1. Trey Mancini
In 2020, Mancini was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer and was unsure if he was going to survive. Trey Mancini was traded from the Baltimore Orioles and is now a part of the World-Series-bound Houston Astros. He will take the field at Minute Maid Park for Game 1 of the World Series on October 28th. According to ClutchPoints, Mancini explained, “Baseball was the last thing on my mind. I just wanted to live.” “I wanted to do whatever I could to be alive. If I could play baseball again, great. To not only be back but to be part of a team that is going to the World Series is pretty special.”
2. J. T. Realmuto
Realmuto of the Philadelphia Phillies is considered one of the greatest catchers in baseball and became the first catcher to hit an inside-the-park home run in the playoffs. He will take on the Houston Astros for the start of the World Series.
3. Andrew Bellatti
Bellatti, right-hander for the Philadelphia Phillies, will open Friday’s World Series with the Houston Astros. He has previously played in MLB for the Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins.
4. Aaron Nola
Right-hander Aaron Nola of the Philadelphia Phillies will start in Game 1 of the World Series against the Houston Astros. He is starting for various reasons, one being that it will allow Zack Wheeler an extra day to rest. Both of the Phillies’ top starters have pitched much better with a bit more rest, including in the playoffs.