The U.S. baseball team has been working hard in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) since last year. However, the evaluation continues that the mound power is insufficient compared to the field team.
On the 12th (hereafter Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of the Major League, announced the selection of the best players for the WBC players.
This includes 8 players from catcher to right fielder, right handed and left handed pitchers. In addition, one designated hitter, one reliever, and one pitcher were included. A total of 13 players.
There are three players from this roster who will play for the U.S. national team. They are catcher JT Realmuto (32) and outfielders Mike Trout (32) and Mookie Betts (31).
Also, although not on this list, the American fielding staff is lined with all-star players such as Pete Alonso, Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt and Trey Turner. 메이저사이트
On the other hand, the mound is not. Major League pitchers such as Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, and Jacob deGrom were largely absent.
Clayton Kershaw (35) was named, but it was evaluated that his skills were lower than in the past. Also, Adam Wainwright (42) is an old man who is about to retire.
In this announcement, the best pitchers were Sandy Alcantara of the Dominican Republic and Julio Urias of Mexico. Also, the best reliever is Puerto Rico’s Edwin Diaz.
As a result, the United States is behind the Dominican Republic in winning odds. Attention is focusing on whether the U.S. can overcome the mound’s weakness and win the WBC championship.
Meanwhile, Lee Jung-hoo (25) of the Kiwoom Heroes of the Korean professional baseball KBO League is the only non-major leaguer to make the list.