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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
Vladimir Banos R-R 6'0" 196 Jan 17, 1983
Lazaro Blanco R-R 6'3" 200 Feb 23, 1986
Erlis 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 R-R 6'1" 194 Jul 13, 1985
Jose Angel Garcia R-R 6'2" 187 Feb 23, 1981
Vladimir Garcia R-R 6'2" 270 May 24, 1988
Leomil Gonzalez R-R 5'9" 172
Yasmany Hernandez L-L 5'7" 202
Miguel Lahera R-R 6'3" 254 Jan 24, 1985
Jonder Martinez R-R 5'11" 185 Jun 22, 1978
Leandro Martinez L-L 5'10" 190 Jun 28, 1978
Raidel Martinez R-R 5'9" 176 Oct 11, 1996
Frank Medina R-R 6'1" 196 Jan 1, 1988
Livan Moinelo L-L 5'7" 139 Dec 8, 1995
Jose Rodriguez R-R '"
Alain Sanchez R-R 6'2" 197 Mar 30, 1986
Yosvani Torres R-R 6'3" 236 Jun 14, 1980
Yoanni Yera L-L 5'7" 165 Oct 18, 1989
Catchers
Yosvani Alarcon R-R 6'1" 209 Oct 15, 1984
Frank Morejon R-R 5'7" 198 Jan 24, 1986
Osvaldo Vazquez R-R 5'7" 230 May 20, 1990
Infielders
Guillermo Aviles L-L 6'0" 192 Jan 20, 1993
Alexander Ayala R-R 6'2" 212 Dec 31, 1981
Carlos Benitez R-R 5'8" 201 Nov 1, 1987
Jeferson Delgado R-R 6'1" 205 Nov 30, 1982
Alfredo Despaigne R-R 5'7" 209 Jun 17, 1986
Yurisbel Gracial R-R 6'1" 194 Oct 14, 1985
Yordan Manduley R-R 5'7" 172 Feb 9, 1986
William Saavedra R-R 6'0" 224 Oct 23, 1981
Outfielders
Frederich Cepeda S-R 5'8" 200 Aug 4, 1980
Yoelkis Cespedes R-R 5'7" 187 Sep 24, 1997
Victor Mesa R-R 5'9" 163 Jul 20, 1996
Roel Santos L-L 5'6" 172 Dec 22, 1995
Cuba Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
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