Mike Trout hasn’t contracted a full-blown case of World Baseball Classic fever, but the Angels center fielder and two-time American League most valuable player is warming to the idea of playing in the event after watching the passion and excitement of several first-round games.

“I mean, definitely, in the future, for sure,” Trout said Monday, when asked if this spring’s tournament has increased his desire to play in the next WBC. “If I get the opportunity to do it again, I’ll probably do it.”

Trout has watched several WBC games, but he was especially intrigued by the U.S.-Dominican Republic game Saturday night.

The Dominicans trailed, 5-0, in the sixth inning but mounted a rally, highlighted by Nelson Cruz’s three-run home run against reliever Andrew Miller, for a 7-5 victory in front of a raucous and record crowd of 37,446 in Marlins Park.

“The games have been good, fun to watch,” Trout said. “The park in Miami was sold out. That’s good for baseball. A lot of people are saying baseball is falling off the map, but with the World Series last year and now the WBC, it’s definitely helping out.”

The WBC would be an even bigger event if top U.S. players such as Trout, Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper, Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and Nationals ace Max Scherzer participated.