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2006 World Baseball Classic rosters

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 AEdit

  ChinaEdit

China Roster[1]

Manager:  Jim Lefebvre

Coaches:  Bruce Hurst (Pitching)


Pos. Number 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 TaipeiEdit

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

  JapanEdit

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. Number Player Date of birth (age) Club
P 11 Naoyuki Shimizu (清水直行) November 24, 1975   Chiba Lotte Marines
P 12 Soichi Fujita (藤田宗一) October 17, 1972   Chiba Lotte Marines
P 15 Tomoyuki Kubota (久保田智之)   Hanshin Tigers
P 18 Daisuke Matsuzaka (松坂大輔) September 13, 1980   Seibu Lions
P 19 Koji Uehara (上原浩治) April 3, 1975   Yomiuri Giants
P 20 Yasuhiko Yabuta (薮田安彦) June 19, 1973   Chiba Lotte Marines
P 21 Tsuyoshi Wada (和田毅) February 21, 1981   Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
P 24 Kyuji Fujikawa (藤川球児) July 21, 1980   Hanshin Tigers
P 31 Shunsuke Watanabe (渡辺俊介) August 27, 1976   Chiba Lotte Marines
P 40 Akinori Otsuka (大塚晶則) January 13, 1972   Texas Rangers
P 41 Hiroyuki Kobayashi (小林宏之) June 4, 1976   Chiba Lotte Marines
P 47 Toshiya Sugiuchi (杉内俊哉) October 30, 1980   Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
P 61 Hirotoshi Ishii (石井弘寿)   Tokyo Yakult Swallows
P 61 Takahiro Mahara (馬原孝浩)   Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
C 22 Tomoya Satozaki (里崎智也) May 20, 1976   Chiba Lotte Marines
C 27 Motonobu Tanishige (谷繁元信) December 21, 1970   Chunichi Dragons
C 59 Ryoji Aikawa (相川亮二) July 11, 1976   Yokohama BayStars
IF 1 Akinori Iwamura (岩村明憲) February 9, 1979   Tokyo Yakult Swallows
IF 2 Michihiro Ogasawara (小笠原道大) October 25, 1973   Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
IF 3 Nobuhiko Matsunaka (松中信彦) December 26, 1973   Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
IF 7 Tsuyoshi Nishioka (西岡剛)   Chiba Lotte Marines
IF 8 Toshiaki Imae (今江敏晃) August 26, 1983   Chiba Lotte Marines
IF 10 Shinya Miyamoto (宮本慎也) November 5, 1970   Tokyo Yakult Swallows
IF 25 Takahiro Arai (新井貴浩) January 30, 1977   Hiroshima Toyo Carp
IF 52 Munenori Kawasaki (川崎宗則) June 3, 1981   Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
OF 5 Kazuhiro Wada (和田一浩) June 19, 1972   Seibu Lions
OF 6 Hitoshi Tamura (多村仁) May 28, 1977   Yokohama BayStars
OF 9 Tatsuhiko Kinjoh (金城龍彦) July 27, 1976   Yokohama BayStars
OF 17 Kosuke Fukudome (福留孝介) April 26, 1977   Chunichi Dragons
OF 23 Norichika Aoki (青木宣親) January 5, 1982   Tokyo Yakult Swallows
OF 51 Ichiro Suzuki (鈴木一朗) October 22, 1973   Seattle Mariners

  South KoreaEdit

Manager: Kim In-sik (김인식)


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

Pool BEdit

  CanadaEdit

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

  MexicoEdit

Manager: Francisco Estrada

Pitching coaches: Fernando Valenzuela, Ted Higuera


Pos. Number Player Date of birth (age) Club
P 56 Luis Ayala   Washington Nationals
P 48 Francisco Campos   Campeche Pirates
P 51 David Cortés   Colorado Rockies
P 47 Jorge de la Rosa   Kansas City Royals
P 45 Elmer Dessens   Kansas City Royals
P 54 Édgar González   Arizona Diamondbacks
P 21 Esteban Loaiza   Oakland Athletics
P 13 Rodrigo López   Baltimore Orioles
P 33 Pablo Ortega   Mexico Tigres
P 50 Antonio Osuna   Mexico Tigres
P 59 Óliver Pérez   Pittsburgh Pirates
P 46 Roberto Ramírez   Diablos Rojos del México
P 52 Dennys Reyes   Minnesota Twins
P 73 Ricardo Rincón   St. Louis Cardinals
P 57 Oscar Villareal   Houston Astros
C 24 Adan Muñoz   Mexico Tigres
C 29 Gerónimo Gil   Ottawa Lynx
C 20 Miguel Ojeda   Colorado Rockies
IF 8 Alfredo Amézaga   Florida Marlins
IF 3 Jorge Cantú   Florida Marlins
IF 9 Vinny Castilla (CAPT)   San Diego Padres
IF 17 Juan Castro   Minnesota Twins
IF 26 Luis Cruz   Mobile BayBears
IF 44 Erubiel Durazo   Texas Rangers
IF 22 Benji Gil   Kansas City Royals
IF 23 Adrián González   San Diego Padres
OF 28 Karim García   Sultanes de Monterrey
OF 36 Luis Alfonso García   New York Yankees
OF 18 Luis Carlos "Clipper" García   Mexico Tigres
OF 7 Mario Valenzuela   Saraperos de Saltillo

  South AfricaEdit

Pitching coach:  Lee Smith


Pos. Number Player Date of birth (age) Club
P 35 Barry Armitage May 11, 1979   Kansas City Royals
P 28 Tyrone Brandt April 3, 1985
P 37 Matthew Dancer
P 20 Kalin Dreyer
P 7 Shannon Ekermans   North Dakota State University
P 10 Jared Elario
P 45 Lester Fortiun
P 76 Gavin Jefferies
P 44 Tyrone Lamont April 3, 1985   AZL Mariners
P 22 Gary Maree
P 27 Carl Michaels May 21, 1981   Athlone Athletics
P 25 Darryn Smith
P 3 Robert Verschuren
C 18 Kyle Botha   Bothasig
C 15 Bradley Erasmus
C 9 Warren Herman   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   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   Athlone Athletics

  United StatesEdit

Manager: Buck Martinez

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


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

Pool CEdit

  CubaEdit

Manager: Higinio Vélez


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

  NetherlandsEdit

Manager: Robert Eenhoorn


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

  PanamaEdit

Manager: Anibal Reluz

Pos. Number Player Date of birth (age) Club
P 23 Manny Acosta   Atlanta Braves
P 24 Albenis Castillo
P 22 Bienvenido Cedeño
P 27 Bruce Chen
P 36 Manuel Corpas   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   Toronto Blue Jays
C 8 Damaso Espino
C 16 Carlos Muñoz
C 49 César Quintero
C 51 Carlos Ruiz   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   Houston Astros
OF 64 Sherman Obando
OF 28 Adolfo Rivera
OF 14 Rubén Rivera
OF 1 Manuel O. Rodríguez

  Puerto RicoEdit

Manager: José Oquendo


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

Pool DEdit

  AustraliaEdit

Manager: Jon Deeble


Pos. Number 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   Atlanta Braves
P Ryan Rowland-Smith January 26, 1983
P 24 John Stephens November 15, 1979   Ottawa Lynx
P 39 Phil Stockman January 25, 1980   Atlanta Braves
P 19 Rich Thompson July 1, 1984   Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
C 48 Michael Collins July 18, 1984
C 47 Andrew Graham April 22, 1982   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 RepublicEdit

Manager: Manny Acta


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

  ItalyEdit

Manager:  Matt Galante


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

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Manager: Luis Sojo

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


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

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  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". Archived from the original on 2007-05-26. Retrieved 2006-03-05.