Zach Borenstein Among Players Coming Back to Play for Israel in WBC
Zach Borenstein will be among the many players from September’s World Baseball Classic qualifying team that will be returning to play in March with Team Israel in Seoul, South Korea. Borenstein confirmed to the team Wednesday morning that he’s coming back for more.
The 26-year-old outfielder was one of Team Israel’s shining stars in the team’s conquest of Pool D this past fall in Brooklyn, New York. In three games during the qualifier, Borenstein went 4-for-13 (.308) with a triple, three runs scored and two runs batted in.
Borenstein joins over 20 other players that will be representing Team Israel in a few months in the World Baseball Classic. Major-league players like Jason Marquis, Ike Davis, Sam Fuld, Ryan Lavarnway and Ty Kelly will be some of the players rounding out the roster.
The Easter Illinois University alum enjoyed a successful 2016 campaign with the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate at Reno, slashing .272/.337/.440 over 395 plate appearances, along with nine home runs, 23 doubles, five triples and 57 runs batted in, in 120 games played. Over the past three seasons, Borenstein has played in parts of three seasons at the Triple-A level, hitting .257/.310/.412 in 188 games played.