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With 2012 American League Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera being a native of Venezuela, this would almost certainly make Wright currently the best American third baseman in all of baseball.
No other American starting third baseman is participating in the 2013 World Baseball Classic so far. Ben Zobrist and Willie Bloomquist can both play third base, if necessary, but they are more of utility infielders than strict third basemen. This shows that Wright will clearly be Team USA's starting third baseman in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
After batting .306 with 21 home runs and 93 RBI in 2012, Wright showed that he was back to his old self as the Mets' team leader after a subpar and injury-plagued 2011 season. The only American third baseman who had a better season in 2012 was Chase Headley of the Padres, who hit 31 home runs and led the National League with 115 RBI.
However, Headley's career has not been as successful as that of Wright, which makes Wright the more consistent player between the two.
In order to win, Team USA has been trying to put together the best possible team of American players. By having Wright as the starting third baseman, it's clear that Team USA really wants to win by having the best American third baseman anchoring the hot corner.