Finding this year's Bill Buckner
The five players most likely to make a major defensive miscue this October
With that in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to try and see who is most likely to be this year's "Bill Buckner," the player most likely to make an untimely defensive mistake.
The two major criteria for a play like Buckner's are high-leverage situations and fielders with a tendency to make mistakes. The unpredictability of the former is what makes the playoffs so great. The latter is somewhat predictable based on the frequency of mistakes fielders have made in the regular season. Here are five players we're keeping an eye on entering postseason play.
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