MLB will organize the fifth edition of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March of 2023.
In fact, a qualifying tournament is currently underway, to determine the last spots for the tournament.
It’s a great way of enjoying MLB’s and the rest of the world’s best players on an international platform, showing the skills that have made them start at the highest level.
Venezuela has always been one of the strongest baseball countries in the world, but so far haven’t been able to take that reputation to the WBC.
Their highest finish was third place, but the country will be looking for its first title next year.
Venezuela Is Looking Good For The WBC
Several stars and solid players have already committed to playing for Venezuela in the WBC.
“Veteran leadership and emerging young stars. The players who intend to play for Team Venezuela bring a ton to the table. #WorldBaseballClassic,” the league and the WBC’s Twitter accounts wrote, with an image of the following players: Jose Altuve, Miguel Cabrera, Andres Gimenez, Salvador Perez, and Luis Arraez.
Veteran leadership and emerging young stars.
— MLB (@MLB) October 4, 2022
Altuve and Gimenez should handle the middle infield, Arraez can play all over the infield, and Perez could be the starting catcher.
Cabrera would be a bench piece to use mostly against lefties, but his veteran leadership is always welcomed.
There are lots of talented Venezuelans who could make a difference in the WBC.
If Venezuela is able to get most of them to commit to the team, they could be serious candidates to win it all for the first time.NEXT: Miguel Cairo Comments On His White Sox Future