With less than 50 days until Opening Day, Rockies fans are starting to get excited for baseball to be back. But before the season gets into full swing, several Colorado players have the honor of participating in the World Baseball ClassicThe World Baseball Classic happens every four years, and just like the Olympics, countries get to battle it out to bring home the gold and become the new baseball champions of the world.

In this year's tournament, all-star Nolan Arenado will be suiting up to play third base for Team USA, alongside his Rockies teammate, Jake McGee, who has been invited to pitch for the United States squad. Carlos González is also representing his home country by playing right field for Venezuela in the WBC. Five Rockies minor leaguers are also scheduled to participate in the tournament. The action all begins on March 6, with the championship game taking place on March 22 at Dodger Stadium.