The Japanese baseball team has announced in advance the 12 players who will participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
Japanese coach Hideki Kuriyama first unveiled the 메이저놀이터 12 players on the final list for the 2023 WBC at a press conference held in Tokyo, Japan on the 6th.
Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) and Yu Darvish (San Diego), both playing in the American Major League (MLB), were named, and Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs) was also included.
Among the players playing in Japanese professional baseball, Roki Sasaki (Chiba Lotte), the league’s youngest player to achieve a perfect game, Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix), who won three gold medals as a pitcher for two consecutive years, and Munetaka Murakami (Yakult), who set a new record for most homers in a single season with 56 home runs. has been named
In addition, pitchers Shota Imana (Yokohama), Shosei Dogo (Yomiuri), Shugo Maki (Yokohama), Sosuke Genda (Seibu), Takuya Gai, and Kensuke Kondo (above Softbank) were also included in the final roster.