For the fourth time in just 15 years, the Boston Red Sox are World Series champions.
The Boston Red Sox were the best team in baseball all season long and kept that trend up during the postseason, losing just three games the entire playoffs. It was a full team effort from Boston but there were several guys who were key to their success in postseason baseball.
From Steve Pearce hitting three homers in the final two games of the World Series to Mookie Betts robbing home runs from the Astros, the Red Sox dominance in the playoffs was nothing short of amazing.
Everything from their bats to their pitching was clicking on all cylinders. David Price silenced the critics who said he couldn’t pitch well in the postseason with three consecutive lights out starts, including two wins in the Fall Classic. Nathan Eovaldi emerged as one of the most important arms for Alex Cora this October, hitting triple digits on a regular basis and just dominating opposing hitters. J.D. Martinez picked up right where he left off in the regular season, leading the Sox with a .300 average in the postseason and a team-high 14 RBI’s.
Here are the top five players who contributed towards their World Series title this October.