2013 World Baseball Classic Predictions

Here are my predictions for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The toughest guesses were Pool B (where the Netherlands could advance instead over Chinese Taipei or Korea) and the final two rounds (where I could see any of the four teams winning).

Pool A
Cuba 3-0
Japan 2-1
Brazil 1-2
China 0-3

Pool B
Korea 2-1
Chinese Taipei 2-1
Netherlands 2-1
Australia 0-3

Pool C
Venezuela 3-0
Dominican Republic 2-1
Puerto Rico 2-1
Spain 0-3

Pool D
USA 3-0
Mexico 2-1
Canada 1-2
Italy 0-3

Pool 1
Cuba 3-0
Japan 1-2
Korea 1-2
Chinese Taipei 1-2

Pool 2
USA 3-0
Venezuela 2-1
Dominican Republic 1-2
Mexico 0-3

Cuba over Venezuela
USA over Japan

USA over Cuba


About Gabriel Fidler

Extra Innings UK covers baseball around the world, focussing on the sport at the national team level, with features on prominent players, scouting reports, and occasional breaking news. We are fully credentialled by MLB and have covered the World Baseball Classic, continental championships, and the U.S. minor leagues.
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