Top 12 Countries for Baseball

Japan vaulted to the top spot in baseball with their second place finish in the 21 and under tournament in Taiwan last week. Despite winning the tournament Taiwan stayed at the number 4 spot. The United States did not enter a team in that event, dropping to second.

The new rankings with their previous rankings identified in parenthesis.

1. Japan (2)
2. United States (1)
3. Cuba (3)
4. Taiwan (4)
5. Netherlands (6)
6. Canada (7)
7. Dominican Republic (5)
8. South Korea (8)
9. Puerto Rico (9)
10. Venezuela (10)
11. Italy (11)
12. Panama (13)

Mexico dropped from number 12 to number 14 eliminating them from the Group of 12. Panama replaced them in the 12 spot You can see the full list here:

Top 12

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