|That ball's outta here.|
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1. Jose Altuve (Last Week: Not Ranked) - The Astros are going back to the World Series thanks to a walk-off homer from the diminutive but talented second baseman in Game Six of the American League Championship Series. The Astros will look for their second title in three years facing the upstart Washington Nationals, who made their first World Series in franchise history, whether in DC or Montreal. It's a shame the Nats still aren't the Expos, because this World Series could've been a match between the 'Spos and 'Stros, baby.
2. Darby Allin (Last Week: 1) - Allin may have faltered in his attempt to win the AEW Championship from Chris Jericho, but man, he looked impressive in defeat. He's only 22, and he has such a grasp of the moment. He's gonna be huge someday and someday soon.
3. Lamar Jackson (Last Week: Not Ranked) - Do not say to me the words "Philadelphia Eagles." Anyway, Jackson was titanic in the Ravens' road victory over the Seahawks in one of the toughest places to play in the league. He won with his arm and with his legs, and he's on pace to break Michael Vick's rushing record for a QB. Jackson is so likable and talented that he's singlehandedly changed my opinion on the Ravens franchise.