2006 World Baseball Classic rosters

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The following is a list of squads for each nation competing at 2006 World Baseball Classic. The tournament started on March 3 and the final took place on March 20, 2006.

The teams listed on the country's roster is the team the player was with while the tournament took place.

Pool A[edit]

 China[edit]

China Roster[1]

Manager: Jim Lefebvre

Coaches: Bruce Hurst (Pitching)


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
68 P Bu Tao (卜濤) January 15, 1983
33 P Chen Kun (陳坤) March 5, 1980
24 P Huang Quan (黃權) May 14, 1983
80 P Lai Guojun (賴國鈞)
6 P Li Chenhao (李晨浩) July 2, 1977
22 P Li Hongrui (李宏瑞) April 22, 1986
23 P Li Shuai (李帥) July 11, 1985
7 P Wang Nan (王楠) October 7, 1981
21 P Xu Zheng (徐錚) May 10, 1981
66 P Zhang Jun (張俊) December 13, 1983
17 P Zhang Li (張力) February 3, 1980
28 P Zhao Bo (趙博) August 11, 1985
15 P Zhao Quansheng (趙全勝) January 15, 1979
12 C Feng Yi (馮毅) August 20, 1982
56 C Wang Wei (王偉) December 25, 1978
2 C Zhang Zhenwang (張振旺) March 1, 1988
20 IF Chen Qi (陳琦) September 23, 1981
3 IF Chen Zhe (陳哲) October 14, 1975
5 IF Feng Fei (馮飛) February 18, 1983
11 IF Guo Tao (國濤) March 21, 1987
51 IF Li Lei (李磊) June 24, 1984
10 IF Liu Guangbiao (劉廣標) September 5, 1978
37 IF Pan Wenbin (潘文彬) December 9, 1986
32 IF Wang Jingchao (王靖超) July 13, 1988
18 IF Yang Guogang (楊國剛) February 22, 1977
9 IF Zhang Yufeng (張玉峰) February 9, 1977
26 OF Liu Yaqing (劉雅卿) July 17, 1982
1 OF Sun Lingfeng (孫嶺峰) August 14, 1978
35 OF Yang Shuo (楊碩) May 18, 1981
36 OF Zhang Hongbo (張洪波) June 6, 1980

 Chinese Taipei[edit]

Chinese Taipei Roster[2]

Manager: Lin Hua-wei (林華韋)

Coaches: Hung I-chung (洪一中), Yeh Chih-shien (葉志仙), Lu Ming-tsu (呂明賜), Wu Fu-lien (吳復連), Hsieh Chang-heng (謝長亨)


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
97 P Chiang Chien-ming (姜建銘) May 27, 1985 Japan Yomiuri Giants
59 P Chu Wei-ming (朱尉銘) August 2, 1981
17 P Hsu Chu-chien (許竹見) January 25, 1981 Taiwan Macoto Cobras
63 P Hsu Wen-hsiung (許文雄) Taiwan La New Bears
32 P Kevin Huang (黃俊中) Taiwan La New Bears
88 P Keng Po-hsuan (耿伯軒) October 15, 1984
37 P Kuo Hong-chih (郭泓志) July 23, 1981 United States Los Angeles Dodgers
11 P Lin En-yu (林恩宇) March 25, 1981 Taiwan Macoto Cobras
19 P Lin Ying-chieh (林英傑) May 1, 1981
18 P Pan Wei-lun (潘威倫) March 5, 1982 Taiwan Uni-President Lions
70 P Tsai Ying-feng (蔡英峰) May 26, 1983 Taiwan La New Bears
42 P Tseng Sung-wei (增菘瑋) December 28, 1984
46 P Yang Chien-fu (陽建福) April 22, 1979 Taiwan Sinon Bulls
91 P Yao-Hsun Yang (陽耀勳) January 22, 1983 Japan Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
41 C Chen Feng-min (陳峰民) October 29, 1977 Taiwan La New Bears
34 C Kao Chih-kang (高志綱) February 27, 1981 Taiwan Uni-President Lions
27 C Yeh Chun-chang (葉君璋) October 25, 1972 Taiwan Sinon Bulls
12 IF Chang Chia-hao (張家浩) Taiwan Sinon Bulls
49 IF Chang Tai-shan (張泰山) October 31, 1976 Taiwan Sinon Bulls
13 IF Chen Yung-chi (陳鏞基) July 13, 1983
31 IF Cheng Chan-ming (鄭昌明) January 28, 1978 Taiwan Chinatrust Whales
55 IF Hsieh Chia-hsien (謝佳賢) April 8, 1976 Taiwan Macoto Cobras
51 IF Hu Chin-lung (胡金龍) February 2, 1984 United States Jacksonville Suns
7 IF Lin Chih-sheng (林智勝) January 1, 1982 Taiwan La New Bears
15 IF Yang Chung-shou (陽仲壽) January 17, 1987 Japan Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
6 IF Yang Sen (陽森) March 25, 1981 Taiwan Uni-President Lions
8 OF Chan Chih-yao (詹智堯) January 2, 1983
69 OF Chang Chien-ming (張建銘) July 27, 1980 Taiwan Sinon Bulls
30 OF Huang Lung-yi (黃龍義) February 20, 1979 Taiwan La New Bears
24 OF Lin Wei-chu (林威助) January 22, 1979 Japan Hanshin Tigers

 Japan[edit]

Manager: 89 – Sadaharu Oh (王貞治)

Coaches: 84 – Kazuhiro Takeda (武田一浩), 85 – Hatsuhiko Tsuji (辻発彦), 86 – Yoshitaka Katori (鹿取義隆), 87 – Yasunori Oshima (大島康徳), 88 – Sumio Hirota (弘田澄男)


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
11 P Naoyuki Shimizu (清水直行) October 30, 1980 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
12 P Soichi Fujita (藤田宗一) October 17, 1972 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
15 P Tomoyuki Kubota (久保田智之) Japan Hanshin Tigers
18 P Daisuke Matsuzaka (松坂大輔) September 13, 1980 Japan Seibu Lions
19 P Koji Uehara (上原浩治) April 3, 1975 Japan Yomiuri Giants
20 P Yasuhiko Yabuta (薮田安彦) June 19, 1973 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
21 P Tsuyoshi Wada (和田毅) February 21, 1981 Japan Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
24 P Kyuji Fujikawa (藤川球児) July 21, 1980 Japan Hanshin Tigers
31 P Shunsuke Watanabe (渡辺俊介) August 27, 1976 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
40 P Akinori Otsuka (大塚晶則) January 13, 1972 United States Texas Rangers
41 P Hiroyuki Kobayashi (小林宏之) June 4, 1976 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
47 P Toshiya Sugiuchi (杉内俊哉) October 30, 1980 Japan Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
61 P Hirotoshi Ishii (石井弘寿) Japan Tokyo Yakult Swallows
61 P Takahiro Mahara (馬原孝浩) Japan Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
22 C Tomoya Satozaki (里崎智也) May 20, 1976 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
27 C Motonobu Tanishige (谷繁元信) December 21, 1970 Japan Chunichi Dragons
59 C Ryoji Aikawa (相川亮二) July 11, 1976 Japan Yokohama BayStars
1 IF Akinori Iwamura (岩村明憲) February 9, 1979 Japan Tokyo Yakult Swallows
2 IF Michihiro Ogasawara (小笠原道大) October 25, 1973 Japan Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
3 IF Nobuhiko Matsunaka (松中信彦) December 26, 1973 Japan Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
7 IF Tsuyoshi Nishioka (西岡剛) Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
8 IF Toshiaki Imae (今江敏晃) August 26, 1983 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
10 IF Shinya Miyamoto (宮本慎也) November 5, 1970 Japan Tokyo Yakult Swallows
25 IF Takahiro Arai (新井貴浩) January 30, 1977 Japan Hiroshima Toyo Carp
52 IF Munenori Kawasaki (川崎宗則) June 3, 1981 Japan Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
5 OF Kazuhiro Wada (和田一浩) June 19, 1972 Japan Seibu Lions
6 OF Hitoshi Tamura (多村仁) May 28, 1977 Japan Yokohama BayStars
9 OF Tatsuhiko Kinjoh (金城龍彦) July 27, 1976 Japan Yokohama BayStars
17 OF Kosuke Fukudome (福留孝介) April 26, 1977 Japan Chunichi Dragons
23 OF Norichika Aoki (青木宣親) January 5, 1982 Japan Tokyo Yakult Swallows
51 OF Ichiro Suzuki (鈴木一郎) October 22, 1973 United States Seattle Mariners

 South Korea[edit]

Manager: In-Sik Kim (김인식)


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
36 P Young-Soo Bae (배영수) May 4, 1981 South Korea Samsung Lions
45 P Jung-Keun Bong (봉중근) July 15, 1980 United States Cincinnati Reds
21 P Tae-Hyon Chong (정대현) November 10, 1978 South Korea SK Wyverns
41 P Jae-Hun Chung (정재훈) January 1, 1980 South Korea Doosan Bears
28 P Byung-Doo Jun (전병두) October 14, 1984 South Korea Kia Tigers
49 P Byung-Hyun Kim (김병현) January 19, 1979 United States Colorado Rockies
51 P Sunny Kim (김선우) September 4, 1977 United States Colorado Rockies
15 P Dae-Sung Koo (구대성) August 2, 1969 United States New York Mets
17 P Seung-Hwan Oh (오승환) July 15, 1982 South Korea Samsung Lions
61 P Chan-Ho Park (박찬호) June 30, 1973 United States San Diego Padres
26 P Jae-Weong Seo (서재응) May 24, 1977 United States Tampa Bay Devil Rays
1 P Min-Han Son (손민한) January 2, 1975 South Korea Lotte Giants
44 C Cho In-Sung (조인성) May 25, 1975 South Korea LG Twins
22 C Sung-Heon Hong (홍성흔) February 28, 1977 South Korea Doosan Bears
20 C Kab-Yong Jin (진갑용) May 8, 1974 South Korea Samsung Lions
11 IF Hee-Seop Choi (최희섭) March 16, 1979 United States Los Angeles Dodgers
18 IF Dong-Joo Kim (김동주) February 3, 1976 South Korea Doosan Bears
6 IF Jae-Gul Kim (김재걸) September 7, 1972 South Korea Samsung Lions
16 IF Jong-Kook Kim (김종국) September 14, 1973 South Korea Kia Tigers
14 IF Min-Jae Kim (김민재) January 3, 1973 South Korea Hanwha Eagles
52 IF Tae-Kyun Kim (김태균) May 29, 1982 South Korea Hanwha Eagles
25 IF Seung-Yeop Lee (이승엽) August 18, 1976 Japan Yomiuri Giants
3 IF Jin-Man Park (박진만) November 30, 1976 South Korea Samsung Lions
9 OF Byung-Kyu Lee (이병규) October 25, 1974 South Korea LG Twins
35 OF Jin-Young Lee (이진영) June 15, 1980 South Korea SK Wyverns
7 OF Lee Jong-beom (이종범) August 15, 1970 South Korea Kia Tigers
33 OF Yong-Taik Park (박용택) April 21, 1979 South Korea LG Twins
12 OF Ji-Man Song (송지만) March 2, 1973 South Korea Hyundai Unicorns

Pool B[edit]

 Canada[edit]

Manager: Ernie Whitt (First base coach with the Toronto Blue Jays)

Coaches: Denis Boucher (Pitching Coach), Tim Leiper (Coach), Rob Ducey (Coach), Larry Walker (Coach), Tommy Craig (Trainer)


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
49 P Érik Bédard United States Baltimore Orioles
35 P Chris Begg United States Fresno Grizzlies
37 P Rheal Cormier United States Philadelphia Phillies
28 P Jesse Crain United States Minnesota Twins
22 P Éric Cyr Taiwan Uni-President Lions
26 P Jeff Francis United States Colorado Rockies
24 P Steve Green United States Toledo Mud Hens
20 P Adam Loewen United States Bowie Baysox
36 P Scott Mathieson United States Philadelphia Phillies
15 P Mike Meyers United States Huntsville Stars
31 P Aaron Myette United States York Revolution
32 P Vince Perkins United States Camden Riversharks
48 P Paul Quantrill United States Florida Marlins[3]
34 P Chris Reitsma United States Seattle Mariners
39 C Pete Laforest Mexico Mexicali Eagles
8 C Chris Robinson United States Detroit Tigers
17 C Maxim St. Pierre United States Detroit Tigers
11 IF Stubby Clapp Canada Edmonton Cracker-Cats
47 IF Corey Koskie United States Milwaukee Brewers
27 IF Justin Morneau United States Minnesota Twins
16 IF Kevin Nicholson United States Somerset Patriots
4 IF Pete Orr United States Atlanta Braves
3 IF Matt Rogelstad United States Seattle Mariners
50 IF Scott Thorman United States Richmond Braves
38 OF Jason Bay United States Pittsburgh Pirates
18 OF Sebastien Boucher United States Norfolk Tides
45 OF Aaron Guiel United States Kansas City Royals
19 OF Ryan Radmanovich United States Somerset Patriots
12 OF Matt Stairs United States Kansas City Royals
7 OF Adam Stern United States Boston Red Sox

 Mexico[edit]

Manager: Francisco Estrada

Pitching coaches: Fernando Valenzuela, Ted Higuera


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
56 P Luis Ayala United States Washington Nationals
48 P Francisco Campos Mexico Campeche Pirates
51 P David Cortés United States Colorado Rockies
47 P Jorge de la Rosa United States Kansas City Royals
45 P Elmer Dessens United States Kansas City Royals
54 P Édgar González United States Arizona Diamondbacks
21 P Esteban Loaiza United States Oakland Athletics
13 P Rodrigo López United States Baltimore Orioles
33 P Pablo Ortega Mexico Mexico Tigres
50 P Antonio Osuna Mexico Mexico Tigres
59 P Óliver Pérez United States Pittsburgh Pirates
46 P Roberto Ramírez Mexico Diablos Rojos del México
52 P Dennys Reyes United States Minnesota Twins
73 P Ricardo Rincón United States St. Louis Cardinals
57 P Oscar Villareal United States Houston Astros
24 C Adan Muñoz Mexico Mexico Tigres
29 C Gerónimo Gil Canada Ottawa Lynx
20 C Miguel Ojeda United States Colorado Rockies
8 IF Alfredo Amézaga United States Florida Marlins
3 IF Jorge Cantú United States Florida Marlins
9 IF Vinny Castilla (CAPT) United States San Diego Padres
17 IF Juan Castro United States Minnesota Twins
26 IF Luis Cruz United States Mobile BayBears
47 IF Erubiel Durazo United States Texas Rangers
22 IF Benji Gil United States Kansas City Royals
23 IF Adrián González United States San Diego Padres
28 OF Karim García Mexico Sultanes de Monterrey
36 OF Luis Alfonso García United States New York Yankees
18 OF Luis Carlos "Clipper" García Mexico Mexico Tigres
7 OF Mario Valenzuela Mexico Saraperos de Saltillo

 South Africa[edit]

Pitching coach: Lee Smith


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
35 P Barry Armitage May 11, 1979 United States Kansas City Royals
28 P Tyrone Brandt April 3, 1985
37 P Matthew Dancer
20 P Kalin Dreyer
7 P Shannon Ekermans United States North Dakota State University
10 P Jared Elario
45 P Lester Fortiun
76 P Gavin Jefferies
44 P Tyrone Lamont April 3, 1985 United States AZL Mariners
22 P Gary Maree
27 P Carl Michaels May 21, 1981 South Africa Athlone Athletics
25 P Darryn Smith
3 P Robert Verschuren
18 C Kyle Botha South Africa Bothasig
15 C Bradley Erasmus
9 C Warren Herman South Africa Athlone Athletics
31 C Willem Kemp
IF Tebi Andrew
12 IF Paul Bell June 24, 1980
29 IF Nicholas Dempsey December 15, 1978
6 IF Dylan Haynes
11 IF Zaid Hendricks
14 IF Patrick Naude
2 IF Jonathan Phillips April 16, 1986
23 IF Brett Willemburg July 2, 1984 South Africa Varsity Old Boys
41 OF Ian Butcher
33 OF Jason Cook July 8, 1975
26 OF Duane Feldtman
24 OF Gavin Ray
38 OF Ashley Scott
30 OF Ricardo Siljeur South Africa Athlone Athletics

 United States[edit]

Manager: Buck Martinez

Coaches: Marcel Lachemann, Davey Johnson, John McLaren, Reggie Smith


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
22 P Roger Clemens (1962-08-04)August 4, 1962 (aged 43) United States Houston Astros
32 P Chad Cordero (1982-03-18)March 18, 1982 (aged 23) United States Washington Nationals
40 P Brian Fuentes (1975-08-09)August 9, 1975 (aged 30) United States Colorado Rockies
59 P Todd Jones (1968-04-24)April 24, 1968 (aged 37) United States Detroit Tigers
19 P Al Leiter (1965-10-23)October 23, 1965 (aged 40) United States New York Yankees
54 P Brad Lidge (1976-12-23)December 23, 1976 (aged 29) United States Houston Astros
38 P Gary Majewski (1980-02-26)February 26, 1980 (aged 26) United States Washington Nationals
36 P Joe Nathan (1974-11-22)November 22, 1974 (aged 31) United States Minnesota Twins
45 P Jake Peavy (1981-05-31)May 31, 1981 (aged 24) United States San Diego Padres
62 P Scot Shields (1975-07-22)July 22, 1975 (aged 30) United States Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
20 P Huston Street (1983-08-02)August 2, 1983 (aged 22) United States Oakland Athletics
50 P Mike Timlin (1966-03-10)March 10, 1966 (aged 39) United States Boston Red Sox
39 P Dan Wheeler (1977-12-10)December 10, 1977 (aged 28) United States Tampa Bay Rays
35 P Dontrelle Willis (1982-01-12)January 12, 1982 (aged 24) United States Detroit Tigers
8 C Michael Barrett (1976-10-22)October 22, 1976 (aged 29) United States San Diego Padres
24 C Brian Schneider (1976-11-26)November 26, 1976 (aged 29) United States Washington Nationals
33 C Jason Varitek (1972-04-11)April 11, 1972 (aged 33) United States Boston Red Sox
2 IF Derek Jeter (1974-06-26)June 26, 1974 (aged 31) United States New York Yankees
10 IF Chipper Jones (1972-04-24)April 24, 1972 (aged 33) United States Atlanta Braves
25 IF Derrek Lee (1975-09-06)September 6, 1975 (aged 30) United States Chicago Cubs
13 IF Alex Rodríguez (1975-07-27)July 27, 1975 (aged 30) United States New York Yankees
23 IF Mark Teixeira (1980-04-11)April 11, 1980 (aged 25) United States Texas Rangers
26 IF Chase Utley (1978-12-17)December 17, 1978 (aged 27) United States Philadelphia Phillies
1 IF Michael Young (1976-10-19)October 19, 1976 (aged 29) United States Texas Rangers
18 OF Johnny Damon (1973-11-05)November 5, 1973 (aged 32) United States New York Yankees
7 OF Jeff Francoeur (1984-01-08)January 8, 1984 (aged 22) United States Atlanta Braves
3 OF Ken Griffey, Jr. (1969-11-21)November 21, 1969 (aged 36) United States Cincinnati Reds
5 OF Matt Holliday (1980-01-15)January 15, 1980 (aged 26) United States Colorado Rockies
6 OF Vernon Wells (1978-12-08)December 8, 1978 (aged 27) Canada Toronto Blue Jays
21 OF Randy Winn (1974-06-09)June 9, 1974 (aged 31) United States San Francisco Giants

Pool C[edit]

 Cuba[edit]

Manager: Higinio Vélez


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
26 P Luis Borroto Cuba Villa Clara
79 P Maikel Folch Cuba Ciego de Ávila
48 P Yulieski González Cuba Habana
99 P Pedro Luis Lazo Cuba Pinar del Río
90 P Yadel Martí Cuba Industriales
58 P Jonder Martínez Cuba Habana
97 P Yunesky Maya Cuba Pinar del Río
23 P Vicyohandry Odelín Cuba Camagüey
16 P Adiel Palma Cuba Cienfuegos
62 P Yadier Pedroso Cuba Habana
81 P Yosvany Pérez Cuba Cienfuegos
19 P Ormari Romero Cuba Santiago de Cuba
4 P Deinys Suárez Cuba Industriales
61 C Roger Machado Cuba Ciego de Ávila
51 C Eriel Sánchez Cuba Sancti Spíritus
54 IF Leslie Anderson Cuba Camagüey
53 IF Ariel Borrero Cuba Villa Clara
12 IF Michel Enríquez Cuba Isla de la Juventud
10 IF Yulieski Gourriel Cuba Sancti Spíritus
42 IF Juan Carlos Moreno Cuba Isla de la Juventud
2 IF Eduardo Paret Cuba Villa Clara
7 IF Jose Enrrique Camejo Cuba Pinar del Rio
11 IF Rudy Reyes Cuba Industriales
24 OF Frederich Cepeda Cuba Sancti Spíritus
31 OF Yoandy Garlobo Cuba Matanzas
21 OF Alexei Ramírez Cuba Pinar del Río
56 OF Carlos Tabares Cuba Industriales
46 OF Osmani Urrutia Cuba Las Tunas
17 OF Michel Barruelo Cuba Pinar del Río

 Netherlands[edit]

Manager: Robert Eenhoorn


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
47 P David Bergman Netherlands Kinheim
10 P Kenny Berkenbosch Netherlands Pirates
P Leon Boyd Netherlands Neptunus
19 P Rob Cordemans Netherlands ADO
14 P Dave Draijer Netherlands Pioniers
40 P Gregory Gustina Netherlands Neptunus
45 P Jair Jurrjens United States Lakeland Flying Tigers
16 P Calvin Maduro Netherlands Neptunus
36 P Diegomar Markwell Netherlands Neptunus
39 P Shairon Martis United States Scottsdale Giants
31 P Alexander Smit United States Fort Myers Miracle
34 P Nick Stuifbergen Netherlands Pirates
P Tom Stuifbergen Netherlands Pirates
3 P Robin van Doornspeek Netherlands ADO
13 P Michiel van Kampen Netherlands Kinheim
15 C Maikel Benner Netherlands ADO
33 C Chairon Isenia United States Montgomery Biscuits
24 C Sidney de Jong Netherlands Pirates
12 IF Sharnol Adriana Mexico Tuneros de San Luis
17 IF Ivanon Coffie Netherlands Almere
1 IF Michael Duursma Netherlands Pioniers
26 IF Percy Isenia Netherlands ADO
30 IF Raily Legito Netherlands Neptunus
35 IF Randall Simon Japan Orix Buffaloes
4 IF Hainley Statia United States Orem Owlz
23 OF Johnny Balentina Netherlands Neptunus
OF Yurendell DeCaster United States Indianapolis Indians
25 OF Andruw Jones United States Atlanta Braves
21 OF Eugene Kingsale United States Bowie Baysox
7 OF Harvey Monte Netherlands ADO
27 OF Danny Rombley Netherlands Kinheim
18 OF Dirk van 't Klooster Netherlands Kinheim

 Panama[edit]

Manager: Anibal Reluz

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
23 P Manny Acosta United States Atlanta Braves
24 P Albenis Castillo
22 P Bienvenido Cedeño
27 P Bruce Chen
36 P Manuel Corpas United States Colorado Rockies
25 P Jorge Cortéz
58 P Roger Deago
18 P Paolo Espino
31 P Miguel Gómez
12 P Santos Hernández
56 P Len Picota
29 P Ramon Ramírez
33 P Davis Romero Canada Toronto Blue Jays
8 C Damaso Espino
16 C Carlos Muñoz
49 C César Quintero
51 C Carlos Ruiz United States Philadelphia Phillies
7 IF Javier Castillo
11 IF Vicente Garibaldo
32 IF Yoni Lasso
30 IF Orlando Miller
15 IF Olmedo Sáenz
4 OF Earl Agnoly
26 OF Audes de León
17 OF Freddy Herrera
45 OF Carlos Lee United States Houston Astros
64 OF Sherman Obando
28 OF Adolfo Rivera
14 OF Rubén Rivera
1 OF Manuel O. Rodríguez

 Puerto Rico[edit]

Manager: José Oquendo


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
9 P Federico Báez United States West Tenn Diamond Jaxx
56 P Fernando Cabrera United States Cleveland Indians
50 P Kiko Calero United States Oakland Athletics
58 P Willie Collazo United States Binghamton Mets
48 P Pedro Feliciano United States New York Mets
43 P Dicky Gonzalez Japan Tokyo Yakult Swallows
55 P Iván Maldonado United States Binghamton Mets
45 P Josué Matos United States Newark Bears
29 P Juan Padilla United States New York Mets
38 P Joel Piñeiro United States St. Louis Cardinals
57 P Chris Rojas United States Altoona Curve
52 P Orlando Román United States Binghamton Mets
33 P J. C. Romero United States Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
40 P Jose Santiago United States New York Mets
23 P Javier Vázquez United States Chicago White Sox
8 C Javy López United States Baltimore Orioles
4 C Yadier Molina United States St. Louis Cardinals
7 C Iván Rodríguez United States New York Yankees
17 C Javier Valentín United States Cincinnati Reds
12 IF Alex Cintrón United States Chicago White Sox
13 IF Alex Cora United States Boston Red Sox
25 IF Carlos Delgado United States New York Mets
6 IF Rubén Gotay United States Kansas City Royals
5 IF Eduardo Pérez United States Cleveland Indians
10 IF José Valentín United States New York Mets
15 OF Carlos Beltrán United States New York Mets
22 OF José Cruz, Jr. United States Los Angeles Dodgers
24 OF Ricky Ledée United States Los Angeles Dodgers
32 OF Luis Matos United States Baltimore Orioles
19 OF Alex Ríos Canada Toronto Blue Jays
51 OF Bernie Williams United States New York Yankees

Pool D[edit]

 Australia[edit]

Manager: Jon Deeble


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
31 P Craig Anderson October 30, 1980
21 P Phil Brassington April 19, 1970
11 P Adam Bright August 11, 1984
57 P Adrian Burnside March 15, 1977
30 P Tristan Crawford July 22, 1982
13 P Matthew Gahan November 26, 1975
44 P Wayne Lundgren April 21, 1982
15 P Paul Mildren May 3, 1984
27 P Damian Moss November 24, 1976
42 P Peter Moylan December 2, 1978 United States Atlanta Braves
P Ryan Rowland-Smith January 26, 1983
24 P John Stephens November 15, 1979 Canada Ottawa Lynx
39 P Phil Stockman January 25, 1980 United States Atlanta Braves
19 P Rich Thompson July 1, 1984 United States Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
48 C Michael Collins July 18, 1984
47 C Andrew Graham April 22, 1982 United States Detroit Tigers
35 C Matthew Kent July 2, 1980
7 IF Trent Durrington August 27, 1975
4 IF Gavin Fingleson
29 IF Bradley Harman November 19, 1985
26 IF Justin Huber July 1, 1982
16 IF Luke Hughes August 2, 1984
22 IF Brendan Kingman May 22, 1973
14 IF Dave Nilsson December 14, 1969
6 IF Rodney van Buizen
IF Glenn Williams
25 OF Tom Brice August 24, 1981
8 OF Trent Oeltjen February 28, 1983
17 OF Brett Roneberg May 2, 1979
23 OF Paul Rutgers January 17, 1984

 Dominican Republic[edit]

Manager: Manny Acta


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
2 IF Plácido Polanco October 10, 1975 United States Detroit Tigers
4 IF Willy Taveras December 25, 1981 United States Colorado Rockies
5 IF Albert Pujols January 16, 1980 United States St. Louis Cardinals
7 IF Pedro Feliz April 27, 1975 United States Philadelphia Phillies
9 IF José Reyes June 11, 1983 United States New York Mets
10 IF Miguel Tejada May 25, 1976 United States Houston Astros
12 IF Alfonso Soriano January 7, 1976 United States Chicago Cubs
15 C Juan Brito November 7, 1979 United States Arizona Diamondbacks
15 P Salomón Torres March 11, 1972 United States Pittsburgh Pirates
18 OF Moisés Alou July 3, 1966 United States New York Mets
19 OF Juan Encarnación March 8, 1976 United States St. Louis Cardinals
20 IF Ronnie Belliard April 7, 1975 United States Washington Nationals
22 C Alberto Castillo February 10, 1970 United States Washington Nationals
26 OF Wily Mo Peña January 23, 1982 United States Washington Nationals
27 OF Vladimir Guerrero[4] United States Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
29 IF Adrián Beltré April 7, 1979 United States Seattle Mariners
31 C Ronny Paulino April 21, 1981 United States Pittsburgh Pirates
33 P Jorge Sosa April 28, 1977 United States New York Mets
34 IF David Ortiz November 18, 1975 United States Boston Red Sox
35 P Daniel Cabrera May 28, 1981 United States Baltimore Orioles
38 P Dámaso Marte February 14, 1975 United States New York Yankees
40 P Bartolo Colón May 24, 1973 United States Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
41 P Francisco Liriano October 26, 1983 United States Minnesota Twins
43 P Miguel Batista February 19, 1971 United States Arizona Diamondbacks
47 P Robinson Tejeda March 24, 1982 United States Philadelphia Phillies
51 P Eude Brito August 19, 1978 United States Philadelphia Phillies
52 P Duaner Sánchez October 14, 1979 United States New York Mets
53 P Julián Tavárez May 22, 1973 United States Atlanta Braves
55 P Odális Pérez June 7, 1977 United States Los Angeles Dodgers
56 P Fernando Rodney March 18, 1977 United States Detroit Tigers

 Italy[edit]

Manager: Matt Galante


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
53 P Phil Barzilla January 25, 1979 United States Round Rock Express
43 P Riccardo De Santis January 4, 1980 Italy Prink Grosseto
55 P Lenny DiNardo September 19, 1979 United States Oakland Athletics
22 P Tony Fiore October 12, 1971 United States Toledo Mud Hens
45 P Mike Gallo April 2, 1977 United States Houston Astros
49 P Jason Grilli November 11, 1976 United States Detroit Tigers
38 P Todd Incantalupo May 18, 1976 Italy Italeri Bologna
36 P Marc Lamacchia March 27, 1982 United States Bakersfield Blaze
17 P Alex Maestri June 1, 1985 United States Boise Hawks
13 P John Mangieri September 24, 1976 San Marino T&A San Marino
58 P Dan Miceli September 9, 1970 United States Tampa Bay Devil Rays
28 P Fabio Milano Italy Italeri Bologna
40 P Kasey Olemberger March 18, 1978 United States Salt Lake Bees
37 P David Rollandini February 6, 1979 Italy Prink Grosseto
14 C Matt Ceriani October 9, 1976 Italy Caffè Danesi Nettuno
20 C Thomas Gregorio May 5, 1977 United States San Antonio Missions
31 C Mike Piazza September 4, 1968 United States Oakland Athletics
34 IF Davide Dallospedale September 12, 1977 Italy Italeri Bologna
6 IF Tony Giarratano November 29, 1982 United States Erie SeaWolves
42 IF Claudio Liverziani March 4, 1975 Italy Italeri Bologna
4 IF Frank Menechino January 7, 1971 United States Louisville Bats
26 IF Jairo Ramos Gizzi Italy Prink Grosseto
18 IF Mark Saccomanno April 30, 1980 United States Corpus Christi Hooks
1 IF Jack Santora October 6, 1976 United States Newark Bears
15 IF Vince Sinisi November 7, 1981 United States Frisco RoughRiders
3 OF James Buccheri November 12, 1968 Italy Telemarket Rimini
27 OF Frank Catalanotto April 27, 1974 Canada Toronto Blue Jays
24 OF Dustin Delucchi December 23, 1977 United States Mobile BayBears
35 OF Val Pascucci November 17, 1978 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
25 OF Peter Zoccolillo February 2, 1977

 Venezuela[edit]

Manager: Luis Sojo

Coaches: Dave Concepción, Oscar Escobar, Roberto Espinoza, Omar Malavé, Luis Salazar


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 IF Tomás Pérez December 29, 1973 United States Chicago White Sox
2 IF Carlos Guillén September 30, 1975 United States Detroit Tigers
9 IF Edgardo Alfonzo November 8, 1973
12 IF Marco Scutaro October 30, 1975 United States Oakland Athletics
13 IF Omar Vizquel (captain) April 24, 1967 United States San Francisco Giants
15 P Víctor Moreno June 10, 1979
19 C Ramón Hernández May 20, 1976 United States Baltimore Orioles
20 OF Juan Rivera July 3, 1978 United States Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
21 C Henry Blanco August 29, 1971 United States Chicago Cubs
23 P Ricardo Palma September 26, 1979
24 IF Miguel Cabrera April 18, 1983 United States Detroit Tigers
27 P Carlos E. Hernández April 22, 1980 United States Houston Astros
28 P Giovanni Carrara March 4, 1968 United States Pittsburgh Pirates
29 P Jorge Julio March 3, 1979 United States New York Mets
30 OF Magglio Ordóñez January 28, 1974 United States Detroit Tigers
31 P Víctor Zambrano August 6, 1975 United States New York Mets
34 P Freddy García June 10, 1976 United States Detroit Tigers
36 P Tony Armas, Jr. April 29, 1978 United States New York Mets
37 P Francisco Rodríguez January 7, 1982 United States Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
38 P Carlos Zambrano June 1, 1981 United States Chicago Cubs
39 P Gustavo Chacín December 4, 1980 Canada Toronto Blue Jays
41 C Víctor Martínez December 23, 1978 United States Cleveland Indians
45 P Kelvim Escobar April 11, 1976 United States Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
47 OF Endy Chávez February 7, 1978 United States New York Mets
51 OF Robert Pérez June 4, 1969
52 P Carlos Silva April 23, 1979 United States Seattle Mariners
53 OF Bobby Abreu March 11, 1974 United States New York Yankees
56 OF Tony Álvarez May 10, 1979
57 P Johan Santana March 13, 1979 United States New York Mets
63 P Rafael Betancourt April 29, 1975 United States Cleveland Indians

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 World Baseball Classic roster for China at Worldbaseballclassic.com
  2. ^ 2006 World Baseball Classic roster for Chinese Taipei at Worldbaseballclassic.com
  3. ^ Quantrill announced his retirement during the 2006 WBC, effective at the end of the tournament.
  4. ^ Guerrero will skip the first round of the World Baseball Classic, due to the death of three of his cousins in an auto accident in the Dominican Republic. "Notes: Vladdy in Dominicans' thoughts". Retrieved 2006-03-05.