186 active big leaguers sortie… WBC, a feast of stars from 20 countries￼
The list of 600 players from 20 countries to participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) has been released.
On the 10th, the WBC secretariat announced the participating players through a live broadcast on the homepage of the official major league website.
More than half of the 600 players who will participate in the WBC, 332 are members of the American professional baseball team. Among them, 186 are active big leaguers included on the 40-man roster, and 67 are former major league all-stars.
There are also 8 players who have won the Major League MVP award. Mike Trout (LA Angels), Paul Goldschmidt (St. Louis), Mookie Betts, and Clayton Kershaw (LA Dodgers) represent the United States, Shohei Ohtani (Angels) represents Japan, Miguel Cabrera (Detroit), and Jose Altuve (Louis). Houston) will compete for Venezuela, and Freddie Freeman (Atlanta) for Canada.
Last season’s MVP Lee Jung-hoo of the Korean KBO League and Munetaka Murakami (Yakult), who won the Central League MVP last season of Japan’s NPB, will also be on the pitch side by side.
Reporter John Moroshi, who appeared on the roster announcement live broadcast that day by the WBC Secretariat, said, “Lee Jeong-hoo is a player who plays similarly to Ichiro. He is preparing for a step forward,” he said, “the core of the Korean national team trying to make up for the disappointing performance six years ago.”
The official website of the Major League Baseball also said, “Trout and Ohtani, Julio Urias (Dodgers) and Betts, Xander Bogatz and Darvish Yu (above San Diego) will face off against teammates, and Lee Jung-hoo and pitchers who can become his teammates next year will face off. It already drives fans crazy.” 카지노
The WBC kicks off with the official opening match between Cuba and the Netherlands on March 8, and continues for two weeks until the final on the 22nd. Korea is in Group B of the first round along with Australia, Japan, China and the Czech Republic. We will have our first match against Australia on March 9th.
Right-hander Warwick Saupold, who played for Hanwha in the past, will play in Australia, which will play the first match against Korea. There are two players from the major leagues, including outfielder Aaron Whitefield (Angels), who played eight games in the major leagues.
As already known, Japan included five big leaguers including Otani, Darvish, Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs), Las Nuba (St. Louis), and Masataka Yoshida (Boston).
In China, KBO League KT pitcher Sovereignty, former Softbank outfielder Masago Yusuke, and Angels prospect Alan Carter, who throws a ball in the mid-150 km/h range, are the core forces.
The Czech Republic, which will meet Korea in the last match of the first round, has a team composed mainly of amateur league players. Former major league infielder Eric Sogard is the only player with big league experience. Among the four opponents Korea will face in the first round, the Japanese team is the most spectacular.