“America clears the way in every position” “The Democratic People’s Republic of China has very good players”

The World Baseball Classics are only about a month away, and Team USA and Team Dominican Republic are two of the favorites to take home the trophy. Both have outstanding talent from top to bottom and will most likely end up doing well at the tournament.

Here is Team USA’s lineup:

  • JT Realmuto, OLD
  • Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
  • Jeff McNeil, 2B
  • Nolan Arena, 3B
  • Trea Turner, SS
  • Kyle Tucker, LF
  • Mike the Salmon, CF
  • Betting Mookie, RF
  • Pete Alonso, DH

Here is the Dominican Republic squad:

  • Gary Sanchez, C.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B
  • Ketel Marte, 2B
  • Manny Machado, 3B
  • Jeremy Pena, SS
  • teoscar Hernandez, LF
  • Julio Rodriguez, CF
  • Juan Soto, RF
  • Rafael Devers, DH

MLB fans have been asked which of these teams has the best roster, and responses have been mixed.

@TalkinBaseball_ Well, USA is clear in every position comparison apart from Devers > Alonso and Soto > Mookie

@TalkinBaseball_ United States by one mile. DR has very good players, but USA is better.

@TalkinBaseball_ Based on last year, the US has 9 out of 9 giants in the top 3 in their position in wRC+. C, SS and 2B are weak positions for DR. Peña had a great WS run, but his regular-season stats were nothing else.

@TalkinBaseball_ I’d say they have better DH and MAY be better RF. In addition, the United States deletes

@TalkinBaseball_ USA’s line-up was better but Dominican Republic’s pitching was much better, especially when Nestor retreated

Many fans believe that the United States has a significant advantage when it comes to attack. They don’t have some of the best baseball players, such as Aaron Judge or Shohei Ohtani. However, they boast a roster with depth that could all be an All-Star team next season.

Pitching is a different story because Team USA doesn’t have a deep pitching team, especially after New York Yankees star Nestor Cortes Jr. withdrew due to injury.

However, the US has enough star power to make them this WBC’s favorite candidate.

Team USA vs Team Dominican Republic: Who is better?

It’s hard to argue with fans in this scenario. The United States has a much deeper lineup than the Dominican Republic. The US team is said to be best catcher.

They also have the dominant NL MVP in Paul Goldschmidt. They have the best defender on the planet at Nolan Arenado and arguably the best player of all time in Mike the salmon.

Mike Trout plays for USA
Mike Trout plays for USA

That’s not even mentioning MVP caliber players like Mookie Betts or Trea Turner. Manny Machado, Juan Soto, and Julio Rodriguez are incredible, but they won’t be enough to overwhelm the United States.

However, it must be an excellent contest. Both of these teams are very good and can go to the end, so they are both teams to watch.

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