Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman and More: How Well Did Dodgers Play in the WBC?

The World Baseball Classic has come and gone and it was an absolute delight to tune in to over meaningless spring training games. Shohei Ohtani and Team Japan defeated Team USA to win the country’s third tournament since its inception in 2006. The two week event also featured multiple Dodgers players across several teams.

Here’s a look at how they performed. Lists are in order of games played.

  • Mookie Betts (Team USA): 7 games, 10-32 (.313/.324/.344), 1 double, 0 home runs, 1 RBI
  • Austin Barnes (Team Mexico): 5 G, 5-18 (.278/.409/.389) 2 doubles, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 4 walks
  • David Peralta (Team Venezuela): 5 G, 5-14 (.357/.471/.500), 2 doubles, 4 RBI
  • Jose Ramos (Team Panama): 4 G, 5-16 (.313/.353/.500), 1 HR, 1 RBI
  • Trayce Thompson (Team Great Britain): 4 G, 3-14 (.214/.353/.500), 1 double, 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • Freddie Freeman (Team Canada): 3 G, 2-10, (.200/.273/.200), 1 RBI
  • Will Smith (Team USA): 3 G, 2-10 (.200/.333/.600), 1 double, 1 HR, 1 RBI
  • Julio Urias (Team Mexico): 2 GS, 7.00 ERA, 9 IP, 10 K

Mookie played in every game and stood out above the rest. Although, his ninth inning double play in the championship game will leave a bit of a bad taste in your mouth. Austin was Team Mexico’s primary catcher and was an on-base machine for the club. Julio had his fair share of issues with the long ball, serving up 3 home runs leading to that unsightly ERA.

Former Dodgers

  • Erisbel Arruebarrena (Team Cuba): 6 G, 8-22 (.364/.417/.500), 1 HR, 3 RBI
  • Trea Turner (Team USA): 6 G, 9-23 (.391, .440/1.043), 5 HR, 11 RBI
  • Alex Verdugo (Team Mexico): 6 G, 3-23 (.130/.222/.174), 1 double, 4 RBI
  • Kiké Hernandez (Team Puerto Rico): 5 G, 6-20 (.300/.391/.400), 2 doubles, 4 RBI
  • Manny Machado (Team Dominican): 4 G 4-17 (.235/.278/.647) 1 double, 2 HR, 4 RBI
  • Joc Pederson (Team Israel): 3 G, 1-9 (.111/.200/.222), 1 double
  • Yu Darvish (Team Japan): 3 G (1 GS), 6 IP, 6.00 ERA, 2 K
  • Jose De Leon (Team Puerto Rico): 1 GS, 5.2 scoreless innings, 10 K

The standout name from this list is certainly Trea Turner. Trea hit 5 homers over his last three games and was the hero for Team USA over Team Venezuela in the quarter finals. Former top prospect Jose De Leon put together an electric performance against Team Israel. He pitched the first 5.2 innings of a no hit effort for Team Puerto Rico.

Final Thoughts

The World Baseball Classic was great and will return in 2026.

Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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