Most of focus going into the World Series will be on the top players on Houston and Washington's rosters.
But the difference-makers in the best-of-seven series could be hitters that either struggled so far in the playoffs, or have not earned enough credit for their performances.
One of the Astros' top regular-season bats has failed to get going in October, but there is still a chance he rebounds in the Fall Classic.
For Washington, the players at the bottom third of the order could end up as difference-makers, if they continue to reach base.
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