MLB Playoffs 2017: Choosing an MVP for every team

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Jason Heyward
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Jason Heyward /
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PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 24: Chris Herrmann
PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 24: Chris Herrmann /

With the postseason upon us, it’s time to recognize one player from each team that helped his club reach October

Well, the calendar now reads October which means postseason baseball. After obtaining the majors’ best record in 2016, the Chicago Cubs turned in a record of 92-70 this season. That mark was good enough to net them the three seed in the National League, meaning the Cubs will face-off against the Washington Nationals in the NLDS.

For the Cubs, 2017 marks the third year in a row that the North Siders have made the playoffs. Despite the Cubs’ good fortune, some teams have not been so lucky. The Colorado Rockies squeaked out the last spot on the National League side of the bracket and made the postseason for the first time since 2009.

On the opposite side of the playoff bracket, in the American League, the Minnesota Twins are making their first appearance in October since 2010. Even so, the Twins have not won a postseason game since 2004.

In addition to the Cubs, Twins and Rockies, the Red Sox, Astros, Yankees, Indians, Nationals, Diamondbacks and Dodgers round out the postseason picture. With the best record in their respective leagues, the Indians and Dodgers earned number one seeds.

With the playoff picture set, it’s time to see how each team made it to October. More specifically, it’s time to identify one MVP for each team; a player that carried his team to the postseason in 2017.

Let’s start in the National League with the Los Angeles Dodgers.