Tag Archive: World Baseball Classic

[8/9/2016] Luciano Fernando to play for Brazil in WBC qualifier

According to Sponichi, Luciano Fernando was selected to Brazil’s World Baseball Classic qualifying roster. Brazil is scheduled to play the Qualifier 4, Qualifying Round at MCU Park in New York City in September.

Source: Sponichi 8/9/2016


[8/5/2016] Naruohama a possible WBC practice facility


The Hanshin Tigers’ Naruohama facilities is being considered as a practice facility for teams participating in the World Baseball Classic’s Tokyo Pool.

Source: Sponichi 8/5/2016


[8/2/2016] 2017 World Baseball Classic Tokyo & Seoul Pool Details

Preliminary details for the Tokyo and Seoul Pools of the 2017 World Baseball Classic were released today.

First Round

Tokyo Pool

  • March 7 (Tue) – 11 (Sat), 2017
  • Tokyo Dome
  • Japan, Cuba, China, Australia

Seoul Pool

  • March 7 (Tue) – 11 (Sat), 2017
  • Gocheok Sky Dome
  • Korea, Chinese Taipei, Netherlands, Brooklyn qualifier (Brazil, Great Britain, Israel, Pakistan)

Second Round

Tokyo Pool

  • March 12 (Sun) – 16 (Thu), 2017
  • Tokyo Dome
  • Two teams each from First round Tokyo Pool and Seoul Pool


Practice Games

  • March 3 (Fri) – 6 (Mon), 2017
  • Kyocera Dome Osaka
  • Teams from the First round Tokyo Pool and NPB teams

Source: Samurai Japan announcement


[6/13/2016] JPBPA would like 2017 season to start on April 7

The Japan Professional Baseball Players Association (JPBPA) met with the NPB earlier today in Tokyo. They discussed a number of issues, including when to start the 2017 season.

The NPB is currently planning to start the 2017 season on March 31, however the JPBPA would like the league to consider the condition of players returning from the World Baseball Classic and push the start of the season back to April 7.

Players that participated in the 2013 World Baseball Classic had only about a week to prepare for the season. The JPBPA would like to give WBC players two weeks next year.

Source: Sponichi 6/13/2016, Nikkan Sports 6/13/2016