Your Guide to Brewers at the World Baseball Classic
The 2023 World Baseball Classic is officially underway! Many of baseball’s brightest stars will represent their countries at this year’s tournament, including 14 players from the Brewers organization representing 10 different countries.
With all eyes on the international stage, here’s what Brewers fans should watch for at the World Baseball Classic.
Brewers Provide Power for Team Mexico
Brewers fans will want to keep tabs on Team Mexico throughout the tournament, thanks to two big bats ready to rake.
Rowdy Tellez and Luis Urias will go to battle for a talented Mexico squad, joining the likes of some elite MLB talent in Randy Arozarena, Julio Urias and Jose Urquidy.
Tellez is one of the most feared bats in Mexico’s lineup – no fellow MLB players on Mexico’s squad belted more home runs than Rowdy last season.
Catch Rowdy Tellez, Luis Urias and the rest of Team Mexico in action on Saturday, March 11 vs. Columbia.
Willy Stars for Team Dominican Republic
There are plenty of reasons to watch the Team Dominican Republic in this year’s WBC. In addition to their star-power, the stacked roster features two Brewers.
Among many household names, Willy Adames and Joel Payamps headline the Brewers contributions to this must-watch squad.
For Brewers fans, it’s a chance to watch Adames compete alongside some of the best in the world – including Manny Machado and reigning World Series MVP Jeremy Pena – and a chance to see Payamps face-off against a strong Pool D
Team Dominican Republic starts things off with a big-time matchup with Venezuela on Saturday, March 11.
Sal Frelick Headlines Team Italy
Looking to catch more of the Brewers No. 2 prospect in action? Tune into Team Italy during the WBC.
Frelick brings a scorching hot Spring Training start into international action. Through 10 Cactus League at-bats, the outfielder has registered a .400 batting average with a pair of doubles and stolen bases.
Not only will Frelick look to star for Italy, it’s also an opportunity to face some of the top arms in the world.
The Mike Piazza-managed Italian squad takes the field on Thursday, March 9 in a Pool A showdown with Cuba.
The Airbender Joins Team USA
Devin Williams makes his WBC debut for Team USA at this year’s tournament.
The Brewers closer brings a shutdown relief option to one of the strongest teams in the field, competing alongside fellow stars such as Mike Trout, Trea Turner and Nolan Arenado.
Williams slots in as one of the top arms Team USA’s bullpen, thanks in-part to his mesmerizing changeup. His usage at the WBC will be vital to Mark Derosa’s squad.
With Team USA landing in Pool C, they’ll start their quest for a WBC title on Saturday, March 11 vs. Great Britain.
Other Brewers competing at WBC:
Abraham Toro, Canada
Javy Guerra, Panama
Victor Castaneda, Mexico
Matt Hardy, Panama
Michele Vassalotti, Italy
Alex Claudio, Puerto Rico
Carlos Rodriguez, Nicaragua
Robert Stock, Israel
Alex Hall, Australia