MLB Playoffs: Three most unlikely Reds players to be postseason heroes

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 25: The Cincinnati Reds congratulate teammate Mike Moustakas #9 on a two-run home run. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 25: The Cincinnati Reds congratulate teammate Mike Moustakas #9 on a two-run home run. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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Nick Senzel #15 of the Cincinnati Reds bats against the Chicago White Sox.
CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 20: Nick Senzel #15 of the Cincinnati Reds bats against the Chicago White Sox. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

Which three Reds players could surpass expectations in the MLB Playoffs?

The MLB Playoffs are here and the Cincinnati Reds miraculous run to the postseason gives fans hope that their team could make some noise in October. It won’t be easy, as the Reds first test comes in the form of the National League East Champions, the Atlanta Braves. The Reds may need some unsung heroes to step up. Who might they be?

Look, Reds Country expects Trevor Bauer to be dominant on the hill. The fans in Cincinnati expect Amir Garrett to shutdown left-handed batters late in the game. Mike Moustakas has a ton of postseason experience, so it wouldn’t be surprising at all for him to have success in the 2020 MLB Playoffs.

But it’s going to take more than seven shutout innings from Trevor Bauer, a lockdown performance in the eight inning from Garrett and a two-run home run from Moustakas to beat the Atlanta Braves. Cincinnati is going to need for some of their lesser known players to step up when the lights are at their brightest.

Who might that be? While some of the Reds role players definitely need to show up as well, let’s focus on some of this team’s starters who must exceed expectations. You’ll find no bench players here, as we’re looking at three Reds players who are likely to play meaningful innings and need to have success when they’re on the field.