before 2023 mlb The season, the World Baseball Classic will be an exciting event with some of the best players on the planet.
The United States, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Japan, South Korea and some of the strongest baseball countries in the world will participate.
Team USA will be looking to defend the title they won in 2017 and in doing so, they have secured some really strong players in their roster.
“Team USA is looking stoked!! Who do you want to see suits for Team USA @WBCBaseball Next?” MLB Network tweeted along with a photo of some of the early commits.
Team USA is looking standing!!
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) 16 August 2022
So far, the United States has an All-Star catcher in JT Realmuto, with two corner-field veterans Paul Goldschmidt And nolan arenadoa middle fielder Trevor Storyand two top-five outfielders in baseball Bryce Harper And mike trout,
It’s a pretty good offensive premise: now, they need some pitchers to complete their projected roster.
WBC will have some strong competition
We know America has some of the best bowlers in the world.
However, the competition should be tough.
Japan won the 2006 and 2009 editions of the World Baseball Classic before the Dominican Republic won the 2013 WBC.
Those two squads will be very hard to beat: imagine with the Japanese Shohei Ohtani, sia suzukiAnd some of the biggest stars in the Nippon Professional League, probably the second best league in the world.
The Dominican roster must be an incredible collection of talent: there’s currently no word on who might be on the final roster, but they have john soto, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., framber valdez, starling mart, Emmanuel KlassAnd many, many more stars.
USA then took the 2017 Classic, and no additional tournaments have been played since.