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Aroldis Chapman, Cuba MLB debut: 2010 with Reds (Credit: AP )

Aroldis Chapman, Cuba
MLB debut: 2010 with Reds
2009 WBC: 0-1, 5.68 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, 6.1 IP
MLB career (three seasons): 11-8, 2.33 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 39 saves

From WBC to MLB

12 players have made the jump from playing for their home countries during the World Baseball Classic to becoming a major league player -- seven from Japan and five from Cuba. Players are ordered by their MLB debut.

Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japan MLB debut: 2007 with Red
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Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japan
MLB debut: 2007 with Red Sox
2006 WBC: 3-0, 1.38 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, 13.0 IP
MLB career (six seasons): 50-37, 4.52 ERA, 1.41 WHIP

Akinori Iwamura, Japan MLB debut: 2007 with Rays
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Akinori Iwamura, Japan
MLB debut: 2007 with Rays
2006 WBC: .389, 0 HR, 3 RBIs
MLB career (four seasons): .267, 16 HR, 117 RBIs

Alexei Ramirez, Cuba MLB debut: 2008 with White
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Alexei Ramirez, Cuba
MLB debut: 2008 with White Sox
2006 WBC: .385, 0 HR, 2 RBIs
MLB career (five seasons): .276, 78 HR, 358 RBIs

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Kosuke Fukudome, Japan MLB debut: 2008 with Cubs
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Kosuke Fukudome, Japan
MLB debut: 2008 with Cubs
2006 WBC: .182, 2 HR, 6 RBIs
MLB career (five seasons): .258, 42 HR, 195 RBIs

Koji Uehara, Japan MLB debut: 2009 with Orioles
(Credit: AP, 2009)

Koji Uehara, Japan
MLB debut: 2009 with Orioles
2006 WBC: 2-0, 1.59 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 17.0 IP
MLB career (four seasons): 5-9, 2.89 ERA, 0.92 WHIP

Aroldis Chapman, Cuba MLB debut: 2010 with Reds
(Credit: AP )

Aroldis Chapman, Cuba
MLB debut: 2010 with Reds
2009 WBC: 0-1, 5.68 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, 6.1 IP
MLB career (three seasons): 11-8, 2.33 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 39 saves

Yunesky Maya, Cuba MLB debut: 2010 with Nationals
(Credit: AP)

Yunesky Maya, Cuba
MLB debut: 2010 with Nationals
2006 WBC: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, 3.0 IP
2009 WBC: 0-1, 1.23 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 7.1 IP
MLB career (two seasons): 1-4, 5.52 ERA, 1.55 WHIP

Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Japan MLB debut: 2011 with Twins
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Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Japan
MLB debut: 2011 with Twins
2006 WBC: .355, 2 HR, 8 RBIs
MLB career (two seasons): .215, 0 HR, 20 RBIs

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Leonys Martin, Cuba MLB debut: 2011 with Rangers
(Credit: AP, 2011)

Leonys Martin, Cuba
MLB debut: 2011 with Rangers
2009 WBC: .286, 0 HR, 0 RBIs
MLB career (two seasons): .204, 0 HR, 6 RBIs

Norichika Aoki, Japan MLB debut: 2012 with Brewers
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Norichika Aoki, Japan
MLB debut: 2012 with Brewers
2006 WBC: .200, 0 HR, 1 RBI
2009 WBC: .324, 0 HR, 7 RBIs
MLB career (one season): .288, 10 HR, 50 RBIs

Yu Darvish, Japan MLB debut: 2012 with Rangers
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Yu Darvish, Japan
MLB debut: 2012 with Rangers
2009 WBC: 2-1, 2.08 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 13 IP
MLB career (one season): 16-9, 3.90 ERA, 1.28 WHIP

Yoenis Cespedes, Cuba MLB debut: 2012 with Athletics
(Credit: AP)

Yoenis Cespedes, Cuba
MLB debut: 2012 with Athletics
2009 WBC: .458, 2 HR, 5 RBIs
MLB career (one season): .292, 23 HR, 82 RBIs

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