A Look at Team Columbia at the 2023 World Baseball Classic

In Pool C along with the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Great Britain, Team Columbia has a decent chance of making some noise in the 2023 World Baseball Classic. So, how will Team Columbia shake out in this year’s World Baseball Classic? Let’s take a look.

Related: A Look at Team Canada in the 2023 World Baseball Classic


*denoted injury and will not particpate

Columbia’s World Baseball Classic pitchers includes a number of active Minor and Major Leaguers. Among the notable names includes MLB veteran and Padres non-roster invitee Julio Teheran, Padres reliever Nabil Crismatt, and Mets starter José Quintana. Quintana had himself a bounce back campaign after a tough 2021 last year. The lefty recorded a 2.93 ERA last season between Pittsburgh and St. Louis.

Former White Sox RHP Tayron Guerrero will also be a member of Team Columbia. The 32-year-old last pitched in the Majors in 2019.

Position Players

Columbia is set to bring two catchers — Jorge Alfaro and Elias Díaz — with MLB experience to Phoenix. Diaz seems to be the one more likely to get the bulk of the playing time. The Rockies catcher didn’t have a strong 2022 campaign, but did hit 18 home runs for Colorado a year earlier.

Other notable talent from the Majors that will suit up for Columbia includes Athletics prospect Jordan Díaz, Rays outfielder Harold Ramírez, and Angels infielder Gio Urshela. Veteran infielder Donovan Solano, a career .278 hitter across 2,247 PA, will also be with the Columbian national team.

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