Cuba, which has the possibility of meeting Korea at the World Baseball Classic (WBC), has unveiled a splendid national team entry.
The Cuban Baseball Federation announced the roster of the WBC team to be held in March through its official website on the 26th (Korean time). The team consisted of 14 pitchers, 2 catchers, 8 infielders and 6 outfielders.
Cuba, which has a reputation as a baseball powerhouse, did not achieve much in the WBC. After finishing runner-up in the first competition held in 2006, they failed to advance to the semifinals in three consecutive competitions. As more and more high-level players defected to the major leagues, the competitiveness of the national team gradually weakened.
However, in this tournament, major league exiles were denied permission to participate in the Cuban national team. The most noteworthy players are Yoann Moncada and Louis Roberts (White Sox), who are active in the major leagues. 바카라
Both Moncada and Robert are active as key players for the White Sox. Moncada recorded a batting average of .253 (613 hits in 2424 at-bats), 82 homers, 299 RBIs, and an OPS of .759 in 643 major league games. Robert is active with a batting average of .289 (248 hits in 857 bats), 36 homers, 130 RBIs, and an OPS of .808 in 222 games.
In addition, many major league players such as Roenis Elias (Cubs), Ronald Bolanos (Kansas City), and Andy Ibanez (Texas) joined the Cuban national team.
There are many players who are active in Japanese professional baseball. Rivan Moinello (Softbank), Rydel Martinez, Yariel Rodriguez, Frank Alvarez (Chunichi), Ariel Martinez (Nippon Ham) were included in the national team, and Softbank former players Yurisbel Gracial and Alfredo Despine were also included in the national team roster. was named in