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Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 24 March 2009 13:13

WBCWorld Baseball Classic, Inc. today announced the members of the 2009 World Baseball Classic All-Tournament Team. The selections were voted on by a panel of journalists who covered the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Japan pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka repeated as World Baseball Classic Most Valuable Player.

The only unanimous choices were Korea first baseman Tae Kyun Kim and Cuba outfielder Frederich Cepeda.

Select Read More to see the WBC All-Tournament Team selection

Pos. PLAYER TEAM 2009 WBC STATISTICS
C IVAN RODRIGUEZ PUERTO RICO .500, 3 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R, .583 OBP, .950 SLG
1B TAE KYUN KIM (unanimous) KOREA .345, 3 HR*, 11 RBI*, 9 R*, .486 OBP, .690 SLG
2B JOSE LOPEZ VENEZUELA .417, 10 H, 6 2B*, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 8 R, .917 SLG
3B BUM HO LEE KOREA .400, 3 HR*, 7 RBI, 5 R, .900 SLG
SS JIMMY ROLLINS USA .417, 10 H, 2 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, 4 SB*
OF FREDERICH CEPEDA (unanimous) CUBA .500, 12 H*, 3 HR*, 10 RBI, 5 R, 23 TB
OF NORICHIKA AOKI JAPAN .324, 12 H*, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 4 R, 4 BB
OF YOENNIS CESPEDES CUBA .458, 3 3B*, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 24 TB*
DH HYUN SOO KIM KOREA .393, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, .514 OBP
P 2009 WBC MVP DAISUKE MATSUZAKA JAPAN 3*-0, 2.45 ERA, 3 G (3 GS), 14.2 IP, 13 SO
P JUNGKEUN BONG KOREA 2-0, 0.51 ERA, 4 G (3 GS), 17.2 IP
P HISASHI IWAKUMA JAPAN 1-1, 1.35 ERA, 4 G (3 GS), 20.0 IP*, 15 SO

* indicates player either led or tied for lead in that category.

Source: World Baseball Classic, Inc.

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