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World Baseball Classic 2013: Complete Rosters Revealed
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The rosters for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, which will be played from March 2-19, have been released. The United States unveiled its preliminary 27-player roster early Thursday morning. Now the rest of the world has joined in on the fun. 

The World Baseball Classic began in 2006 as a showcase for the best players and countries around the world to play in a four-group double-elimination format. Japan is the two-time defending champions in the event. 

In addition to being a nice welcome back for the sport of baseball during spring training, it also provides players an opportunity to make a name for themselves. In 2006, it was Daisuke Matsuzaka parlaying his performance into a contract with the Boston Red Sox a year later. 

Three years after that, Yoenis Cespedes was named to the All-WBC team. He was one of the best rookies in all of baseball during the 2012 season. 

Here is a complete look at all of the rosters for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. 

Rosters courtesy of WorldBaseballClassic.com.


UNITED STATES
 P R.A. Dickey (Toronto Blue Jays)
 P Jeremy Affeldt (San Francisco Giants)
 P Ryan Vogelsong (San Francisco Giants)
 P Craig Kimbrel (Atlanta Braves)
 P Luke Gregerson (San Diego Padres)
 P Chris Perez (Cleveland Indians)
 P Vinnie Pestano (Cleveland Indians)
 P Tim Collins (Kansas City Royals)
 P Derek Holland (Texas Rangers)
 P Glen Perkins (Minnesota Twins)
 UT Ben Zobrist (Tampa Bay Rays)
 C JP Arencibia (Toronto Blue Jays)
 C/1B Joe Mauer (Minnesota Twins)
 C Jonathan Lucroy (Milwaukee Brewers)
 1B Mark Teixeira (New York Yankees)
 2B Brandon Phillips (Cincinnati Reds)
 SS Jimmy Rollins (Philadelphia Phillies)
 3B David Wright (New York Mets)
 UT Willie Bloomquist (Arizona Diamondbacks)
 OF Giancarlo Stanton (Miami Marlins)
 OF Ryan Braun (Milwaukee Brewers)
 OF Shane Victorino (Boston Red Sox)
 OF Adam Jones (Baltimore Orioles)
P Heath Bell (Arizona Diamondbacks)
P Mitchell Boggs (St. Louis Cardinals)

P Steve Cishek (Miami Marlins)

P Kris Medlen (Atlanta Braves)

 

JAPAN
 P Masahiko Morifuku
 P Atsushi Nohmi
 P Kenji Otonari
 P Toshiya Sugiuchi
 P Tetsuya Utsumi
 P Tetsuya Yamaguchi
 P Takuya Asao
 P Takeru Imamura
 P Kenta Maeda
 P Kazuhisa Makita
 P Hirokazu Sawamura
 P Tadashi Settsu
 P Masahiro Tanaka
 P Hideaki Wakui
 P Daisuke Yamai
 C Shinnosuke Abe
 C Ryoji Aikawa
 IF Yuichi Honda
 IF Hirokazu Ibata
 IF Atsunori Inaba
 IF Nobuhiro Matsuda
 IF Kazuo Matsui
 IF Shuichi Murata
 IF Hayato Sakamoto

 C Ginjiro Sumitani

IF Takashi Toritani

 

CHINA
 P Bruce Chen
 P Tao Bu
 P Kun Chen
 P Shuai Li
 P Wenming Li
 P Xin Li
 P Yu Liu
 P Jiangan Lu
 P Xia Luo
 P Qingyuan Meng
 P Song Ran
 P Haifan Yang
 P Yangyong Yang
 P Dawei Zhu
 C Wei Dong
 C Weiqiang Meng
 C Wei Wang
 IF Xu An
 IF Ray Chang
 IF Fujia Chu
 IF Xiaolei Du
 IF Delong Jia
 IF Yubing Jia
 IF Lei Li

 IF Shu Okamura

OF Xiao Cui

OF Jingfeng Lai

OFZhenhong Lu

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
 P Fernando Rodney
 P Santiago Casilla
 P Octavio Dotel
 P Pedro Figueroa
 P Kelvin Herrera
 P Alexi Ogando
 P Joel Peralta
 P Wandy Rodriguez
 P Esmil Rogers
 P Pedro Strop
 P Edinson Volquez
 C Miguel Olivo 
 C Carlos Santana
 IF Robinson Cano
 IF Edwin Encarnacion
 IF Miguel Tejada
 IF Jose Reyes
 IF Adrian Beltre
 IF Erick Aybar
 IF Hanley Ramirez
 OF Melky Cabrera
 OF Nelson Cruz
 OF Carlos Gomez

 

AUSTRALIA
 P Ryan Rowland-Smith
 P Adam Bright
 P Tim Kennelly
 P Steven Kent
 P Peter Moylan
 P Chris Oxspring
 P Andrew Russell
 P Dushan Ruzic
 P Warwick Saupold
 P Ryan Searle
 P Clayton Tanner
 P Brad Thomas
 P Matthew Williams
 P Brendan Wise
 C Allan de San Miguel
 C Matt Kennelly
 IF James Beresford
 IF Josh Davies
 IF Brad Harman
 IF Justin Huber
 IF Luke Hughes
 IF Mike Walker
 IF Stefan Welch
 OF Corey Adamson

OF Mitch Dening

OF David Kandilas

OF Joshua Roberts

OF Chris Snelling

 

BRAZIL
 P Andre Rienzo
 P Gabriel Asakura
 P Noris Chacon
 P Rafael Fernandes
 P Luiz Gohara
 P Murilo Gouvea
 P Hugo Kanabushi
 P Kesley Kondo
 P Rafael Moreno
 P Oscar Nakaoshi
 P Thyago Vieira
 P Carlos Yoshimura
 C Bruno Hirata
 IF Felipe Burin
 IF Alan Fanhoni
 IF Iago Januario
 IF Daniel Matsumoto
 IF Pedro Okuda
 IF Leonardo Reginatto
 IF Lucas Rojo
 IF Marcio Tanaka
 OF Tiago Magalhaes
 OF Mike Magario
 OF JC Muniz

 OF Paulo Orlando

OFJean Tome

 

CANADA
 P Phillippe Aumont
 P John Axford
 P Jesse Crain
 P Jim Henderson
 P Shawn Hill
 P Chris Leroux
 P Trystan Magnuson
 P Scott Mathieson
 P Andrew Albers
 P Jameson Taillon
 P Scott Richmond
 P Dustin Molleken
 P Mark Hardy
 C Chris Robinson
 C Russell Martin
 IF Jonathan Malo
 IF Cale Iorg
 IF Taylor Green

 IF Brett Lawrie
 IF Justin Morneau
 IF Pete Orr
 IF Jimmy Van Ostrand
 OF Rene Tosoni
 OF Tyson Gillies

 OF Adam Loewen


 OF Michael Saunders

 

CHINESE TAIPEI
 P Hung-Chih Kuo
 P Chien-Ming Wang
 P Hung-Wen Chen
 P Yi-Hao Lin
 P Chia-Jen Lo
 P Ching Lung Lo
 P Wei-Lun Pan
 P Jen-Ho Tseng
 P Ching-Ming Wang
 P I-Cheng Wang
 P Yao-Lin Wang
 P Yao-Hsun Yang
 C Ta-Hung Cheng
 C Chih-Kang Kao
 C Hung-Yu Lin
 IF Chiang-Ho Chen
 IF Yung-Chi Chen
 IF Yen-Wen Kuo
 IF Chih-Shen Lin
 IF Han Lin
 IF Cheng-Ming Ping
 OF Chien-Ming Chang
 OF Szu-Chi Chou
 OF Che-Hsuan Lin

 OF Wu-Hsiung Pan

 OF Dai-KangYang

 

CUBA
 P Freddy Alvarez
 P Odrisamer Despaigne
 P Vladimir Garcia
 P Norberto Gonzalez
 P Yander Guevara
 P Raciel Iglesias
 P Ismel Jimenez
 P Darien Nunez
 P Vicyohandrys Odelin
 P Wilber Perez
 P Alexander Rodriguez
 C Yulexis La Rosa
 C Frank Morejon 
 C Erier Sanchez
 IF Jose Abreu
 IF Erisbel Arruebarruena
 IF Danny Betancourt
 IF Jose Fernandez
 IF Yulieski Gonzalez
 IF Yulieski Gourriel
 IF Andy Ibanez
 IF Luis Rivera
 OF Alexei Bell

 OF Rusney Castillo 

 OF Frederich Cepeda

 OF Alfredo Despaigne

 OF Guillermo Heredia

 OF Yadiel Hernandez

 

ITALY
 P Jason Grilli
 P Chris Cooper
 P Yovany D'Amico
 P Tiago Da Silva
 P Alex Maestri
 P John Mariotti
 P Luca Panerati
 P Nick Pugliese
 P Dan Serafini
 P Brian Sweeney
 P Matt Torra
 C Drew Butera 
 C Francisco Cervelli
 C Tyler LaTorre
 IF Anthony Rizzo
 IF Alex Liddi
 IF Jeff Bianchi 
 IF Chris Colabello 
 IF Anthony Granato 
 IF Nick Punto
 IF Alessandro Vaglio
 OF Lorenzo Avagnina
 OF Mario Chiarini
 OF Chris Denorfia

 

MEXICO
 P Alfredo Aceves
 P Luis Ayala
 P Marco Estrada
 P Yovani Gallardo
 P Miguel Gonzalez
 P David Hernandez
 P Rodrigo Lopez
 P Luis Mendoza
 P Oliver Perez
 P Sergio Romo
 P Fernando Salas
 C Rod Barajas
 C Ali Solis
 IF Alfredo Amezaga
 IF Jorge Cantu
 IF Luis Cruz
 IF Danny Espinosa
 IF Adrian Gonzalez
 IF Edgar Gonzalez
 IF Ramiro Pena
 OF Karim Garcia

 

NETHERLANDS
 P David Bergman 
 P Robbie Cordemans
 P Bayron Cornelisse
 P Jonatan Isenia
 P Jair Jurrjens
 P Diegomar Markwell
 P Shairon Martis
 P Tom Stuifbergen
 P JC Sulbaran
 P Berry Van Driel
 P Loek Van Mil
 P Orlando Yntema
 C Spencer Kieboom
 IF Xander Bogaerts
 IF Yurendell de Caster
 IF Jurickson Profar
 IF Jonathan Schoop
 IF Andrelton Simmons
 IF Curt Smith
 IF Hainley Statia
 IF Nick Urbanus
 OF Wladimir Balentien
 OF Randolph Oduber
 OF Roger Bernadina

 OF Andruw Jones

 OF Kalian Sams

 

PUERTO RICO
 P Giancarlo Alvarado
 P Jose Berrios
 P Hiram Burgos
 P Fernando Cabrera
 P Xavier Cedeno
 P Jose De La Torre
 P Nelson Figueroa
 P Dicky Gonzalez
 P Javier Lopez
 P JC Romero
 P Hector Santiago
 P Giovanni Soto
 P Javier Vazquez
 C Yadier Molina
 C Martin Maldonado
 C Jose Molina
 IF Mike Aviles
 IF Ivan De Jesus
 IF Irving Falu
 IF Luis Figueroa
 IF Andy Gonzalez
 IF Carlos Rivera
 IF Pedro Valdes
 OF Jesus Feliciano

 OF Carlos Beltran

 OF Angel Pagan

 OF Alex Rios

 OF Eddie Rosario

 

SPAIN
 P Ricardo Andres
 P Jose Cruz
 P Sammy De Los Santos
 P Eric Gonzalez
 P Ivan Granados
 P Ricardo Hernandez
 P Remigio Leaf
 P Eddie Morlan
 P Leslie Nacar
 P Antonio Noguera
 P Manuel Olivera
 P Richard Salazar
 P Nick Schumacher
 C Leo Hernandez 
 C Adrian Nieto
 C Blake Ochoa
 IF Barbaro Canizares
 IF Paco Figueroa
 IF Jesus Golindano
 IF Nestor Perez
 IF Juan Salazar
 IF Yunesky Sanchez
 OF Engel Beltre
 OF Daniel Figueroa

 OF Yasser Gomez

 OF Daniel Martinez

 OF Gabe Suarez

 DH Rafael Alvarez

 

VENEZUELA
 P Henderson Alvarez
 P Ronald Belisario
 P Enrique Gonzalez
 P Felix Hernandez
 P Cesar Jimenez
 P Jose Mijares
 P Francisco Rodriguez
 P Anibal Sanchez
 P Carlos Zambrano
 C Ramon Hernandez
 C Miguel Montero
 C Salvador Perez
 IF Elvis Andrus
 IF Asdrubal Cabrera
 IF Miguel Cabrera
 IF Pablo Sandoval
 IF Marco Scutaro
 OF Carlos Gonzalez
 OF Gerardo Parra
 OF Martin Prado

 

South Korea
 P Woo-chan Cha
 P Woo Jun Chang
 P Tae-Hyon Chong
 P Won-Sam Jang
 P Yong-Chan Lee
 P Kyung Eun Noh
 P Seung Hwan Oh
 P Jae Seo
 P Seung-Lak Son
 P Wonsang Yoo
 P Hi-Sang Yoon
 P Suk-Min Yoon
 C Kab-Yong Jin
 C Min-Ho Kang
 IF Jeong Choi
 IF Keun-Woo Jeong
 IF Jung-Ho Kang
 IF Sangsu Kim
 IF Tae-Kyun Kim
 IF Dae-Ho Lee
 IF Seung-Yeop Lee
 IF Si-Hyun Son
 OF Jun-woo Jeon
 OF Hyun-Soo Kim
 OF Jin-Young Lee
 OF Yong-Kyu Lee
 OF Ahseop Son

 

Best Team

Venezuela

On paper, Venezuela looks like the best team in this tournament and it's not particularly close.

With Felix Hernandez and Anibal Sanchez at the top of the rotation, the defense up the middle with Salvador Perez, Gerardo Parra, Elvis Andrus and Marco Scutaro, then Asdrubal Cabrera, Miguel Cabrera, Carlos Gonzalez and Pablo Sandoval in the middle of the lineup, this team is scary. 

Rosters will change and expand as we get closer to the event, but Venezuela looks very good right now. 

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