A total of 17 Omaha alums will participate in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, with the rosters for all teams announced on MLB Network on Wednesday evening. The list includes current Kansas City Royals players Danny Duffy and Eric Hosmer (USA), along with Salvador Perez (Venezuela). Four members of the Storm Chasers' 2016 roster are also set to participate.
|Australia (3)||Year(s)||Puerto Rico (4)||Year(s)|
|Allan de San Miguel||2016||Carlos Beltran||2000|
|Peter Moylan||2016||Rey Fuentes||2015-16|
|Liam Hendriks||2014||Mike Aviles||2006-08, 10-11|
|Jamie Romak||2012||Italy (0)||Year(s)|
|China (1)||Year(s)||Israel (1)||Year(s)|
|Bruce Chen||2009-11, 14||Cody Decker||2016|
|Chinese Tapei (0)||Year(s)||Japan (0)||Year(s)|
|Colombia (2)||Year(s)||Netherlands (1)||Year(s)|
|Sugar Ray Marimon||2014||J.C. Sulbaran||2015|
|South Korea (0)||Year(s)|
|Dominican Republic (0)||Year(s)||Danny Duffy||2011. 13-15|
|Eric Hosmer||2011, 14|
|Luis Mendoza||2010-11||Venezuela (1)||Year(s)|
Puerto Rico boasts the most Omaha alums with four, with careers spanning from the 2000 Omaha Royals (Carlos Beltran) to last year's squad in Rey Fuentes. Australia's roster includes three Storm Chasers, featuring a pair of 2016 Omaha players in Allan de San Miguel and Peter Moylan, while Colombia and the United States rosters also list multiple Omaha alums.
Of the 16 nations that will participate in the WBC, ten feature are least one Omaha alum. It should be noted those numbers do not include 2011-14 Storm Chasers infielder Johnny Giavotella, who reportedly committed to play for Italy but was not listed on Italy's announced roster on Wednesday evening.
The 16 teams are split into four separate pools, with pool play beginning on March 6.
|Pool A (March 6-10 in Seoul, South Korea)||Pool B (March 7-11 in Tokyo, Japan)|
|Pool C (March 9-13 in Miami, Florida)||Pool D (March 9-13 in Jalisco, Mexico)|
|Dominican Republic||Puerto Rico|
The matchups will be broadcast on MLB Network. The top two teams from Pool A and Pool B will then face off in a round-robin format in the Second Round in Tokyo, Japan, while the top two squads from Pool C and Pool D will battle in a round-robin format in the Second Round in San Diego, California.
The winner and runner-up from each Second Round site will then advance to a single-elimination Championship Round at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The Championship Game is set for Wednesday, March 22 at Chavez Ravine.
Click here for more information on the WBC rosters, which feature 63 Major League All-Stars.