The World Baseball Classic is supposed to be a showcase of the world's best talent. Top players from around the globe will get to represent their home nations in baseball's biggest tournament.
With competitions like this, there is always the possibility for some surprises. Favorites may fail to make it out of pool play, or there could be unsung heroes.
There will certainly be a number of things to watch for during the 2013 World Baseball Classic, and here are some bold predictions to keep an eye on.