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The Top 12 Hottest Players in the 2012 MLB Playoffs

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The hottest

The hottest
The Star Ledger-US PRESSWIRE

As a female who grew up around mostly boys, I was introduced to sports at a very young age. I would play them, I would watch them, and I would attend sporting events with my family and friends. Like any sports fan, I learned the ins and outs of the game including the rules, how to read a box score, and what all those different statistics mean.

Sports, especially playoff baseball, are exciting to watch. This is the best of the best competing for the ultimate reward, the World Series Championship. Teams play 162 grueling games just to even have a shot at winning it all.

The players who get to the playoffs are some of the best in the game. Their hard work, discipline, and nose to the grindstone attitudes are the reason they are on the big stage come October. They’re at the top of their game. They are the ones whose bats are producing, gloves are defending, and pitches are hitting the catcher’s mitt with incredible velocity.

The games are long and intense. They become more about strategy than physical ability. Each player must do his part to lead the team to victory.

But this list isn’t about that.

This list is purely superficial and absolutely based on what’s only on the surface. This is the list where the female side of me takes over for the sports fan.

Throw all the numbers out the window, this list of the top 12 hottest players in the playoffs is just what it says. These are the 12 guys of this post season who make watching playoff baseball even better than it already is.

God bless playoff baseball.

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Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

Robinson Cano, New York Yankees
Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Robinson Cano is the future face of the New York Yankees, and that's a great thing since his face is so beautiful. His smile is purely contaigous. And just look at those arms!

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Nick Swisher, New York Yankees

Nick Swisher, New York Yankees
The Star Ledger-US PRESSWIRE

So physically maybe Nick Swisher isn't the most attractive of the bunch, but his personality more than makes up for it. His cross between child-like and party-animal ways most definitely make him one of the most loveable New York Yankees. It's annoying that I equally love his wife, JoAnna Garica

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Nick Markakis, Baltimore Orioles

Nick Markakis, Baltimore Orioles
Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Nick Markakis has that whole dark & mysterious look working for him. While I prefer clean shaven, I'll take whatever I can get!

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J.J. Hardy, Batlimore Orioles

J.J, Hardy, Baltimore Orioles
Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

J.J. Hardy is is that mix of adorable and hot. I cherish the foul ball I caught this year off his bat while watching the Baltimore Orioles play against the New York Mets.

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Jeremy Affeldt, San Francisco Giants

Jeremy Affeldt, San Francisco Giants
KelleyLCox-US PRESSWIRE

I love the scruff on Jeremy Affeldt. I love the serious look in the eyes, and the shadow covering most of his face. You have to look closely to truly appreciate his beauty, but when you do, it is most definitely worth it.

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Brandon Moss, Oakland Athletics

Brandon Moss, Oakland Athletics
Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

All I have to say is look at that smile. Brandon Moss is simply adorable.

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Austin Jackson, Detriot Tigers

Austin Jackson, Detroit Tigers
Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

Austin Jackson is all around handsome. His face has very strong defining features. And he's another one who has incredible arms.

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Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals

Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals
Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

At 6'7", Adam Wainwright is most certainly a tall glass of water. Yet another player who rocks the scruff so well, and although he's serious in this picture, he has the cutest dimples when he smiles.

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Chris Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals

Chris Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals
Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

Chris Carpenter is my number one choice on this list, which probably won't make sense to some. He has been one of my favorites for years, mostly for his pitching abilities, but his absolutely adorable puppy dog face helps, too.

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Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals

Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals
Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

If you're keeping track, yes, this is my third member of the St. Louis Cardinals, but how could I keep Matt Holliday off a list like this? I think it's the bald head that does it for me.

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Joey Votto, Cinncinnati Reds

Joey Votto, Cinncinnati Reds
Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

Joey Votto just oozes manliness. It's the combination of the 5 o'clock shadow, messy hair, and thick eyebrows.

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Michael Morse, Washington Nationals

Michael Morse, Washington Nationals
Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIRE

This picture of Michael Morse could actually be in a magazine. All I have to say is look at those lips. Done.