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MLB The Show 23: World Baseball Classic

The Show 23 World Baseball Classic
Olivier Dumont Updated on by

Prior to the the start of the MLB 2023 season, baseball fans had the luxury to enjoy a special international event known as the World Baseball Classic.

In case some of you don’t know, the World Baseball Classic is like the World Cup of baseball, where MLB players and other international stars abroad are called upon by their respective nations to compete for global baseball dominance. With 20 teams participating in the tournament this year, the World Baseball Classic began on March 8 and ran until March 21.

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Since the tournament takes place every three to four years, The Show felt it was only right for the World Baseball Classic to be featured in its new game. But how did The Show do so and what can we expect from its brand new World Baseball Classic feature?

Should you be wondering about any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place. Down below we cover all of the important details you need to know about the World Baseball Classic in MLB The Show 23.

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The Show 23: World Baseball Classic Program

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The World Baseball Classic was special to behold over the month of March, and MLB The Show 23 is celebrating it in a variety of ways within their Diamond Dynasty mode.

Along with a slew of awesome new national jerseys from each of the 20 countries that competed in the tournament, The Show 23 also be introduced 100+ new international players as well, which will grant fans the chance to build stacked dream teams with these bright international stars.

But how will you be able to earn all of these great World Baseball Classic rewards and player items in The Show 23’s Diamond Dynasty, you might be wondering?

Well with the Early Access period underway, fans can now engage in the World Baseball Classic Program. Here you will be able to relive highlight ‘Moments’ from the 2023 tournament, complete a themed Conquest map, and win Event games to unlock bat skins and player items.

In case you don’t opt for any of the program options in Diamond Dynasty, a World Baseball Classic Player Choice Pack is also available to purchase in the Store.

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The Show 23: World Baseball Classic Players

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With Early Access now live, fans can now view the vast variety of players they can acquire from World Baseball Classic Choice Packs, the program’s rewards ladder, and from the store.

Down below, we’ve listed all the Set 1 World Baseball Classic players with an 88 overall rating or higher that are featured in Diamond Dynasty:

World Baseball Classic Program Players (88 Overall)

Canada

  • John Axford (RP)

Israel

  • Dean Kramer (SP)

World Baseball Classic Program Players (89 Overall)

Colombia

  • Harold Ramirez (1B)

Puerto Rico

  • MJ Melandez (C)

World Baseball Classic Program Players (90 Overall)

Australia

  • Robbie Glendinning (2B)
  • Tim Kennelly (CF)

Canada

  • Tyler O’Neil (OF)

China

  • Yusuke Masago (CF)

China Tapei

  • Li Lin (2B)

Cuba

  • Yadir Drake (2B)
  • Yoenis Céspedes (LF)

Czech Republic

  • Marek Minařík (SP)

Dominican Republic

  • Juan Soto (LF)
  • Nelson Cruz (DH)

Israel

  • Danny Valencia (3B)

Italy

  • Vinny Pasquantino (1B)
  • Nicky Lopez (3B)

Japan

  • Lars Nootbaar (CF)
  • Masataka Yoshida (LF)

Korea

  • Se-Woong Park (SP)

Netherlands

  • Didi Gregorius (1B)

Nicaragua

  • Jonathan Loaisigia (RP)
  • Dwight Britton (CF)

Panama

  • Christian Bethancourt (C)

Puerto Rico

  • Alexis Diaz (RP)

USA

  • Kyle Schwarber (OF)

Venezuela

  • Ronald Acuna Jr. (RF)
  • Luis Garcia (SP)

World Baseball Classic Program Players (95 Overall)

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Canada

  • Edouard Julien (2B)

Cuba

  • Luis Robert Jr. (CF)

Dominican Republic

  • Christian Javier (SP)
  • Camilo Doval (RP)

Great Britain

  • Harry Ford (C)

Mexico

  • Patrick Sandoval (SP)
  • Julio Urias (SP)

USA

  • Paul Goldschmidt (1B)
  • Nolan Arenado (3B)

World Baseball Classic Program Players (97 Overall)

Canada

  • Freddie Freeman (1B)

China Taipei

  • Kungkuan Giljegiljaw (C)
  • Yu Chang (1B)

Colombia

  • Gio Urshela (3B)

Cuba

  • Yoan Moncada (3B)

Dominican Republic

  • Robinson Cano (2B)
  • Jean Segura (3B)
  • Teoscar Hernandez (RF)
  • Johnny Cueto (P)

Japan

  • Kensuke Kondoh (OF)
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto (SP)
  • Shohei Ohtani (RP)

Korea

  • Byung-Ho Park (1B)
  • Jung-Hoo Lee (CF)

Mexico

  • Luis Urias (2B)
  • Randy Arozarena (OF)
  • Taijuan Walker (SP)

USA

  • Pete Alonso (1B)
  • Tim Anderson (SS)
  • Mookie Betts (RF)

Venezuela

  • Salvador Perez (C)
  • Anthony Santander (RF)
  • Pablo Lopez (SP)

World Baseball Classic Program Players (99 Overall)

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Dominican Republic

  • Ketel Marte (2B)

Japan

  • Munetaka Murakami (3B)
  • Yu Darvish (SP)
  • Roki Sasaki (SP)
  • Shohei Ohtani (RP) – MVP Version

Puerto Rico

  • Francisco Lindor (SS)

USA

  • Trea Turner (SS)
  • Mike Trout (CF)
  • Devin Williams (RP)

Venezuela

  • Miguel Cabrera (1B)

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