WBC 2023

Puerto Rico Baseball Federation is a mess. Molina has zero managerial experience…


Team USA
Andy Pettitte, pitching coach
Kyle Tucker

Omar Lopez, manager
Jose Altuve

Puerto Rico
Joe Espada, coach on 2013/2017 squads with 2023 role (if any) TBD

Dominican Republic
Rodney Linares, manager (former manager w/CC Hooks)

Trey Mancini

Rogelio Armenteros, Cuban pitcher who saw action with the Astros in 2019

In WBC qualifiers in Germany, Great Britain and the Czech Republic advance to the tourney next March. Spain had been one of the favorites (because of a number of Cuban and other Latin American players on the team) but losses to Great Britain and an underdog Czech squad today prevented them from advancing. 14 of the 16 teams for next March are now set.

Final qualifiers are in Panama in 10 days where the final 2 teams will be determined. Panama and Brazil are probably the favorites there.

(graphic not updated to reflect Great Britain and the Czech Republic)