U.S. far deeper and talented than World team
Any outfield that has Cardinals prospect Colby Rasmus as its fourth outfielder has to be pretty strong, and the U.S. team's outfield is stacked. It's headlined by 2006 participant Cameron Maybin, a five-tool outfielder who was the 10th overall pick in the 2005 draft. Maybin is a potential superstar who projects to have above-average power and who can either be a plus defender in center or, if he outgrows it, a plus right fielder due to his strong and accurate arm. Maybin's biggest question is how much he'll hit for average, as he's had some trouble making contact and his pitch recognition isn't great.
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