Baseball America has ranked the Top 10 WBC prospects; the top international players currently not affiliated with MLB teams.
Much-hyped Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish is ranked first.
Darvish has been dominant in each of the past three seasons and, at 22 years-old, he could be available to MLB suitors when he is just entering his prime.
2006: 12-5, 2.99
2007: 15-5, 1.82
2008: 16-4, 1.88
Players in the top 5 are as follows:
|1. Yu Darvish, rhp, Japan|
|2. Aroldis Chapman, lhp, Cuba|
|3. Hisahi Iwakuma, rhp, Japan|
|4. Masahiro Tanaka, rhp, Japan|
|5. Hyun-Jin Ryu, lhp, Korea|