Team USA is building a very good squad for the 2023 World Baseball Classic, organized by MLB and to be played in March.
Now, Logan Webb is being confirmed as the new member of the American rotation.
— MLB (@MLB) December 1, 2022
Webb is the San Francisco Giants’ ace, and is more than qualified to represent Team USA against the best nations in the world.
While it’s true that the pitching is not as good as the offense in this case, that doesn’t mean the staff can’t get outs.
As of Thursday afternoon, the Americans have Mike Trout, Paul Goldschmidt, Mookie Betts, Pete Alonso, Nolan Arenado, J.T. Realmuto, Trea Turner, Trevor Story, Kyle Tucker, Tim Anderson, Cedric Mullins and Bobby Witt Jr.
Bryce Harper committed to participate, too, but will depend on his elbow surgery recovery.
Webb Could Be The Ace Of Team USA Next Spring
As for Webb, he is coming off a brilliant season with the Giants, albeit they didn’t quite make it to the postseason.
The 26-year-old was 15-9 with a 2.90 ERA in 192.1 innings.
He finished in the 11th position in NL Cy Young voting.
He is clearly good enough to be considered the American’s ace in the tournament.
The tournament will start on March 8 and will host some of the best countries on the planet, such as the Dominican Republic, Japan, South Korea, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Mexico, and others.
It will be the fifth edition of the tournament, and the United States will look to revalidate the title they earned in the last event played in 2017.