The final list of 30 members of the Japanese national team for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) has been confirmed.
On the 26th, coach Kuriyama of the Japanese national team revealed the final list of 30 players who will participate in the WBC. On the 6th, after first announcing a key list of 12 players, including Shohei Otani (LA Angels), Yu Darvish (San Diego Padres), Rocky Sasaki (Chiba Lotte), Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix Buffaloes), and Munetaka Murakami (Yakult Swallows), 18 Additional names were announced, and a list of 30 was completed.
It was no different from the list of 18 members announced in mid-January. There were no surprise appointments. Lars Nutba (St. Louis Cardinals), a major leaguer with a Japanese mother, joined the team, and Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox), who is making his major league debut this year, was also included in the list. In the infield, the team leader and veteran Tetsuto Yamada (Yakult) finally joined. Masahiro Tanama (Rakuten Golden Eagles), who won 190 career victories in the United States and Japan, and Hayato Sakamoto (Yomiuri Giants), who was embroiled in a sexual scandal controversy, were eventually excluded from the final list 먹튀검증. It consists of 15 pitchers, 3 catchers, 7 infielders and 5 outfielders.
Coach Kuriyama said, “This is a list that we have carefully considered with the coaching staff. He couldn’t select all the players who showed enthusiasm for the national team, but he chose the roster because he thought only about being reborn as the best in the world.” He believes in the spirit of Japanese baseball and believes that the players will definitely express it.”
Korea and Japan will face each other from the first round of the WBC. On March 10th, at the Tokyo Dome in Japan, the fateful match between Korea and Japan will be held in the WBC Round 1 Group A qualifier.
▲ Japanese WBC national team 30-man final roster
pitchers (15) – Yu Darvish (San Diego) Shosei Dogo (Yomiuri) Roki Sasaki (Chiba Lotte) Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix) Shohei Otani (LA Angels) Shota Imanaga (Yokohama) Guriba Ryoji Yashi (Hiroshima) Taisei (Yomiuri) Keiji Takahashi (Yakult) Hiroto Takahashi (Chunichi) Yuki Matsui (Rakuten) Hirogi Miyagi, Yuki Udagawa (both Orix) Atsuki Yuasa (Hanshin), Hiromi Ito (Nippon Ham)