Postseason 2012

Catcher (Choose 1)

  • sf
    .200 AVG, 3 HR, 9 RBIs
    The Giants' backstop performed best when it counted most, clubbing a grand slam in a decisive Game 5 of the NLDS and a two-run homer in Game 4 of the World Series.
  • stl
    .265 AVG, 0 HR, 4 RBIs
    The veteran catcher logged 13 hits in 13 postseason contests, helping the Cardinals come within one victory of a second straight appearance in the Fall Classic.
  • det
    .235 AVG, 1 HR, 1 RBI
    Detroit's man behind the plate played through plenty of pain during the postseason and called the pitchers for a Tigers starting rotation that caught fire in the postseason.

First Base (Choose 1)

  • cin
    .389 AVG, 0 HR, 0 RBIs
    The Reds' on-base machine batted .389 in five postseason games, reaching base in 11 of 22 trips to the plate.
  • sf
    .184 AVG, 1 HR, 3 RBIs
    In addition to his stellar glovework, Belt delivered some clutch hits in the playoffs, including an RBI triple to start the scoring in Game 4 of the World Series.
  • det
    .173 AVG, 1 HR, 3 RBIs
    Fielder said he was less than pleased with his postseason hitting, but his mere presence in the lineup prevented pitchers from working around Miguel Cabrera.

Second Base (Choose 1)

  • cin
    .375 AVG, 1 HR, 7 RBIs
    Cincinnati's pesky leadoff hitter tallied seven RBIs and nine hits in five games for a .375 average.
  • stl
    .234 AVG, 2 HR, 6 RBIs
    Not typically known for his bat, Descalso notched 11 hits and a pair of homers in the playoffs and played an integral role in St. Louis' ninth-inning rally in Game 5 of the NLDS.
  • sf
    .328 AVG, 0 HR, 8 RBIs
    The veteran infielder finished second among all players with 21 postseason hits, reaching base at a .377 clip in 16 playoff contests and knocking in the game-winning run in Game 4 of the World Series.

Shortstop (Choose 1)

  • nyy
    .333 AVG, 0 HR, 2 RBIs
    The Yankees' captain batted .333 in six tilts before breaking his left ankle in Game 1 of the ALCS.
  • det
    .260 AVG, 3 HR, 5 RBIs
    The Tigers' shortstop belted three homers and collected 13 hits in 13 postseason games, while displaying strongglovework in the field.
  • stl
    .214 AVG, 1 HR, 7 RBIs
    The rookie produced at the bottom of the Cardinals' lineup, reaching base at a .353 clip and driving in seven runs in 13 games.

Third Base (Choose 1)

  • was
    .381 AVG, 2 HR, 4 RBIs
    The Nationals' star at the hot corner hit .381 with two homers in five games in his first taste of postseason action.
  • sf
    .364 AVG, 6 HR, 13 RBIs
    The World Series Most Valuable Player, "Panda" topped all players with 24 postseason hits, one shy of the Major League record, and swatted six homers, including a record-tying three in Game 1 of the World Series.
  • det
    .265 AVG, 2 HR, 8 RBIs
    The AL Triple Crown winner had a .368 on-base percentageduring the postseason, and he provided the Tigers with a lead in Game 4 of the World Series with a two-run homer.

Outfield (Choose 3)

  • stl
    .357 AVG, 3 HR, 6 RBIs
    Beltran continued his assault on the postseason record books, batting .357 with a .440 on-base percentage and clubbing three homers and six doubles in 12 contests.
  • cin
    .333 AVG, 3 HR, 4 RBIs
    Cincinnati's left fielder hit .333 during the Reds' series against San Francisco and homered three times in five games.
  • det
    .280 AVG, 1 HR, 4 RBIs
    Detroit's table-setter tallied 14 hits in 13 postseason contests and reached base at a .368 clip.
  • bal
    .308 AVG, 1 HR, 5 RBIs
    In a series devoid of much hitting, McLouth routinely delivered during the ALDS against the Yankees, and he totaled eight hits in six playoff games.
  • sf
    .188 AVG, 2 HR, 6 RBIs
    From the top of Bruce Bochy's lineup, Pagan collected 13 postseason hits and scored 10 runs.
  • sf
    .235 AVG, 1 HR, 5 RBIs
    The left fielder posted a .339 on-base percentage during the playoffs, but his defense will be what stands out as most impressive.

Starting Pitcher (Choose 1)

  • det
    3-1, 2.22 ERA, 29 K's
    Verlander, who tossed a shutout in a decisive Game 5 of the ALDS, averaged more than seven innings in his four postseason starts, posting a 3-1 record and 2.22 ERA.
  • sf
    3-0, 1.09 ERA, 21 K's
    The right-hander was nearly flawless during a postseason run that saw him compile a 3-0 record and 1.09 ERA while holding opposing hitters to a .182 average.
  • sf
    2-0, 1.69 ERA, 13 K's
    The Giants won all three times Zito toed the rubber in the playoffs as the southpaw posted a 2-0 mark and 1.69 ERA.

Relief Pitcher (Choose 1)

  • det
    2 SV, 0.84 ERA, 13 K's
    The eccentric southpaw, thrust into the closer's role in the middle of Detroit's postseason run, struck out the first seven batters he faced in the World Series.
  • sf
    4 SV, 0.84 ERA, 9 K's
    On the mound at the end of all three of San Francisco's clinching wins, Romo allowed just one run in 10 2/3 postseason innings.
  • stl
    3 SV, 2.16 ERA, 2 K's
    The Cardinals righty notched three postseason saves and posted a 2.16 ERA in 8 1/3 postseason frames.

Designated Hitter (Choose 1)

  • nyy
    .318 AVG, 3 HR, 5 RBIs
    Ibanez's October heroics will not soon be forgotten as the 40-year-old clubbed a trio of clutch homers in the first two rounds of the postseason.
  • det
    .313 AVG, 3 HR, 9 RBIs
    The Tigers slugger batted .313 with three long balls during another impressive postseason.

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