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2013 World Baseball Classic

Cuba

Cuba

IBAF WORLD RANK: 1

The Cuban National Baseball Team has won 25 Gold Medals in 29 IBAF Baseball World Cup appearances, finishing second in four others including the previous three in 2011, 2009, and 2007. In their 2009 World Baseball Classic appearance, Cuba was eliminated by Japan in Round Two of the tournament, the lowest finish ever in international competition for Cuba. In the 2006 World Baseball Classic, Cuba lost to Japan in the Championship Game. There are currently 18 Cuban players in the Major Leagues including Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics.

Cuba Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Freddy Alvarez R-R 5'11" 216 Apr 29, 1989
Bladimir Banos 59 R-R 6'0" 196 Jan 17, 1983
Lazaro Blanco 79 R-R 6'3" 200 Feb 23, 1986
Erly Casanova R-R 6'1" 236 Jul 25, 1985
Yoalkis Cruz R-R 6'2" 201 May 28, 1979
Dachel Duquesne R-R 6'2" 190 Jun 9, 1987
Noelvis Entenza 90 R-R 6'1" 194 Jul 13, 1985
Jose Angel Garcia 99 R-R 6'2" 187 Feb 23, 1981
Vladimir Garcia 34 R-R 6'2" 270 May 24, 1988
Leomil Gonzalez R-R 5'9" 172 Mar 17, 1993
Yasmany Hernandez L-L 6'4" 195 Apr 22, 1985
Miguel Lahera 44 R-R 6'3" 254 Jan 24, 1985
Jonder Martinez 27 R-R 5'11" 185 Jun 22, 1978
Leandro Martinez 71 L-L 5'10" 190 Jun 28, 1978
Raidel Martinez 95 R-R 5'9" 176 Oct 11, 1996
Frank Medina R-R 6'1" 196 Jan 1, 1988
Livan Moinelo 89 L-L 5'7" 139 Dec 8, 1995
Jose Rodriguez R-R 6'1" 200 Aug 18, 1992
Alain Sanchez 41 R-R 6'2" 197 Mar 30, 1986
Yosvani Torres 56 R-R 6'3" 236 Jun 14, 1980
Yoennis Yera 58 L-L 5'7" 165 Oct 18, 1989
Catchers
Yosvani Alarcon 11 R-R 6'1" 209 Oct 15, 1984
Frank Morejon 45 R-R 5'7" 198 Jan 24, 1986
Osvaldo Vazquez 31 R-R 5'7" 230 May 20, 1990
Infielders
Guillermo Aviles 21 L-L 6'0" 192 Jan 20, 1993
Alexander Ayala 43 R-R 6'2" 212 Dec 31, 1981
Carlos Benitez 5 R-R 5'8" 201 Nov 1, 1987
Jeferson Delgado 12 R-R 6'1" 205 Nov 30, 1982
Alfredo Despaigne 54 R-R 5'7" 209 Jun 17, 1986
Yurisbel Gracial 47 R-R 6'1" 194 Oct 14, 1985
Yordan Manduley 42 R-R 5'7" 172 Feb 9, 1986
Willian Saavedra 28 R-R 6'0" 224 Oct 23, 1981
Outfielders
Frederich Cepeda 24 S-R 5'8" 200 Aug 4, 1980
Yoelqui Cespedes 16 R-R 5'7" 187 Sep 24, 1997
Victor Mesa 32 R-R 5'9" 163 Jul 20, 1996
Roel Santos 10 L-L 5'6" 172 Dec 22, 1995
Cuba Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
Carlos Marti Manager
Orelvis Avila Coach
Orestes Kindelan Coach
Ciro Licea Coach
Carlos Louis Coach
Ramon Rodriguez Coach
Mario Vega Coach
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