Yadi, Balentien among All-Classic Team standouts

Along with Hosmer, pair selected unanimously to field of 12 honorees

March 23rd, 2017

Following a thrilling World Baseball Classic that culminated in the United States winning its first title thanks to Wednesday's 8-0 win over Puerto Rico, World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) announced the All-World Baseball Classic Team.

From the champions, tournament Most Valuable Player of the Blue Jays (2.35 ERA, six-plus scoreless innings in final), of the Royals (unanimous choice) and of the Marlins were selected. Stroman, as WBC 2017 MVP, joined Japan's ('06 and '09) and the Dominican Republic's ('13) as MVPs in Classic history.

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From Team Puerto Rico, which finished as runner-up for a second consecutive tournament, of the Cardinals (unanimous choice), of the Cubs, of the Astros, of the Indians and of the Astros were selected. Molina became only the second two-time All-WBC honoree, joining Matsuzaka (2006, '09).

From the the Kingdom of the Netherlands, was selected unanimously. Balentien hit .615 with four home runs and 12 RBIs in the tournament.

From Japan, pitcher Kodai Senga made the All-WBC team after posting a 0.82 ERA with 16 strikeouts and one walk in 11 innings.

From the Dominican Republic, Pirates outfielder earned a selection. Polanco hit .579 with a home run for the D.R., which claimed the 2013 Classic title.

From Israel, a team that made a surprising early run in the Classic, pitcher Josh Zeid earned all-tournament honors with 10 scoreless innings. He struck out 10 and allowed just five hits in that span.