A list of 600 players from 20 countries who will participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), a baseball national competition featuring all baseball stars from around the world, has been released.
On the 10th (Korean time), the WBC secretariat announced the participating players through a live broadcast on the MLB.com homepage, the official major league website. 카지노사이트
The 20 participating countries submitted the final list of 30 players to the WBC Secretariat on the 8th, when the entry deadline was reached.
The Korean national team has already confirmed the list of players including the coaching staff.
As befits the world’s best baseball festival, the faces of the players participating in the tournament are also gorgeous.
According to the WBC Secretariat, out of a total of 600 players, 332 players belong to major league clubs, more than half of them.
There are 186 active big leaguers on the 40-man roster, and 67 MLB All-Stars.
There are 8 ‘stars among stars’ who have won the MLB Most Valuable Player (MVP).
MVP winners such as Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Paul Goldschmidt, Clayton Kershaw (above United States), Shohei Otani (Japan), Miguel Cabrera, Jose Altuve (above Venezuela), and Freddie Freeman (Canada) have national flags on their chests. and enter the competition.
Korea and Japan’s ‘active MVP’ will also be on the WBC.
Kiwoom Heroes Lee Jeong-hoo, who won 5 KBO league batting crowns last season, is a ‘next-generation star’ that the WBC Secretariat is paying attention to.
Reporter John Moroshi, who appeared on the roster announcement live broadcast that day, said, “Lee Jung-hoo is a player who plays similarly to Ichiro. (WBC) will be a stage to advance one step further.” of the core,” he said.
MLB.com also introduced, “The match between Trout and Ohtani, Julio Urias and Betts, Sander Bohartz and Darvish Yu, and the match between Lee Jung-hoo and pitchers who could become his teammates next year already excite fans.”
Murakami, who hit 56 homers last season and was selected as the youngest unanimous MVP of the Central League of the Nippon Professional Baseball, is expected to have a ‘Korean-Japanese genius hitter showdown’ with Lee Jung-hoo.
The WBC kicks off with the official opening match between Cuba and the Netherlands on March 8 and concludes with the final on the 22nd.
Korea, which belongs to Group B along with Australia, Japan, China and the Czech Republic, will challenge to pass the first round of the finals for the first time in 14 years since 2009.