Dodgers: Five Players Crucial for a Successful Postseason

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Catcher Yasmani Grandal #9 and pitcher Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers shake hands after Jansen earns his 37th save of the season to defeat the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Catcher Yasmani Grandal #9 and pitcher Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers shake hands after Jansen earns his 37th save of the season to defeat the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 22: Catcher Yasmani Grandal #9 and pitcher Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers shake hands after Jansen earns his 37th save of the season to defeat the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on September 22, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

The season is nearing an end and after a rollercoaster of a year, the Dodgers find themselves leading the division by a slim 1.5 games. The playoffs are still not a guarantee but one thing is for certain, if they do get there, all the players will need to perform at their absolute best to get to the teams ultimate goal, a World Series.

Provided the Dodgers hold out and take the division for the sixth straight year, the postseason will be no easy task. It would all begin against Atlanta, a team lead by the presumed National League Rookie of the Year and an MVP candidate in Freddie Freeman.

The Braves have flipped their fortune over the course of the last year and in doing so, they have built a roster ready to win not only in the regular season but in the playoffs as well.

Make it past the Braves and the Dodgers will face either the Cubs or the winner of the Wild Card game. While the Cubbies have not yet clinched the division they find themselves in the same place the Dodgers do: leading the division with few games left in the season.

But, for all this winning to happen, certain players will need to step up. Here are the five players I think will be the most important to a Dodgers run to glory.

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