WBSC U-23 All-World Team 2016


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.

WBSC U-23 All-World Team 2016

Starting Pitcher

Lim Jiseob (KOR) – LG Twins, KBO

Relief Pitcher

Joshua Guyer (AUS)


Carlos Mendivil (MEX) – Leones de Yucatan, LMB

First Baseman

Connor Macdonald (AUS) – Houston Astros, MLB

Second Baseman

Kim Tae Jin

Third Baseman

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

Designated Hitter

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

Leading Hitter

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

Yusuke Masago