The final roster of Japan’s WBC (World Baseball Classic) has been unveiled. There were no surprise announcements. The list of nominees announced on the 15th was maintained. The average age is 27.3 years old, the youngest ever.
Japanese coach Hideki Kuriyama announced the final list of the Japanese WBC national team and attended a press conference on the 26th.
Coach Kuriyama, who will lead the ‘young national team’ with an average age of 27.3, the youngest ever, said, “If you have the same power, you need the power of young players with good momentum.” It’s about winning. I thought about who it takes to win.” 안전놀이터
To players who were eager to participate in the WBC, such as Masahiro Tanaka (Rakuten), who did not make it to the final list, he said, “I feel sorry for those players. We will fight together,” he said.
▷ Japan WBC national team final roster
Shohei Ohtani (Angels), Yu Darvish (San Diego), Shousei Dogo (Yomiuri)
Loki Sasaki (Lotte Chiba) Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix) Shota Imanaga (DeNA)
Yuki Matsui (Rakuten) Ryoji Kuribayashi (Hiroshima) Atsuki Yuasa (Hanshin)
Daisei (Yomiuri), Hiroya Miyagi (ORIX), Yuki Udagawa (ORIX)
Keiji Takahashi (Yakult) Hiroto Takahashi (Chunichi) Hiromi Ito (Nippon Ham)
Takuya Guy (Softbank) Yuhei Nakamura (Yakult) Takumi Oshiro (Yomiuri)
Sosuke Genda (Seibu) Shugo Maki (DeNA) Munetaka Murakami (Yakult)
Tetsuto Yamada (Yakult), Hotaka Yamakawa (Seibu), Takumu Nakano (Hanshin)
Kazuma Okamoto (Yomiuri)
Kensuke Kondo (Softbank) Seiya Suzuki (Cubs) Shuto Ukyo (Softbank)
Masataka Yoshida (Boston) Raj Nuthba (St. Louis)