Kirby Puckett

Kirby Puckett

Sunday, March 9, 2014

All Nationality Teams

I was bored so for no particular reason I wrote what the WBC rosters would look like for the US, Dominican Republic and Venezuela if the tournament were happening this year. Again, I was bored.
Clayton Kershaw
Max Sherzer
Zack Grienke
Justin Verlander
Madison Bumgarner
Catcher: Buster Posey
First Base: Paul Goldschmidt
Second Base: Dustin Pedroia
Third Base: Manny Machado
Shortstop: Troy Tulowitzki
Andrew McCutchen
Mike Trout
Adam Jones
No holes, up and down. This team has it all. They have the perfect blend of speed and power, the lineup would probably go something like this: Trout, McCutchen, Tuowitzki, Goldschmidt, Jones, Machado, Posey, Pedroia
Dominican Republic
Ivan Nova
Bartolo Colon
Francisco Liriano
Ubaldo Jimenez
Ervin Santana
Catcher: Wilin Rosario
First Base: Albert Pujols
Second Base: Robinson Cano
Third Base: Adrian Beltre
Shortstop: Hanley Ramirez
Carlos Gomez
Jose Bautista
Nelson Cruz
I thought this team was going to be quite a bit better than they actually are. The rotation is surprisingly only slightly above average, with the Dominican emerging as a baseball powerhouse. The Dominican also has one of the most fascinating processes of signing young ballplayers, as documented in the movie Ballplayer Peletaro. If you haven't seen this movie, see it, especially if you're a Twins fan.
Jhouyls Chacin
Felix Hernandez
Johan Santana
Anibal Sanchez
Henderson Alvarez
Catcher: Salvador Perez
First Base: Miguel Cabrera
Second Base: Omar Infante
Third Base: Pablo Sandoval
Shortstop: Asdrubal Cabrera
Carlos Gonzalez
Oswaldo Arcia
Gregor Blanco
Not, bad, considering one of their pitchers hasn't thrown a pitch in over a year. The infield is excellent, and they have one of the more underrated catchers in the game in Salvy Perez. On the days Hernandez isn't pitching they'll just have to out slug their opponents. 

1 comment:

  1. Oscar Taveras? I would rather put a minor leaguer on there instead of Arcia.