If MLB players were able to pick a time during the regular season that they would be able dominate the competition, down the stretch would be one of, if not the most, popular selection.

Not only can a player carry his team into the playoffs—or play spoiler if his team is already out of contention—but it’s the last time for soon-to-be free agents and players heading into arbitration to raise their value.

While multiple factors play a role in dictating whether a player is able to get hot and dominate, the biggest is the competition that they’ll be facing. Remaining schedules played a major role in these selections. That said, let’s take a look at five players who will dominate down the stretch, finishing the regular season on a high note.


*Unless otherwise noted, all statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and are current through games of August 30.



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