2. October Hero
In 2013, the Dodgers returned to postseason baseball after winning the NL West. In his first full season with the team, González led the way in home runs (22), runs batted in (100), and total bases (269).
He didn’t disappoint in October, either, hitting .333 in the NLDS and .300 in the NLCS. Over the course of that postseason, González hit three home runs and drove in seven, scoring seven runs himself. The slugger had his best game of the playoffs with the Dodgers down 3-1 against the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS.
González went 3-for-4 with two home runs, two RBI, and three runs scored, and the Dodgers needed every ounce of his efforts as they staved off elimination by winning, 6-4. Though LA didn’t get to the World Series that year, González already validated the trade that brought him and his big contract to town.