The TOP 10 prospects of Baseball America, announced ahead of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), are attracting attention. This is also because of the predictability of 14 years ago.
Baseball America recently selected and announced the TOP 10 for non-major league players participating in the 2023 WBC.
Among Korean players, 4th place Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes), 7th place Kang Baek-ho (24, KT Wiz), and 9th place Kim Hye-seong (24, Kiwoom Heroes) were named.메이저놀이터
Also, Roki Sasaki (22, Chiba Lotte Marines), who is aiming to advance to the major leagues in the future, rose to the top spot. Looking at the full roster, there are 3 Japanese, 3 Cuban and 1 Australian.
The reason this list is attracting attention is also because of the list of TOP 10 prospects selected by Baseball America ahead of the 2009 WBC 14 years ago.
At that time, Darvish Yu (37, San Diego Padres) took first place. Aroldis Chapman, Hisashi Iwakuma, Masahiro Tanaka, and Ryu Hyun-jin rose to the 2nd to 5th places.
Yoenis Cespedes, Norichka Aoki, Yuri Gurriel, Kwang-Hyun Kim, and Hiroyuki Nakajima were ranked 6th to 10th. In other words, all of them advanced to the major leagues from 1st to 9th.
In addition, they left an outstanding mark beyond simply advancing to the major leagues. He has played at least two seasons in the major leagues and left a deep impression.
This is why Baseball America’s WBC top 10 prospects are also receiving a lot of attention. Not only Lee Jung-hoo, but also Kang Baek-ho and Kim Hye-seong are expected to step on the major league stage.