Monday, July 26, 2021

NPB And KBO Players On Olympic Team Rosters

I wanted to do one final post on the Olympic Baseball Rosters.  This post lists the former and active foreign players from both NPB and KBO who are on the rosters for the Dominican Republic, Israel, Mexico and the US.  

Actually, Israel doesn't have any NPB or KBO players on their squad but the Dominican Republic has five, Mexico has four and Team USA features five.

The five players for the Dominican Republic are Jairo Asencio (Kia Tigers 2014), Juan Francisco (Yomiuri Giants 2015), CC Mercedes (Yomiuri Giants 2017-present), Angel Sanchez (SK Wyverns 2018-19, Yomiuri Giants 2020-present) and Raul Valdes (Chunichi Dragons 2015-17).  I don't know of a KBO card for Asencio (mostly because Dan hasn't done a Foreign Attack set for 2014 yet) but here are cards of the other players including both a KBO and NPB card for Sanchez:

2015 BBM Giants #G47

2020 BBM 2nd Version #467

2018 Vittum Foreign Attack #27

2020 BBM 1st Version #167

2016 BBM Dragons #D24

The four Mexican players are Joey Meneses (Orix Buffaloes 2019), Efren Navarro (Hanshin Tigers 2018-19), Ramiro Pena (Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2017) and Sammy Solis (Yokohama DeNA Baystars 2019).  I do not know of any Japanese cards for Solis but here are cards of the other three:

2019 BBM 1st Version #097

2019 Epoch NPB #421

2017 BBM Carp Successful Achievement #23

Finally the five players on Team USA's roster are Tyler Austin (Yokohama DeNA Baystars 2020-present), Anthony Carter (Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 2014), Brandon Dickson (Orix Buffaloes 2013-20) , Nick Martinez (Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 2018-20, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2021-present) and Scott McGough (Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2019-present).  I have NPB cards for all five these players:

2020 BBM 1st Version #204

2014 SCM #258

2016 BBM 2nd Version #451

2019 Epoch NPB #079

2020 Epoch NPB #407

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