2023 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
How much money does the team get that wins the 2023 World Baseball Classic?
As teams advance in the WBC, they target more money in the later stages of the competition.
Team USA, which finished second in Pool C last week in Phoenix, Arizona, got to experience what it was to live the classic in South Florida on Saturday night. In a crazy but expected match, the United States beat pool D champions Venezuela. Team full of MLB talent and one poised to win the tournament.
Miami’s LoanDepot park has been the most important baseball field of Classic interest ever since the first round of pool play began on March 11. Every game from Friday and Saturday’s quarterfinals through Monday and Tuesday’s title game will be played under the roof of the Miami Marlins stadium.
But how much do winners get for the World Baseball Classic?
The tournament is a successful hit for MLB participants and those from major countries who make it to the WBC. The total amount of money of the tournament is fourteen million.
All twenty teams will share six million dollars in tournament salaries. Moreover, national teams receive about three hundred thousand dollars just to participate.
For winning the group, teams receive an extra three hundred thousand dollars, and those who make it to the quarterfinals receive four hundred thousand dollars.
The winning team of the WBC will make one million dollars. But teams who made it to the tournament’s semifinals will each receive five hundred thousand dollars.
Ultimately, the winning team can make up to three million dollars in net prize money. However, per tournament rules, all winnings are divided equally amongst the federation and players. Therefore, one and a half million dollars will go to the players. Most WBC rosters consist of 30 players, which means it’s 50k per player.
For some MLB stars that amount might not be too much, but it could mean a whole year’s salary for other lower tier league players.