JT Realmuto commits to Team USA for the 2023 World Baseball Classic
Phillies catcher JT Realmuto has committed to play for Team USA in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
Realmuto has been on a tear since Bryce Harper went down with an injured hand, slashing .375/.444/.734 over the last 30 days, with 5 HRs, 17 RBIs, 24 hits, 12 runs scored, and an OPS of 1.179. On the year, he’s hitting .265/.337/.443, with 12 HRs, 52 RBIs, 88 hits, and a .780 OPS.
Here are the players who have already committed to play for Team USA
- Mike Trout
- Nolan Arenado
- Paul Goldschmidt
- Trevor Story
- JT Realmuto
JT Realmuto struggled in May and June but really picked up the slack once the Phillies lost Jean Segura and Bryce Harper. He’s solidified himself once again as one of the best catchers in baseball, and his skills will be on full display in 2023.
The WBC is back for the first time since 2019 after COVID-19 canceled the tournament that was set to be held in 2021. The four host cities for the 2023 WBC are Taichung, Tokyo, Phoenix, and Miami. The tournament will kick off on March 8th, 2023.