Not only does the World Baseball Classic allow some of the MLB's top talent to compete for their countries, but it also provides an opportunity for players that are not a part of the league to showcase their talents.
This has already led to contracts for some players. Netherlands first baseman Curt Smith signed a deal with the Minnesota Twins after his strong performance in the 2013 World Baseball Classic (h/t Tyler Kepner of The New York Times).
Smith is not the only player that has signed a deal following the tournament. His teammate Dashenko Ricardo has signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers (h/t Ken Gurnick of MLB.com).
In addition to these two, there are a number of other players that have proven that they deserve a shot in the MLB based on their WBC performance.