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Top 10 most important Series players

Who are the most important players in this year's World Series? ESPN.com asked many of ESPN's baseball writers, analysts and contributors to rank the players. Here are the results:


1. CLIFF LEE, LHP, PHILLIES


2. CC SABATHIA, LHP, YANKEES


3. BRAD LIDGE, RHP, PHILLIES


4. COLE HAMELS, LHP, PHILLIES


5. ALEX RODRIGUEZ, 3B, YANKEES


6. RYAN HOWARD, 1B, PHILLIES


7. A.J. BURNETT, RHP, YANKEES


8. PHIL HUGHES, RHP, YANKEES


9. JOBA CHAMBERLAIN, RHP, YANKEES


10. MARIANO RIVERA, RHP, YANKEES


• HONORABLE MENTION: Jimmy Rollins, J.A. Happ, Mark Teixeira, Pedro Martinez, Chase Utley, Damaso Marte.