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: United StatesJim Lefebvre

Coaches: United StatesBruce Hurst (Pitching)


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
P 68 Bu Tao (卜濤) January 15, 1983
P 33 Chen Kun (陳坤) March 5, 1980
P 24 Huang Quan (黃權) May 14, 1983
P 80 Lai Guojun (賴國鈞)
P 6 Li Chenhao (李晨浩) July 2, 1977
P 22 Li Hongrui (李宏瑞) April 22, 1986
P 23 Li Shuai (李帥) July 11, 1985
P 7 Wang Nan (王楠) October 7, 1981
P 21 Xu Zheng (徐錚) May 10, 1981
P 66 Zhang Jun (張俊) December 13, 1983
P 17 Zhang Li (張力) February 3, 1980
P 28 Zhao Bo (趙博) August 11, 1985
P 15 Zhao Quansheng (趙全勝) January 15, 1979
C 12 Feng Yi (馮毅) August 20, 1982
C 56 Wang Wei (王偉) December 25, 1978
C 2 Zhang Zhenwang (張振旺) March 1, 1988
IF 20 Chen Qi (陳琦) September 23, 1981
IF 3 Chen Zhe (陳哲) October 14, 1975
IF 5 Feng Fei (馮飛) February 18, 1983
IF 11 Guo Tao (國濤) March 21, 1987
IF 51 Li Lei (李磊) June 24, 1984
IF 10 Liu Guangbiao (劉廣標) September 5, 1978
IF 37 Pan Wenbin (潘文彬) December 9, 1986
IF 32 Wang Jingchao (王靖超) July 13, 1988
IF 18 Yang Guogang (楊國剛) February 22, 1977
IF 9 Zhang Yufeng (張玉峰) February 9, 1977
OF 26 Liu Yaqing (劉雅卿) July 17, 1982
OF 1 Sun Lingfeng (孫嶺峰) August 14, 1978
OF 35 Yang Shuo (楊碩) May 18, 1981
OF 36 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
P 97 Chiang Chien-ming (姜建銘) May 27, 1985 Japan Yomiuri Giants
P 59 Chu Wei-ming (朱尉銘) August 2, 1981
P 17 Hsu Chu-chien (許竹見) January 25, 1981 Taiwan Macoto Cobras
P 63 Hsu Wen-hsiung (許文雄) Taiwan La New Bears
P 32 Kevin Huang (黃俊中) Taiwan La New Bears
P 88 Keng Po-hsuan (耿伯軒) October 15, 1984
P 37 Kuo Hong-chih (郭泓志) July 23, 1981 United States Los Angeles Dodgers
P 11 Lin En-yu (林恩宇) March 25, 1981 Taiwan Macoto Cobras
P 19 Lin Ying-chieh (林英傑) May 1, 1981
P 18 Pan Wei-lun (潘威倫) March 5, 1982 Taiwan Uni-President Lions
P 70 Tsai Ying-feng (蔡英峰) May 26, 1983 Taiwan La New Bears
P 42 Tseng Sung-wei (增菘瑋) December 28, 1984
P 46 Yang Chien-fu (陽建福) April 22, 1979 Taiwan Sinon Bulls
P 91 Yao-Hsun Yang (陽耀勳) January 22, 1983 Japan Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
C 41 Chen Feng-min (陳峰民) October 29, 1977 Taiwan La New Bears
C 34 Kao Chih-kang (高志綱) February 27, 1981 Taiwan Uni-President Lions
C 27 Yeh Chun-chang (葉君璋) October 25, 1972 Taiwan Sinon Bulls
IF 12 Chang Chia-hao (張家浩) Taiwan Sinon Bulls
IF 49 Chang Tai-shan (張泰山) October 31, 1976 Taiwan Sinon Bulls
IF 13 Chen Yung-chi (陳鏞基) July 13, 1983
IF 31 Cheng Chan-ming (鄭昌明) January 28, 1978 Taiwan Chinatrust Whales
IF 55 Hsieh Chia-hsien (謝佳賢) April 8, 1976 Taiwan Macoto Cobras
IF 51 Hu Chin-lung (胡金龍) February 2, 1984 United States Jacksonville Suns
IF 7 Lin Chih-sheng (林智勝) January 1, 1982 Taiwan La New Bears
IF 15 Yang Chung-shou (陽仲壽) January 17, 1987 Japan Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
IF 6 Yang Sen (陽森) March 25, 1981 Taiwan Uni-President Lions
OF 8 Chan Chih-yao (詹智堯) January 2, 1983
OF 69 Chang Chien-ming (張建銘) July 27, 1980 Taiwan Sinon Bulls
OF 30 Huang Lung-yi (黃龍義) February 20, 1979 Taiwan La New Bears
OF 24 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
P 11 Naoyuki Shimizu (清水直行) November 24, 1975 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
P 12 Soichi Fujita (藤田宗一) October 17, 1972 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
P 15 Tomoyuki Kubota (久保田智之) Japan Hanshin Tigers
P 18 Daisuke Matsuzaka (松坂大輔) September 13, 1980 Japan Seibu Lions
P 19 Koji Uehara (上原浩治) April 3, 1975 Japan Yomiuri Giants
P 20 Yasuhiko Yabuta (薮田安彦) June 19, 1973 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
P 21 Tsuyoshi Wada (和田毅) February 21, 1981 Japan Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
P 24 Kyuji Fujikawa (藤川球児) July 21, 1980 Japan Hanshin Tigers
P 31 Shunsuke Watanabe (渡辺俊介) August 27, 1976 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
P 40 Akinori Otsuka (大塚晶則) January 13, 1972 United States Texas Rangers
P 41 Hiroyuki Kobayashi (小林宏之) June 4, 1976 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
P 47 Toshiya Sugiuchi (杉内俊哉) October 30, 1980 Japan Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
P 61 Hirotoshi Ishii (石井弘寿) Japan Tokyo Yakult Swallows
P 61 Takahiro Mahara (馬原孝浩) Japan Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
C 22 Tomoya Satozaki (里崎智也) May 20, 1976 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
C 27 Motonobu Tanishige (谷繁元信) December 21, 1970 Japan Chunichi Dragons
C 59 Ryoji Aikawa (相川亮二) July 11, 1976 Japan Yokohama BayStars
IF 1 Akinori Iwamura (岩村明憲) February 9, 1979 Japan Tokyo Yakult Swallows
IF 2 Michihiro Ogasawara (小笠原道大) October 25, 1973 Japan Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
IF 3 Nobuhiko Matsunaka (松中信彦) December 26, 1973 Japan Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
IF 7 Tsuyoshi Nishioka (西岡剛) Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
IF 8 Toshiaki Imae (今江敏晃) August 26, 1983 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
IF 10 Shinya Miyamoto (宮本慎也) November 5, 1970 Japan Tokyo Yakult Swallows
IF 25 Takahiro Arai (新井貴浩) January 30, 1977 Japan Hiroshima Toyo Carp
IF 52 Munenori Kawasaki (川崎宗則) June 3, 1981 Japan Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
OF 5 Kazuhiro Wada (和田一浩) June 19, 1972 Japan Seibu Lions
OF 6 Hitoshi Tamura (多村仁) May 28, 1977 Japan Yokohama BayStars
OF 9 Tatsuhiko Kinjoh (金城龍彦) July 27, 1976 Japan Yokohama BayStars
OF 17 Kosuke Fukudome (福留孝介) April 26, 1977 Japan Chunichi Dragons
OF 23 Norichika Aoki (青木宣親) January 5, 1982 Japan Tokyo Yakult Swallows
OF 51 Ichiro Suzuki (鈴木一郎) October 22, 1973 United States Seattle Mariners

 South Korea[edit]

Manager: Kim In-sik (김인식)


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
P 36 Bae Young-soo (배영수) May 4, 1981 South Korea Samsung Lions
P 45 Bong Jung-keun (봉중근) July 15, 1980 United States Cincinnati Reds
P 21 Chong Tae-hyon (정대현) November 10, 1978 South Korea SK Wyverns
P 41 Chung Jae-hun (정재훈) January 1, 1980 South Korea Doosan Bears
P 28 Jun Byung-doo (전병두) October 14, 1984 South Korea KIA Tigers
P 49 Kim Byung-hyun (김병현) January 19, 1979 United States Colorado Rockies
P 51 Sunny Kim (김선우) September 4, 1977 United States Colorado Rockies
P 15 Koo Dae-sung (구대성) August 2, 1969 United States New York Mets
P 17 Oh Seung-hwan (오승환) July 15, 1982 South Korea Samsung Lions
P 61 Park Chan-ho (박찬호) June 30, 1973 United States San Diego Padres
P 26 Seo Jae-weong (서재응) May 24, 1977 United States Tampa Bay Devil Rays
P 1 Son Min-han (손민한) January 2, 1975 South Korea Lotte Giants
C 44 Cho In-sung (조인성) May 25, 1975 South Korea LG Twins
C 22 Hong Sung-heon (홍성흔) February 28, 1977 South Korea Doosan Bears
C 20 Jin Kab-yong (진갑용) May 8, 1974 South Korea Samsung Lions
IF 11 Choi Hee-seop (최희섭) March 16, 1979 United States Los Angeles Dodgers
IF 18 Kim Dong-joo (김동주) February 3, 1976 South Korea Doosan Bears
IF 6 Kim Jae-gul (김재걸) September 7, 1972 South Korea Samsung Lions
IF 16 Kim Jong-kook (김종국) September 14, 1973 South Korea KIA Tigers
IF 14 Kim Min-jae (김민재) January 3, 1973 South Korea Hanwha Eagles
IF 52 Kim Tae-kyun (김태균) May 29, 1982 South Korea Hanwha Eagles
IF 25 Lee Seung-yeop (이승엽) August 18, 1976 Japan Yomiuri Giants
IF 3 Park Jin-man (박진만) November 30, 1976 South Korea Samsung Lions
OF 9 Lee Byung-Kyu (이병규) October 25, 1974 South Korea LG Twins
OF 35 Lee Jin-young (이진영) June 15, 1980 South Korea SK Wyverns
OF 7 Lee Jong-beom (이종범) August 15, 1970 South Korea KIA Tigers
OF 33 Park Yong-taik (박용택) April 21, 1979 South Korea LG Twins
OF 12 Song Ji-man (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), United StatesTim Leiper (Coach), Rob Ducey (Coach), Larry Walker (Coach), Tommy Craig (Trainer)


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
P 49 Érik Bédard United States Baltimore Orioles
P 35 Chris Begg United States Fresno Grizzlies
P 37 Rheal Cormier United States Philadelphia Phillies
P 28 Jesse Crain United States Minnesota Twins
P 22 Éric Cyr Taiwan Uni-President Lions
P 26 Jeff Francis United States Colorado Rockies
P 24 Steve Green United States Toledo Mud Hens
P 20 Adam Loewen United States Bowie Baysox
P 36 Scott Mathieson United States Philadelphia Phillies
P 15 Mike Meyers United States Huntsville Stars
P 31 Aaron Myette United States York Revolution
P 32 Vince Perkins United States Camden Riversharks
P 48 Paul Quantrill United States Florida Marlins[3]
P 34 Chris Reitsma United States Seattle Mariners
C 39 Pete Laforest Mexico Mexicali Eagles
C 8 Chris Robinson United States Detroit Tigers
C 17 Maxim St. Pierre United States Detroit Tigers
IF 11 Stubby Clapp Canada Edmonton Cracker-Cats
IF 47 Corey Koskie United States Milwaukee Brewers
IF 27 Justin Morneau United States Minnesota Twins
IF 16 Kevin Nicholson United States Somerset Patriots
IF 4 Pete Orr United States Atlanta Braves
IF 3 Matt Rogelstad United States Seattle Mariners
IF 50 Scott Thorman United States Richmond Braves
OF 38 Jason Bay United States Pittsburgh Pirates
OF 18 Sebastien Boucher United States Norfolk Tides
OF 45 Aaron Guiel United States Kansas City Royals
OF 19 Ryan Radmanovich United States Somerset Patriots
OF 12 Matt Stairs United States Kansas City Royals
OF 7 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
P 56 Luis Ayala United States Washington Nationals
P 48 Francisco Campos Mexico Campeche Pirates
P 51 David Cortés United States Colorado Rockies
P 47 Jorge de la Rosa United States Kansas City Royals
P 45 Elmer Dessens United States Kansas City Royals
P 54 Édgar González United States Arizona Diamondbacks
P 21 Esteban Loaiza United States Oakland Athletics
P 13 Rodrigo López United States Baltimore Orioles
P 33 Pablo Ortega Mexico Mexico Tigres
P 50 Antonio Osuna Mexico Mexico Tigres
P 59 Óliver Pérez United States Pittsburgh Pirates
P 46 Roberto Ramírez Mexico Diablos Rojos del México
P 52 Dennys Reyes United States Minnesota Twins
P 73 Ricardo Rincón United States St. Louis Cardinals
P 57 Oscar Villareal United States Houston Astros
C 24 Adan Muñoz Mexico Mexico Tigres
C 29 Gerónimo Gil Canada Ottawa Lynx
C 20 Miguel Ojeda United States Colorado Rockies
IF 8 Alfredo Amézaga United States Florida Marlins
IF 3 Jorge Cantú United States Florida Marlins
IF 9 Vinny Castilla (CAPT) United States San Diego Padres
IF 17 Juan Castro United States Minnesota Twins
IF 26 Luis Cruz United States Mobile BayBears
IF 44 Erubiel Durazo United States Texas Rangers
IF 22 Benji Gil United States Kansas City Royals
IF 23 Adrián González United States San Diego Padres
OF 28 Karim García Mexico Sultanes de Monterrey
OF 36 Luis Alfonso García United States New York Yankees
OF 18 Luis Carlos "Clipper" García Mexico Mexico Tigres
OF 7 Mario Valenzuela Mexico Saraperos de Saltillo

 South Africa[edit]

Pitching coach: United StatesLee Smith


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
P 35 Barry Armitage May 11, 1979 United States Kansas City Royals
P 28 Tyrone Brandt April 3, 1985
P 37 Matthew Dancer
P 20 Kalin Dreyer
P 7 Shannon Ekermans United States North Dakota State University
P 10 Jared Elario
P 45 Lester Fortiun
P 76 Gavin Jefferies
P 44 Tyrone Lamont April 3, 1985 United States AZL Mariners
P 22 Gary Maree
P 27 Carl Michaels May 21, 1981 South Africa Athlone Athletics
P 25 Darryn Smith
P 3 Robert Verschuren
C 18 Kyle Botha South Africa Bothasig
C 15 Bradley Erasmus
C 9 Warren Herman South Africa Athlone Athletics
C 31 Willem Kemp
IF Tebi Andrew
IF 12 Paul Bell June 24, 1980
IF 29 Nicholas Dempsey December 15, 1978
IF 6 Dylan Haynes
IF 11 Zaid Hendricks
IF 14 Patrick Naude
IF 2 Jonathan Phillips April 16, 1986
IF 23 Brett Willemburg July 2, 1984 South Africa Varsity Old Boys
OF 41 Ian Butcher
OF 33 Jason Cook July 8, 1975
OF 26 Duane Feldtman
OF 24 Gavin Ray
OF 38 Ashley Scott
OF 30 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
P 22 Roger Clemens (1962-08-04)August 4, 1962 (aged 43) United States Houston Astros
P 32 Chad Cordero (1982-03-18)March 18, 1982 (aged 23) United States Washington Nationals
P 40 Brian Fuentes (1975-08-09)August 9, 1975 (aged 30) United States Colorado Rockies
P 59 Todd Jones (1968-04-24)April 24, 1968 (aged 37) United States Detroit Tigers
P 19 Al Leiter (1965-10-23)October 23, 1965 (aged 40) United States New York Yankees
P 54 Brad Lidge (1976-12-23)December 23, 1976 (aged 29) United States Houston Astros
P 38 Gary Majewski (1980-02-26)February 26, 1980 (aged 26) United States Washington Nationals
P 36 Joe Nathan (1974-11-22)November 22, 1974 (aged 31) United States Minnesota Twins
P 45 Jake Peavy (1981-05-31)May 31, 1981 (aged 24) United States San Diego Padres
P 62 Scot Shields (1975-07-22)July 22, 1975 (aged 30) United States Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
P 20 Huston Street (1983-08-02)August 2, 1983 (aged 22) United States Oakland Athletics
P 50 Mike Timlin (1966-03-10)March 10, 1966 (aged 39) United States Boston Red Sox
P 39 Dan Wheeler (1977-12-10)December 10, 1977 (aged 28) United States Tampa Bay Rays
P 35 Dontrelle Willis (1982-01-12)January 12, 1982 (aged 24) United States Florida Marlins
C 8 Michael Barrett (1976-10-22)October 22, 1976 (aged 29) United States San Diego Padres
C 24 Brian Schneider (1976-11-26)November 26, 1976 (aged 29) United States Washington Nationals
C 33 Jason Varitek (1972-04-11)April 11, 1972 (aged 33) United States Boston Red Sox
IF 2 Derek Jeter (1974-06-26)June 26, 1974 (aged 31) United States New York Yankees
IF 10 Chipper Jones (1972-04-24)April 24, 1972 (aged 33) United States Atlanta Braves
IF 25 Derrek Lee (1975-09-06)September 6, 1975 (aged 30) United States Chicago Cubs
IF 13 Alex Rodríguez (1975-07-27)July 27, 1975 (aged 30) United States New York Yankees
IF 23 Mark Teixeira (1980-04-11)April 11, 1980 (aged 25) United States Texas Rangers
IF 26 Chase Utley (1978-12-17)December 17, 1978 (aged 27) United States Philadelphia Phillies
IF 1 Michael Young (1976-10-19)October 19, 1976 (aged 29) United States Texas Rangers
OF 18 Johnny Damon (1973-11-05)November 5, 1973 (aged 32) United States New York Yankees
OF 7 Jeff Francoeur (1984-01-08)January 8, 1984 (aged 22) United States Atlanta Braves
OF 3 Ken Griffey, Jr. (1969-11-21)November 21, 1969 (aged 36) United States Cincinnati Reds
OF 5 Matt Holliday (1980-01-15)January 15, 1980 (aged 26) United States Colorado Rockies
OF 6 Vernon Wells (1978-12-08)December 8, 1978 (aged 27) Canada Toronto Blue Jays
OF 21 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
P 26 Luis Borroto Cuba Villa Clara
P 79 Maikel Folch Cuba Ciego de Ávila
P 48 Yulieski González Cuba Habana
P 99 Pedro Luis Lazo Cuba Pinar del Río
P 90 Yadel Martí Cuba Industriales
P 58 Jonder Martínez Cuba Habana
P 97 Yunesky Maya Cuba Pinar del Río
P 23 Vicyohandry Odelín Cuba Camagüey
P 16 Adiel Palma Cuba Cienfuegos
P 62 Yadier Pedroso Cuba Habana
P 81 Yosvany Pérez Cuba Cienfuegos
P 19 Ormari Romero Cuba Santiago de Cuba
P 4 Deinys Suárez Cuba Industriales
C 61 Roger Machado Cuba Ciego de Ávila
C 51 Eriel Sánchez Cuba Sancti Spíritus
IF 54 Leslie Anderson Cuba Camagüey
IF 53 Ariel Borrero Cuba Villa Clara
IF 12 Michel Enríquez Cuba Isla de la Juventud
IF 10 Yulieski Gourriel Cuba Sancti Spíritus
IF 42 Juan Carlos Moreno Cuba Isla de la Juventud
IF 2 Eduardo Paret Cuba Villa Clara
IF 7 Jose Enrrique Camejo Cuba Pinar del Rio
IF 11 Rudy Reyes Cuba Industriales
OF 24 Frederich Cepeda Cuba Sancti Spíritus
OF 31 Yoandy Garlobo Cuba Matanzas
OF 21 Alexei Ramírez Cuba Pinar del Río
OF 56 Carlos Tabares Cuba Industriales
OF 46 Osmani Urrutia Cuba Las Tunas
OF 17 Michel Barruelo Cuba Pinar del Río

 Netherlands[edit]

Manager: Robert Eenhoorn


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

 Panama[edit]

Manager: Anibal Reluz

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

 Puerto Rico[edit]

Manager: José Oquendo


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

Pool D[edit]

 Australia[edit]

Manager: Jon Deeble


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

 Dominican Republic[edit]

Manager: Manny Acta


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
IF 2 Plácido Polanco October 10, 1975 United States Detroit Tigers
IF 4 Willy Taveras December 25, 1981 United States Colorado Rockies
IF 5 Albert Pujols January 16, 1980 United States St. Louis Cardinals
IF 7 Pedro Feliz April 27, 1975 United States Philadelphia Phillies
IF 9 José Reyes June 11, 1983 United States New York Mets
IF 10 Miguel Tejada May 25, 1974 United States Houston Astros
IF 12 Alfonso Soriano January 7, 1976 United States Chicago Cubs
C 15 Juan Brito November 7, 1979 United States Arizona Diamondbacks
P 15 Salomón Torres March 11, 1972 United States Pittsburgh Pirates
OF 18 Moisés Alou July 3, 1966 United States New York Mets
OF 19 Juan Encarnación March 8, 1976 United States St. Louis Cardinals
IF 20 Ronnie Belliard April 7, 1975 United States Washington Nationals
C 22 Alberto Castillo February 10, 1970 United States Washington Nationals
OF 26 Wily Mo Peña January 23, 1982 United States Washington Nationals
OF 27 Vladimir Guerrero[4] February 9, 1975 United States Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
IF 29 Adrián Beltré April 7, 1979 United States Seattle Mariners
C 31 Ronny Paulino April 21, 1981 United States Pittsburgh Pirates
P 33 Jorge Sosa April 28, 1977 United States New York Mets
IF 34 David Ortiz November 18, 1975 United States Boston Red Sox
P 35 Daniel Cabrera May 28, 1981 United States Baltimore Orioles
P 38 Dámaso Marte February 14, 1975 United States New York Yankees
P 40 Bartolo Colón May 24, 1973 United States Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
P 41 Francisco Liriano October 26, 1983 United States Minnesota Twins
P 43 Miguel Batista February 19, 1971 United States Arizona Diamondbacks
P 47 Robinson Tejeda March 24, 1982 United States Philadelphia Phillies
P 51 Eude Brito August 19, 1978 United States Philadelphia Phillies
P 52 Duaner Sánchez October 14, 1979 United States New York Mets
P 53 Julián Tavárez May 22, 1973 United States Atlanta Braves
P 55 Odális Pérez June 7, 1977 United States Los Angeles Dodgers
P 56 Fernando Rodney March 18, 1977 United States Detroit Tigers

 Italy[edit]

Manager: United StatesMatt Galante


Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
P 53 Phil Barzilla January 25, 1979 United States Round Rock Express
P 43 Riccardo De Santis January 4, 1980 Italy Prink Grosseto
P 55 Lenny DiNardo September 19, 1979 United States Oakland Athletics
P 22 Tony Fiore October 12, 1971 United States Toledo Mud Hens
P 45 Mike Gallo April 2, 1977 United States Houston Astros
P 49 Jason Grilli November 11, 1976 United States Detroit Tigers
P 38 Todd Incantalupo May 18, 1976 Italy Italeri Bologna
P 36 Marc Lamacchia March 27, 1982 United States Bakersfield Blaze
P 17 Alex Maestri June 1, 1985 United States Boise Hawks
P 13 John Mangieri September 24, 1976 San Marino T&A San Marino
P 58 Dan Miceli September 9, 1970 United States Tampa Bay Devil Rays
P 28 Fabio Milano Italy Italeri Bologna
P 40 Kasey Olemberger March 18, 1978 United States Salt Lake Bees
P 37 David Rollandini February 6, 1979 Italy Prink Grosseto
C 14 Matt Ceriani October 9, 1976 Italy Caffè Danesi Nettuno
C 20 Thomas Gregorio May 5, 1977 United States San Antonio Missions
C 31 Mike Piazza September 4, 1968 United States Oakland Athletics
IF 34 Davide Dallospedale September 12, 1977 Italy Italeri Bologna
IF 6 Tony Giarratano November 29, 1982 United States Erie SeaWolves
IF 42 Claudio Liverziani March 4, 1975 Italy Italeri Bologna
IF 4 Frank Menechino January 7, 1971 United States Louisville Bats
IF 26 Jairo Ramos Gizzi Italy Prink Grosseto
IF 18 Mark Saccomanno April 30, 1980 United States Corpus Christi Hooks
IF 1 Jack Santora October 6, 1976 United States Newark Bears
IF 15 Vince Sinisi November 7, 1981 United States Frisco RoughRiders
OF 3 James Buccheri November 12, 1968 Italy Telemarket Rimini
OF 27 Frank Catalanotto April 27, 1974 Canada Toronto Blue Jays
OF 24 Dustin Delucchi December 23, 1977 United States Mobile BayBears
OF 35 Val Pascucci November 17, 1978 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
OF 25 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
IF 1 Tomás Pérez December 29, 1973 United States Chicago White Sox
IF 2 Carlos Guillén September 30, 1975 United States Detroit Tigers
IF 9 Edgardo Alfonzo November 8, 1973
IF 12 Marco Scutaro October 30, 1975 United States Oakland Athletics
IF 13 Omar Vizquel (captain) April 24, 1967 United States San Francisco Giants
P 15 Víctor Moreno June 10, 1979
C 19 Ramón Hernández May 20, 1976 United States Baltimore Orioles
OF 20 Juan Rivera July 3, 1978 United States Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
C 21 Henry Blanco August 29, 1971 United States Chicago Cubs
P 23 Ricardo Palma September 26, 1979
IF 24 Miguel Cabrera April 18, 1983 United States Detroit Tigers
P 27 Carlos E. Hernández April 22, 1980 United States Houston Astros
P 28 Giovanni Carrara March 4, 1968 United States Pittsburgh Pirates
P 29 Jorge Julio March 3, 1979 United States New York Mets
OF 30 Magglio Ordóñez January 28, 1974 United States Detroit Tigers
P 31 Víctor Zambrano August 6, 1975 United States New York Mets
P 34 Freddy García June 10, 1976 United States Detroit Tigers
P 36 Tony Armas, Jr. April 29, 1978 United States New York Mets
P 37 Francisco Rodríguez January 7, 1982 United States Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
P 38 Carlos Zambrano June 1, 1981 United States Chicago Cubs
P 39 Gustavo Chacín December 4, 1980 Canada Toronto Blue Jays
C 41 Víctor Martínez December 23, 1978 United States Cleveland Indians
P 45 Kelvim Escobar April 11, 1976 United States Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
OF 47 Endy Chávez February 7, 1978 United States New York Mets
OF 51 Robert Pérez June 4, 1969
P 52 Carlos Silva April 23, 1979 United States Seattle Mariners
OF 53 Bobby Abreu March 11, 1974 United States New York Yankees
OF 56 Tony Álvarez May 10, 1979
P 57 Johan Santana March 13, 1979 United States New York Mets
P 63 Rafael Betancourt April 29, 1975 United States Cleveland Indians

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 World Baseball Classic roster for China Archived 2009-01-16 at the Wayback Machine. 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.