Because the Americas Qualifier (just like the Olympic Video games) coincides with the 2021 Main League Baseball season, North America’s prime baseball stars — Mike Trout, Ronald Acuña Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr. and Jacob deGrom — won’t take part. Nonetheless, a number of former massive league All-Stars will participate, together with Matt Kemp, Todd Frazier and Matt Wieters for the US, in addition to Jose Bautista and Melky Cabrera for the Dominican Republic.
Dominican former MLB All-Stars Jose Bautista and Melky Cabrera work out as teammates on the Toronto Blue Jays
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As well as, a number of prime MLB prospects will get a possibility to shine on a global stage, together with Julio Rodriguez (DOM), Jeter Downs (COL) and Matthew Liberatore (USA).
Two pitchers who’ve thrown Main League no-hitters, Homer Bailey (USA) and Anibal Sanchez (Venezuela), will pitch within the event as effectively.
Two MLB Spring Coaching services, Clover Discipline in Port St. Lucie and the Ballpark of the Palm Seashores in West Palm Seashore, will cohost the competitors with reside followers in attendance.