WBSC Reveals Updated World Ranking. Cuba is No. 5

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The World Baseball Softball Confederation today revealed the updated 2016 standings in the Official WBSC Baseball World Rankings, which weigh a country’s entire National Team programme (from U-12 to Professional) in international competition.

The Top 10 sees five position changes with the most recent world rankings update, while 59 of the 71 ranked nations either moved up or down the ladder.  Four continents (Asia, Europe, North- and South America) are represented within the Top 10, and five (Oceania) within the Top 20.

2017 World Baseball Classic qualifiers are set

World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) today announced the venues and pools for the qualifying round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the fourth installment of the baseball tournament featuring many of the world's greatest players. The winners of each qualifier will advance to compete in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The four venues that have been selected to host a Qualifier are:

• Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney, Australia

• Estadio B Air in Mexicali, Mexico

• Rod Carew Stadium in Panama City, Panama

• MCU Park in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Anunciados los 12 elencos para el Premier 12

Un total de 12 elencos fueron anunciados por la Confederación Mundial de Béisbol y Softbol (World Baseball Softball Confederation, WBSC), para la primera edición del llamado Premier 12, un torneo que reemplaza a la difunta Copa del Mundo de mayores y que celebrará su primera edición el venidero año.