Scouting the World Baseball Classic

Kenta Maeda [pictured] impressed MLB scouts during the WBC. Here are some random scouting capsules about the 2013 World Baseball Classic. These are considerations I made ​​after watching several games of the tournament. 25-year-old RHP Hiram Burgos (4.2IP 5K BB 5H ER Vs. Dominican Rep. in the final) was in control of 86-88 mph  fastball, above average …

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The Dominican Republic dominates the World

With a 3-0 win over Puerto Rico the Dominican Republic clinched the WBC title and was crowned as the new World Champion. The Dominicans went 8-0 in the tournament dominating opponents with an extraordinary bullpen that posted a 25.2 scoreless inning streak behind closer Fernando Rodney (WBC record 7 saves), Pedro Strop (3-0), Kelvin Herrera, …

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World Baseball Classic final rosters

The final rosters for the 2013 World Baseball Classic have been unveiled. Starting with the upcoming edition, the WBC winner we’ll be declared World Champion. In fact, the IBAF World Cup played its final edition in 2011 (Panama) crowning the Netherlands as the last IBAF World champion. The intentions of the organizers are to develop the …

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