World Baseball Classic 2013: Full Pool 2 Preview, Predictions for Top Stars

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World Baseball Classic 2013: Full Pool 2 Preview, Predictions for Top Stars
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In the blink of an eye, the first round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic has come and gone.

While the teams that comprised Pools A and B are already well into second-round action, those squads that landed in Pools C and D now head to Miami in advance of their games starting on Tuesday.

Three teams expected to make it this far—the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the United States—have moved one step closer to a World Baseball Classic championship, bringing with them rosters full of MLB All-Stars.

Then there's Italy, the country shaped like a boot that kicked, clawed and fought its way to Miami, shocking the baseball world in the process.

With the action set to resume in less than 48 hours, let's take a look at what lies in store for the bottom part of the bracket in Round 2.

 

*All World Baseball Classic statistics courtesy of WorldBaseballClassic.com.

*All other statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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