World Baseball Classic thread

Discussion in 'MLB' started by Brian Bull-Dozier, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. Brian Bull-Dozier

    Brian Bull-Dozier Hall of Famer 2

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    The World Baseball Classic is just around the corner(not really).

    Here are the teams and some facts about the players that hail from that nation.

    Australia: Their roster boast 9 players under contract from big league teams

    Canada: There are 147 Canadian players under contract with professional clubs including 17 on Major League rosters. These include 2010 NL MVP Joey Votto and 2006 MVP Justin Morneau. Their roster is not available yet.

    China: Currently has no players under contract with any big league teams but have made significant progress in developing their baseball culture ever since 2008. Roster is not available.

    Chinese Taipei: they carry 28 players under contract in the Majors, 2 made major league rosters this year. rosters are not available yet.

    Colombia: Currently has the Solano brothers in the majors Donovan and Jhonatan who both play for the Marlins. Roster has been made available.

    Cuba: currently has 18 players in the Majors including the like of Aroldis Chapman and Yoenis Cespedes. Rosters aren't available yet.

    Dominican Republican: They boast a robust amount of players in the Majors with over 100 players. Roster is currently not available.

    Israel: Currently they don't have any players on Major league rosters but they boast 3000 players in youth and adult leagues. Rosters are available.

    Italy: with currently no players on rosters in the majors Italy is looking for some luck. No roster is available.

    Japan: 12 current players on professional contracts including Yu Darvish. Rosters are NA

    Korea: rosters are NA

    Mexico: Rosters are available.

    Netherlands: Rosters are NA

    Puerto Rico: Roster NA

    US: Roster NA

    Venezuela: Roster NA

    I will update this later when rosters are finalized. I was running out of time before class so that's why its not finished.
  2. Hornets27

    Hornets27 HoRNETS x GiROUX28

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    It's going to be an interesting tournament to watch
  3. Leafer


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    Can't wait for Canada vs USA

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