15 Milwaukee Brewers players are on World Baseball Classic (WBC) rosters this spring. This includes outfield prospect Sal Frelick. Frelick will represent Team Italy and will have a hefty travel schedule throughout spring training. In a recent video, he discusses his thoughts on participating in the WBC amidst competing for a roster spot as well as the travel schedule.
In this video Brewers prospect Sal Frelick discusses the 2023 WBC, its impact on him this spring, and the travel schedule.
Brewers OF prospect Sal Frelick is in camp, and this morning he talked about playing for Team Italy in the upcoming World Baseball Classic: pic.twitter.com/eRTDUxK34Q
— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) February 20, 2023
Frelick is currently the Brewers second ranked prospect and according to MLB Pipeline the 30th ranked prospect in all of baseball. He is not on Milwaukee’s 40-man roster and was invited to Major League camp as a non-roster invitee. The 2021 first round pick put together a phenomenal 2022 MiLB season that included working his way up to Triple-A where he finished the season with a 41 game on-base streak.
With participating in the WBC, Frelick will travel to Taichung, Taiwan and compete against the other countries within pool A. Team Italy plays their pool games from March 8-March 12. If they make it further the semifinal and final rounds are held in Florida from March 17-21. The Brewers spring training is held in Arizona.
The WBC will cause Frelick to miss some spring training games with the Brewers, but in return he will get to participate in what could be a once in a lifetime opportunity as well as compete against other countries greatest players. It will be fun to see how Frelick performs on this global stage.