19-year-old left-hander Julio Urias, one of the best pitching prospects in all of Baseball, is still uncertain if he will play for Mexico at the upcoming World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Mexicali according to a report on WorldBaseballClassic.com.
“My first choice would be to be here with the Dodgers and see if there is an opportunity for me here,” Urias said in Spanish. “I prefer to be with the Dodgers. But at the same time, I would enjoy being with the Mexican team.”
As for Urias, he’s concentrating on winning a job in the big leagues. He thinks about the World Baseball Classic only when he’s asked. The Czech Republic, Germany and Nicaragua will also compete in Mexico’s qualifying group.
“I’ve heard I appeared on a list, but nobody has said anything to me,” Urias said. “Adrian [Gonzalez] is here and his brother is the manager, so I don’t know what my status is there. I would love to do it, but it’s also up to Mexico to choose me.”
Mexico is facing Germany, Nicaragua and the Czech Republic from March 17 to 20 in Mexicali. It is one of four qualifiers for next year’s World Baseball Classic. Only the winner advances to the main event.