Ranking the five least likely 2020 MLB postseason heroes

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 19: Randy Arozarena #56 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates a home run during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 19, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 19: Randy Arozarena #56 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates a home run during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 19, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /
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(3) Julio Urías, Los Angeles Dodgers

Julio Urías reserves an interesting spot on this list. The 24-year-old lefty has been a very reliable starting pitching option for the Los Angeles Dodgers over the past two seasons. He’s young and talented and surely will continue to succeed in the big leagues.

Yet, the Dodgers are a team stacked with star-power. From the bats of Mookie Betts to Cody Bellinger, to the arms of Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen. Not many expected a 24-year-old with just five years of MLB experience to be the best pitcher on the Dodgers during the 2020 MLB postseason.

Urías has been phenomenal. In five games and two starts, Urías is 4-0 with a team-leading 1.31 ERA. The lefty has also struck out 25 batters in just over 20 innings of work.

The highlight from his postseason efforts came in an NLCS Game 7 clincher against the Atlanta Braves. Urías threw the final three innings of this Dodgers’ 4-3 win, giving up no runs and no hits. In Game 4 of the World Series, a game that the Dodgers did eventually lose, Urías struck out nine batters in 4.2 innings of work.

In the end, Urias was on the mound when it counted. He closed out Game Six for the Dodgers, securing their first title since 1988 and becoming the first Mexican born pitcher to record a save in the clinching game of the World Series.