MONTERREY, Mexico — The WBSC revealed the U-23 “All-World Team 2016” Sunday night, following the conclusion of the world championship final where No. 1 Japan claimed the top place on the podium after defeating No. 15 Australia.
Five nations and three continents (Americas, Asia and Oceania) are represented on the announced All-World Team.
Led by tournament Most Valuable Player Yusuke Masago of Japan, the All-World Team features 10 players.
Masago, a member of NPB’s Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, belted three home runs, drove in 13 runs and had an OPS of 1.334 to rank among tournament leaders.
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WBSC U-23 All-World Team 2016
Lim Jiseob (KOR) – LG Twins, KBO
Joshua Guyer (AUS)
Carlos Mendivil (MEX) – Leones de Yucatan, LMB
Connor Macdonald (AUS) – Houston Astros, MLB
Kim Tae Jin
Tung Hua Yueh (TPE)
Jacob Younis (AUS)
Yusuke Masago (JPN) – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, NPB
Lim Byeong-Wuk (KOR) – Nexen Heroes, KBO
Kengo Takeda (JPN) – Orix Buffaloes, NPB
Guy Edmonds (AUS)
The WBSC also announced the Individual Award Winners based on statistical categories. Among the recipients are players from five different countries including three from Australia, two from Japan and Korea, one from Chinese Taipei and one from Nicaragua.
Individual Awards Recipients
Jacob Younis (AUS) – .571 Batting Average
Pitcher with Best ERA
Hsu Kai Hsiang (TPE) – 0.00 Earned Run Average
Pitcher with Best Win Loss Average
Jiseob Lim (KOR – KBO LG Twins) – 2 Wins, 0 Losses
Most Runs Batted In
Cesar Diaz (NCA) – 17 Runs Batted In
Most Home Runs
Connor Macdonald – 4 Home Runs
Most Stolen Bases
Kai Ueda (JPN – NPB Hanshin Tigers) – 6 Stolen Bases
Most Runs Scored
Jacob Younis – 17 Runs Scored
Outstanding Defensive Player
Tae Jin Kim
Most Valuable Player