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2013 World Baseball Classic

Italy

Italy

IBAF WORLD RANK: 9

The Italian National Baseball Team is back-to-back European Champions and has won 10 European titles overall finishing first or second in 25 of their 32 appearances. They have qualified for the 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics, and finished third overall in the last Intercontinental Cup in 2010. In the 2006 World Baseball Classic, Italy won their first game by defeating Australia 10-0 in a mercy rule shortened seven inning game. In the 2009 tournament, Team Italy knocked out Team Canada in Round One at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. Alex Liddi of the Seattle Mariners, who played for Team Italy in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, is the first Italian-born and developed player to play in the Major Leagues.

Italy Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Filippo Crepaldi R-R 5'10" 182 Feb 19, 1992
Tiago Da Silva R-R 5'9" 180 Mar 28, 1985
Frank DeJiulio R-R 6'3" 200 Aug 22, 1989
Mike DeMark R-R 6'0" 210 May 20, 1983
Jose Escalona L-L 5'11" 165 Jan 7, 1986
Nick Fanti L-L 6'2" 185 Dec 30, 1996
Frailyn Florian L-L 6'2" 175 Jul 25, 1982
Sam Gaviglio R-R 6'2" 195 May 22, 1990
Tommy Layne L-L 6'2" 195 Nov 2, 1984
Luis Lugo L-L 6'5" 200 Mar 5, 1994
Alex Maestri R-R 5'11" 175 Jun 1, 1985
A.J. Morris R-R 6'2" 195 Dec 1, 1986
Trey Nielsen R-R 6'1" 190 Sep 1, 1991
Orlando Oberto L-L 6'1" 165 Dec 30, 1981
Luca Panerati L-L 6'2" 170 Dec 2, 1989
Jordan Romano R-R 6'4" 200 Apr 21, 1993
Carlos Teran R-R 6'0" 180 Mar 11, 1993
Pat Venditte L-S 6'1" 185 Jun 30, 1985
Catchers
Drew Butera R-R 6'1" 200 Aug 9, 1983
Francisco Cervelli R-R 6'1" 210 Mar 6, 1986
Marco Sabbatani R-R 6'0" 175 Apr 13, 1989
Infielders
Gavin Cecchini R-R 6'2" 200 Dec 22, 1993
Chris Colabello R-R 6'4" 210 Oct 24, 1983
Daniel Descalso L-R 5'10" 190 Oct 19, 1986
Alex Liddi R-R 6'4" 225 Aug 14, 1988
Drew Maggi R-R 6'0" 192 May 16, 1989
Rob Segedin R-R 6'2" 220 Nov 10, 1988
Alessandro Vaglio R-R 6'0" 161 Jan 28, 1989
Outfielders
John Andreoli R-R 6'1" 210 Jun 9, 1990
Mario Chiarini R-R 6'2" 190 Jan 7, 1981
Brandon Nimmo L-R 6'3" 205 Mar 27, 1993
Sebastian Poma L-L '"
Italy Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
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