Canada outfielder Michael Saunders hit .727 playing against Pool D opponents United States, Mexico, and Italy in the World Baseball Classic. Of his eight hits, three were doubles and one was a home run in a deciding game against the U.S. earlier today. Overall, he drove in seven runs with his hot bat.
U.S. third baseman David Wright was considered a top candidate for the award as well, as he hit a crucial grand slam against Italy last night. Overall, he had five hits in 11 at-bats with three walks and five runs batted in as well.
Michael Saunders on the podium with his MVP trophy from WBC pool.twitpic.com/cacj1s
— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry) March 11, 2013
Saunders hit 19 home runs playing right field for the Seattle Mariners last year in his first full season in the Majors.