Stud: Corey Seager
Corey Seager was certainly good across the first two games, but I don't know if he quite fit the "stud" definition.
Game 1 was good, but unremarkable (1 hit and 2 walks). Nothing wrong with that performance, but nobody is going to call you a stud for that.
Then in Game 2 he set the MLB postseason record with 5 walks in a single game. I suppose that's studly, but when you have Seager's power that still somehow doesn't quite feel like it meets the definition.
I mean don't get me wrong, it was wildly impressive, absolutely. But there's a certain indescribable vibe to being a stud, and a slugger setting a walk record just doesn't have that vibe.
Seager spared me the hate mail that would come with leaving him off this list by checking that final box in Game 3 though. He opened the scoring by going yard in his first crack at Dean Kremer.
Seager finished the series with 2 hits (1 homer), 9 walks, 1 RBI and 4 runs scored in 14 plate appearances.
That combination of plate discipline and power is why Seager is one of the biggest keys in making this offense click, and why he's going to continue to be one of the lineup's top studs in the ALCS too.