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Gene Tenace
Bucky Dent
Rick Dempsey
Kurt Bevacqua
Darrell Porter
Billy Hatcher
Pat Borders
Scott Brosius
David Eckstein

These are players that just off the top of my head I can remember being difference makers in the post season.

Like PuffyPig and others have said, anything can happen in the playoffs.

Personally, I always just happy to have a contending team. I thoroughly enjoyed the late 80's when the Reds lead by Rose finished second year after year after year. Meaningful September baseball is all I ever ask for.
I would add Brian Doyle of the Yankees in 1978.