2019 Premier 12

From BR Bullpen

The 2019 Premier 12 will be the second Premier 12. The top finisher from the Americas and the top non-Japanese Asian finisher will earn spots in the 2020 Olympics (Japan qualifying as the host nation of the Olympics). The 2019 Premier 12 will be held in Taiwan, Mexico, South Korea and Japan, with the finals set for the Tokyo Dome. The event will run from November 2-November 17, 2019. The top 12 men's teams in the WBSC Baseball World Rankings at the end of 2018 qualified for the event: Flag of Japan Japan, Flag of United States United States, Flag of South Korea South Korea, Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei, Flag of Cuba Cuba, Flag of Mexico Mexico, Flag of Australia Australia, Flag of Netherlands Netherlands, Flag of Venezuela Venezuela, Flag of Canada Canada, Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico and Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic. The only change from the 2015 Premier 12 is Australia replacing Flag of Italy Italy.