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BREAKING: World Baseball Classic, Olympic Qualifiers Postponed

    Major international news broke this evening as MLB and USA Baseball published press releases within 35 minutes of each other postponing the World Baseball Classic Qualifiers and the Americas Olympic Baseball Qualifier. The three tournaments were scheduled to … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Dates and Venues Announced for 2021 World Baseball Classic

Press release Major League Baseball World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) announced the dates and venues for the 2021 World Baseball Classic today.  The fifth installment of the WBC, which will be played from March 9-23, 2021, will take place at … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: A Sneak Peak into Pakistan’s Official WBCQ Roster

Days after we released guest author Alex Ayala’s roster projection on Pakistan [link], we have been given an exclusive preview into Pakistan Federation Baseball’s (PFB) official World Baseball Classic Qualifier roster. The federation’s official list includes 29 players, of which … Continue reading

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WBCQ Projected Rosters: Panama

Panama lists a total of 57 players on its World Baseball Classic Qualifier ‘dream team’ and, even with three its best-known players declining—Johan Camargo, Jaime Barria, and Dario Agrazal—should have high enough calibre players for a realistic shot at advancing … Continue reading

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WBCQ Projected Rosters: Pakistan

    By Gabriel Fidler and Alex Ayala  [Ed. Note] Pakistan made its global debut in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, the first time any of the players had ever seen a baseball field outside of Asia. Although it was easily … Continue reading

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WBCQ Projected Rosters: Nicaragua

By Alex Ayala [Ed. Note] Our first projected World Baseball Classic Qualifiers roster is for Nicaragua, a team that recently announced its long-list (linked below), which is the master roster submitted to the World Baseball Classic to show the potential … Continue reading

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WBCQ Projected Rosters: Introduction

We are pleased to announce that our newest series will be projected rosters for the each of the 10 nations in the upcoming World Baseball Classic qualifiers. We are very fortunate to have guest author Alex Ayala as the lead … Continue reading

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BREAKING: New WBC Qualifiers Format Suggests Classic Expansion

Qualification for the World Baseball Classic has changed to a new format that seems to indicate an expansion of the main tournament by four more countries. Multiple sources, including one from a European federation, as well as newspapers in Central … Continue reading

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Fall Instructs Rosters International Preview [Part II]

Yesterday, we explained fall instructional camp and offered some thoughts on how ‘instructs’ work [link]. We also previewed the first 10 major league organisations’ rosters for instructs, noting every player from outside a top baseball region (e.g. the U.S.). Today, … Continue reading

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Colombia’s Julio and His Tricolor Dream

Baseball fans outside Colómbia probably have not heard the name Erick Julio, but anyone who has ever met the Rockies’ young pitching prospect could not forget him. Julio is one of the most genuine and enthusiastic baseball players in the … Continue reading

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