World Series position outlook: SS

One question heading into the postseason was whether shortstop Elvis Andrus could handle the pressure of the playoffs.

The second-year player has certainly answered those questions. He is 17-for-51 (.333) with three doubles and three RBIs as the leadoff hitter on this team in the playoffs. He has seven stolen bases in eight attempts and a .751 OPS. Andrus made one error in the Tampa Bay series, but otherwise has been steady with the glove. He's made his usual assortment of highlight plays and he's received notice from fans around the country that wouldn't otherwise know much about him.

Andrus doesn't seem like the type of personality -- he's confident, but always looking to improve and works hard -- that will have any trouble handling the increased pressure of the Fall Classic.