OTTAWA – The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has released their latest men’s baseball world rankings and Canada has jumped five spots to No. 8 after being at No. 13 since the previous rankings were released in March 2020.
The rankings, according to a statement issued by the WBSC, considers:
“The WBSC Baseball World Rankings measure National Team performance — from U-12 to Professional — in official WBSC-sanctioned international competitions over a four-year period. The newly published rankings reflect the distribution of ranking points from 2018-current (2021). No ranking points were awarded in 2020 as a result of the suspension of international games due to COVID-19.”
Canada is coming off a fourth place finish at the WBSC Baseball Americas Olympic Qualifier earlier this month in Florida while the Junior National Team program will send a team to compete at the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup this September in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida.
Japan has remained in the No. 1 position, a spot they have held since September 2018, while Chinese Taipei and Korea hold down the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively.
The complete world rankings can be viewed here.