team does not prevail in a five-game series without key contributions from a host of different players.

Stars like Ryan Braun and Chris Carpenter performed at a high level, carrying their teams into the next round, but that was expected.

Each series also featured bit players playing clutch baseball, coming up with key hits or hurling scoreless innings to keep their teams in the race. 

Here are seven players, six of whom played important roles in their teams’ advancement (and one player whose team fell just short), players lacking in star power but not in clutch performance this postseason. 

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