18U Baseball World Cup

The World's most competitive international baseball tournament.


The U-18 Baseball World Cup is arguably the most competitive and best represented international competition in all of baseball. The elite world championship event has featured superstars like Canada’s Brett Lawrie, Japan’s Yu Darvish and Shohei Ohtani, South Korea’s Shin-soo Choo, Cuba’s Yasiel Puig and Aroldis Chapman, and USA’s Clayton Kershaw, Justin Upton and Buster Posey, among countless others – and which, in 2013, had a potential broadcast reach of 144 million homes and potential online/mobile reach of 20 million.

Player eligibility
16-18 years-old

Total No. of National Team Participants
Twelve (12) 

Continental Representation (est. with the 2016 edition)

Africa (1)

Americas (5)

Asia (3)

Europe (2)

Oceania (1)