2023 World Baseball Classic Manager And Roster

By Ayush Khadka / 20 March 2023 04:06 AM

The WBC Managers list consists of Dave Nilsson, Hideki Kuriyama and Mark DeRosa.
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The 2023 World Baseball Classic Manager includes twenty names from Japan manager Kuriyama Hideki to Mexico manager Benji Gil. The United States is the defending World Baseball Champion. 

From March 8, 2023, the World Baseball Classic commenced in the host countries of Taiwan, Japan, and the United States. The tournament will run till March 21st, 2023. 

20 teams are present who will play against each other to gain the ultimate trophy. There are four pools that are basically team divisions. Each pool team will have to play in the named four stadiums. The final game will take place in LoanDepot Park, Miami, which holds s capacity of 36,742 people. 

Every participant country will receive prize money of 300,000 dollars. The money will go higher once the team goes further, for instance, becoming the pool winner or champion.

Nations like the USA, Japan, and the Dominican Republic are powerhouse teams, while Britain and Nicaragua are looking to make their first impressions.


The team Canada manager for the 2023 WBC is Ernie Whitt.

Ernie has been with the Canadian team since 2004.
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Ernie has been managing the Canadian national team since 2004. He led Canada to its Gold medal in the 2011 Pan Am Games. He also helped Canada bag 4th place in the 2004 Olympics. 

As a former baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, Whitt started his MLB career via Boston Red Sox in 1976. However, he moved to Blue Jays in 1977 and had a great career there from 1980 to 1989. Ernie sits in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame since his induction in 2009. 

It is Canada's fifth appearance in the WBC, and their best performance came during the 2006 tournaments when they reached 9th place in the first round.

Team Canada WBC roster

Outfielders: Denzel Clarke, Owen Caissie, Jacob Robson, Tyler O'Neill

Infielders: Edouard Julien, Freddie Freeman, Otto López, Abraham Toro, Damiano Palmegiani, Jared Young

Pitchers: Philippe Aumont, Matt Brash, Mitch Bratt, Indigo Diaz, Scott Mathieson, Trevor Brigden, Nick Pivetta, Rob Zastryzny, Curtis Taylor, Andrew Albers, R.J. Freure, Cal Quantrill, Evan Rutckyj, Cade Smith, John Axford, Adam Loewen, Noah Skirrow

Catchers: Kellin Deglan, Andy Yerzy, Bo Naylor


The 2023 WBC team Australia manager is former MLB player Dave Nilsson

Australia is guided by former Milwaukee player Dave Nilsson.
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Dave started managing the national team in 2018. He previously managed the Brisbane Bandits in the Australian Baseball League. He had achieved three ABL Championships with the Bandits. 

The 53-year-old played for the Milwaukee Brewers in the MLB from 1992 to 1999. Dave is inducted into the Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor and Sport Australia Hall of Fame. 

Australia has yet to win a WBC and their best performance came during 2023 when they reached Round 2. 

Team Australia WBC roster

Outfielders: Aaron Whitefield, Andrew Campbell, Ulrich Bojarski

Infielders: Darryl George, Jarryd Dale, Robbie Glendinning,  Liam Spence, Rixon Wingrove, Logan Wade, Jake Bowey

Pitchers: Matt Beattie, Liam Doolan, Josh Guyer, Coen Wynne, Jon Kennedy, Tim Kennelly, Mitch Neunborn, Daniel McGrath, Tim Atherton, Jack O'Loughlin, Chris Oxspring, Steve Kent, Sam Holland, Will Sherriff, Kyle Glogoski, Warwick Saupold, Josh Tols, Blake Townsend, Todd van Steensel, Luke Wilkins

Catchers: Alex Hall, Ryan Battaglia, Robbie Perkins, Jordan McArdle


The 2023 WBC team Mexico manager is Benji Gil

Benji got hired to become the national team coach in 2021 for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He previously coached the Mexican Pacific League's team called Tomateros de Culiacán in 2014. He led the team to its LMP championships three times.

As a former infielder for the MLB, he gained lots of baseball experience from his years in the Texas Rangers and Anaheim Angels. He assisted the Angels to its World Series title win in 2002.

Mexico has appeared in every WBC tournament; this is their 5th appearance. Their best result was during the 2006 edition when they reached the 2nd round and bagged the 6th position. 

Team Mexico WBC roster

Outfielders: José Cardona, Randy Arozarena, Jarren Duran, Alex Verdugo, Alek Thomas

Infielders: Isaac Paredes, Jonathan Aranda, Rowdy Tellez, Joey Meneses, Roberto Valenzuela, Alan Trejo, Luis Urías

Pitchers: Manny Barreda, Erubiel Armenta, Victor Castaneda, Alan Rangel, César Vargas, Óliver Pérez, Gerardo Reyes, JoJo Romero, Julio Urías, Taijuan Walker, Samuel Zazueta, José Urquidy, Roel Ramírez, Jesús Cruz, Giovanny Gallegos, Luis Cessa, Wilmer Rios, Felipe González, Javier Assad, Adrián Martínez, Patrick Sandoval, Jake Sánchez

Catchers: Alejandro Kirk, Austin Barnes


The team Columbia manager for the 2023 WBC is Jolbert Cabrera.

Jolbert is the Columbian team's manager since 2017.
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Jolbert began as a manager for the Columbian national team in 2017. With a decade of baseball experience in the MLB, the former outfielder and infielder, has made 16 home runs with a .257 batting average. 

Born in Colombia's Cartagena, the 50-year-old made his first appearance for the Cleveland Indians in April 1998. He also played in Japan's NPB for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in the 2005 - 2006 season.

Columbia has played only two WBCs, with their first being in 2017. Jolbert guided the team during the 2017 tournament to bag the 11th position in the first round. 

Team Columbia WBC roster

Outfielders: Tito Polo, Oscar Mercado, Harold Ramírez

Infielders: Dayán Frías,  Jordan Díaz, Fabián Pertuz, Evan Mendoza, Adrián Sánchez, Giovanny Urshela, Donovan Solano

Pitchers: Adrián Almeida, Elkin Alcalá, Nabil Crismatt, William Cuevas, Luis Escobar, Luis De Ávila, Rubén Galindo, Santiago Flórez, Guillermo Zúñiga, Jasier Herrera, José Quintana, Reiver Sanmartín, Julio Teherán, José Torres, Yapson Gómez, Ezequiel Zabaleta, Jhon Romero, Danis Correa, Tayron Guerrero, Jeffry Niño, Río Gómez, Carlos Ocampo, Pedro García

Catchers: Gustavo Campero, Jorge Alfaro, Meibrys Viloria, Elías Díaz

Great Britain

The team Great Britain manager for the 2023 WBC is Drew Spencer.

Spencer is a Dartmouth graduate and began volunteering in Youth Baseball programs.
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Drew has been managing Britain's national team since September 2020. He guided the team to win the Qualifier round against countries like Spain and Germany. 

Moreover, Spencer is responsible for supervising the operations of 6 teams that are part of the National Teams Programme in Great Britain.

After graduating from Dartmouth University, Drew volunteered as the 

Team Great Britain WBC roster

Outfielders: Alex Crosby, D'Shawn Knowles, Matt Koperniak, Trayce Thompson, Andernee Seymour, Chavez Young, Darnell Sweeney

Infielders: B.J. Murray, Justin Wylie, Lucius Fox, Nick Ward

Pitchers: Malik Binns, Gunnar Groen, Chavez Fernander, Alex Webb, Jack Seppings, Ian Gibaut, Richard Brereton, Ryan Long, McKenzie Mills, Jake Esch, Akeel Morris, Donovan Benoit, Cam Opp, Joseph King, Branden Noriega, Daniel Cooper, Vance Worley, Chris Reed, Michael Roth, Andre Scrubb, Matteo Sollecito, Graham Spraker, Tyler Viza, Michael Petersen, Tahnaj Thomas

Catchers: Harry Ford, Ural Forbes

Dominican Republic

The 2023 WBC team Dominican Republic manager is Rodney Linares

Rodney worked in the MLB for the Astros team.
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Linares has managerial experience, being the coach for the Tampa Bay Rays in the MLB. He has been present there since 2019. he formerly worked for the Houston Astros organization in 2007.

Dominican Republic will make its 5th appearance in the WBC, and many of its players play in the MLB. They were the 2013 WBC Champions.

Team Dominican Republic WBC roster

Outfielders: Eloy Jiménez, Juan Soto, Teoscar Hernández, Julio Rodríguez

Infielders: Robinson Canó, Wander Franco, Nelson Cruz, Ketel Marte, Manny Machado, Jeremy Peña, Jean Segura, Willy Adames, Rafael Devers, Vladimir Guerrero Jr

Pitchers: Bryan Abreu, Ronel Blanco, Sandy Alcántara, Diego Castillo, Roansy Contreras, Génesis Cabrera, Enyel De Los Santos, Johnny Cueto, Carlos Estévez, Camilo Doval, Jarlín García, César Valdez, Yimi García, Luis García, Cristian Javier, Rafael Montero, José Leclerc, Gregory Soto, Héctor Neris, Joel Payamps

Catchers: Gary Sánchez, Francisco Mejía


The 2023 WBC team Israel manager is former MLB Baseman, Ian Kinsler.

Ian is dual citizen, with ties to both USA and Israel.
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Ian joined the 2023 WBC as its manager. He had originally played in the WBC for the USA in 2017, winning the gold medal. However, he opted to represent Israel in the 2020 Summer Olympics after obtaining citizenship.

The former baseman played for Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers. He is the 2018 World Series champion and a 4-time All-Star member.

It is Israel's 2nd appearance in the WBC. Israel's greatest performance happened in 2017 when they clinched the 6th position in the 2nd round.

Team Israel WBC roster

Outfielders: Joc Pederson, Alex Dickerson

Infielders: Spencer Horwitz, Zack Gelof, Assaf Lowengart, Ty Kelly, Matt Mervis, Noah Mendlinger, Michael Wielansky, Danny Valencia

Pitchers: Jake Bird, Daniel Federman, Richard Bleier, Jake Fishman, Colton Gordon, Brandon Gold, Jake Kalish, Rob Kaminsky, Andrew Gross, Adam Kolarek, Drean Kremer, Shlomo Lipetz, Evan Kravetz, Zack Weiss, Alex Katz, Jake Miednik, Bubby Rossman, , Kyle Molnar, Jacob Steinmetz, Joey Wagman, Robert Stock, Josh Wolf

Catchers: Ryan Lavarnway, Jakob Goldfarb, Garrett Stubbs


The team Nicaragua manager for the 2023 WBC is Sandor Guido.

Sandor has been with Nicaraguan team since 2016.
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Guido was born in Nicaragua's Leon and the 44-year-old has been embedded with the Nicaraguan national team since March 12, 2016. 

Nicaragua will make its debut WBC appearance in 2023 like Great Britain. There are few MLB players who will represent this nation. 

Team Nicaragua WBC roster

Outfielders: Sandy Bermúdez, Isaac Benard, Norlando Valle, Dwight Britton

Infielders: Alex Blandino, Benjamín Aledría, Steven Leyton, Cheslor Cuthbert, Iván Marín, Elían Miranda, Juan Montes, Wuillians Vásquez, Milkar Pérez

Pitchers: Leo Crawford, Joaquín Acuña, Kevin Gadea, Fidencio Flores, Duque Hebbert, Osman Gutiérrez, Ronald Medrano, Erasmo Ramírez, Jonathan Loáisiga, J.C. Ramírez, Carlos Rodríguez, Roniel Raudes, Junior Tellez, Rodney Theophile, Carlos Teller

Catchers: Melvin Novoa, Rodolfo Bone

United States of America

The team USA manager for the 2023 WBC is Mark DeRosa.

DeRosa seeks to defend the USA's WBC title in 2023.
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Mark got hired to become the US national team's manager in August 2022. He also works for the MLB Network since his retirement from playing in 2013.

As a player, he was adaptable in every position, being a Utility player for the Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, and Toronto Blue Jays. He made 100 home runs in his baseball career. 

The USA has made 5 WBC appearances and is the 2017 World Baseball Classic Champion. Many MLB players are playing for this nation. 

Team USA WBC roster

Outfielders: Kyle Tucker, Jeff McNeil, Mookie Betts, Cedric Mullins, Mike Trout, Kyle Schwarber

Infielders: Pete Alonso, Bobby Witt Jr, Nolan Arenado, Tim Anderson, Paul Goldschmidt, Trea Turner

Pitchers: Jason Adam, David Bednar, Daniel Bard, Kendall Graveman, Clayton Kershaw, Kyle Freeland, Devin Williams, Merrill Kelly, Miles Mikolas, Brady Singer, Lance Lynn, Ryan Pressly, Adam Ottavino, Brooks Raley, Adam Wainwright

Catchers: Will Smith, Kyle Higashioka, J.T. Realmuto

South Korea

The team South Korea manager for the 2023 WBC is Lee Kang-Chul.

The South kOrean team will be managed by Lee Kang-Chul.
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Kang-Chul has been the manager of the Korean baseball team, KT Wiz, since 2019. He also coached the Kia Tigers from 2006 to 2012. 

He is also a former pitcher for the KBO League, playing for the Haitai Tigers, and has won 5 Korean Series Championships with them.

South Korea has made its 5th appearance for the WBC, and had a great run in 2009, winning the silver medal. 

Team South Korea WBC roster

Outfielders: Kim Hyun-soo, Choi Ji-hoon, Na Sung-bum, Lee Jung-hoo, Park Kun-woo, Park Hae-min

Infielders: Tommy Edman, Park Byung-ho, Choi Jeong, Kim Ha-seong, Kang Baek-ho, Oh Ji-hwan, Kim Hye-seong

Pitchers: Go woo-suk, Jeong Cheol-won, Gwak Been, Kim Kwang-hyun, Jung Woo-young, Kim Yun-sik, Kim Won-jung, Ko Young-pyo, Lee Eui-lee, Koo Chang-mo, Park Se-woong, Lee Yong-chan, Won Tae-in, So Hyeong-jun, Yang Hyeon-jong

Catchers: Yang Eui-ji, Lee Ji-young

Czech Republic

The team Czech Republic manager for the 2023 WBC is Pavel Chadim.

Pavel manages two careers at once: baseball coach and neurologist.
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Pavel officially became the Czech manager in 2021. Upon his arrival, the Czech national team has seen success, getting qualified for the WBC 2023. He had helped in the management duties during the 2012 U-21 European Championship.

Born in 1971, Chadim played in the Extraliga as its outfielder. He later coached the Czechia's youth baseball team.

It is Czechia's 1st appearance in the WBC. After coming 2nd in the Qualifiers surprisingly, they seek to make a good impression in their debut edition. 

Team Czech Republic WBC roster

Outfielders: Martin Mužík, Arnošt Dubový, Marek Chlup,  Marek Krejcirik, Jakub Grepl, Matěj Menšík

Infielders: Jakub Hajtmar, Willie Escala, Vojtěch Menšík, Jakub Kubica, Filip Smola, Milan Prokop, Petr Zýma, Eric Sogard

Pitchers: Jeff Barto, Tomáš Duffek, Filip Čapka, Lukáš Hlouch, Lukáš Ercoli, David Mergans, Michal Kovala, , Jake Rabinowitz, Jan Novák, Marek Minařík, Ondřej Satoria, Daniel Padyšák, Jan Tomek, Martin Schneider, Marek Krejčiřík, Boris Večerka

Catchers: Daniel Vavruša, Martin Červenka


The team Japan manager for the 2023 WBC is Kuriyama Hideki.

Hideki played in the NPO for the Swallows in the 1980s.
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Hideki joined as a Manger for the Japanese National team in 2021. He started his managing career in the NPO League in 2012. Kuriyama achieved the 2016 Japan Series Championship with his team. 

As a player, he debuted in October 1984 for the Yakult Swallow, where he retired in 1990. He gained the Central League Golden Glove Award in 1989. 

It is Japan's 5th WBC appearance. They have set a prolific record in WBC, winning it twice in 2006 and 2009. 

Team Japan WBC roster

Outfielders: Yoshida Masataka, Ondo Kensuke, Lars Nootbaar

Infielders: Maki Shugo, Murakami Munetaka, Genda Sosuke, Okamoto Kazuma, Yamada Tetsuto, Nakano Takumu, Suzuki Seiya, Shuto Ukyo, Yamakawa Hotaka

Pitchers: Kuribayashi Ryoji, Darvish Yu, Itoh Hiromi, Imanaga Shota, Miyagi Hiroya, Matsui Yuki, Sasaki Roki, Ota Taisei, Takahashi Keiji, Takahashi Hiroto, Udagawa Yuki, Togo Shosei, Yuasa Atsuki, Yamamoto Yoshinobu

Catchers: Nakamura Yuhei, Kai Takuya, Ohshiro Takumi

Two-way player: Ohtani Shohei


The 2023 WBC team Cuba manager is Armando Johnson

Armando has been with the Cuban team since 2010.
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Armando guided the Cuban team in the 2010 World Junior Championship to achieve the Bronze Medal. He was hired for the job in 2022. However, he started his career as a manager in 2002 with the Super Liga.

As a player, Johnson played in the Cuban Serie Nacional for 12 seasons. He had a fielding record of .891.

Cuba looks to make their 5th WBC appearance in 2023. Cuba won the silver medal in 2006. 

Team Cuba WBC roster

Outfielders: Alfredo Despaigne,Yoelkis Guibert, Yoenis Céspedes, Yadir Drake, Roel Santos, Luis Robert

Infielders: Yoán Moncada, Dayán García, Andy Ibáñez, Yurisbel Gracial, Erisbel Arruebarrena, Yadil Mujica, Luis Mateo

Pitchers: Ronald Bolaños, Frank Álvarez, Roenis Elías, Naykel Cruz, Elián Leyva, Onelki Farcía, Liván Moinelo, Raidel Martínez, José Rodríguez, Yoennis Yera, Yeudis Reyes, Miguel Romero, Carlos Viera, Yariel Rodríguez

Catchers: Ariel Martínez, Lorenzo Quintana, Andrys Pérez


The 2023 WBC team Netherlands manager is Hensley Meulens.

Hensley is the Dutch manager who served as a hitting coach for the SF Giants.
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Born in Curacao Island, Hensley has been managing the Dutch national team since the 2013 WBC. He also coached various MLB teams like the New York Yankees and Colorado Rockies, which he is handling in 2023. 

The 55-year-old former outfielder debuted in the MLB for the Yankees in August 1989. He went on to play till 1998. He is a 3-time World Series Champion. 

The Netherlands is making its fifth appearance in the Classic. Their best result came during the 2013 WBC, where they reached the Semi-finals. 

Team Netherlands WBC roster

Outfielders: Roger Bernadina, Ray-Patrick Didder, Wladimir Balentien, Jurickson Profar, Josh Palacios

Infielders: Didi Gregorius, Xander Bogaerts, Richie Palacios, Dwayne Kemp, Sharlon Schoop, Jonathan Schoop, Juremi Profar, Zander Wiel, Andrelton Simmons

Pitchers: Jiorgeny Casimiri, Dennis Burgersdijk, Mike Bolsenbroek, Jaydenn Estanista, Tom de Blok, Aaron de Groot, Dylan Farley, Franklin van Gurp, Wendell Floranus, Lars Huijer, Arij Fransen, J.C. Sulbaran, Ryan Huntington, Jair Jurrjens, Kenley Jansen, Kevin Kelly, Antwone Kelly, Derek West, Eric Méndez, Shairon Martis, Pedro Strop, Scott Prins

Catchers: Chadwick Tromp, Dashenko Ricardo, Sicnarf Loopstok


The 2023 WBC team Italy manager is former MLB catcher, Mike Piazza

Piazza is a former Mets player who has managed Italy since 2019.
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The 54-year-old started his Italian managerial career in November 2019. He also coached the Italian side in its hitting during the 2013 WBC. 

Mike is a former famous MLB player who is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is also considered a legend for the NY Mets. With 12 All-Star appearances, he played from 1992 to 2007. 

Italy looks to make its 5th appearance in the WBC. They showcased their best outcome in the 2013 edition, getting in the 7th position of the 2nd round.

Team Italy WBC roster

Outfielders: Dominic Fletcher, Sal Frelick, Ben DeLuzio,

Infielders: Robel García, John Valente, Nicky Lopez, Miles Mastrobuoni, David Fletcher, Vinnie Pasquantino

Pitchers: Glenn Albanese Jr, Vincenzo Aiello, Joe Biagini, Alex Bassani, Ryan Castellani, Matteo Bocchi,  Alessandro Ercolani, Nick Fanti, Stephen Woods Jr, Tiago da Silva, Michele Vassalotti, Sam Gaviglio, Matt Festa, Matt Harvey, Braxton Lorenzini, Joe LaSorsa, Brian Marconi, Joey Marciano, Andre Pallante, Vinny Nittoli,  Nicolo Pinazzi, Claudio Scotti, Jeffrey Pasantino, Vin Timpanelli, Mitchell Stumpo

Catchers: Brett Sullivan, Vito Friscia, Dominic Miroglio, Alberto Mineo


The team Panama manager for the 2023 WBC is Luis Ortiz.

Ortiz in his managerial introduction ceremony in November 2019.
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Ortiz started his managerial job for Panama in 2022, with his first tournament the WBC Qualifiers. He was successful in guiding the team to the 2023 WBC. 

A Canal Zone native, Luis is a former Panama national team coach and guided them in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. He also had a coaching record in the MiLB's FCL Braves (GCL before 2021).

Panama will enter its 3rd WBC tournament and will seek to improve from their best result till now, which was being in the 14th position in the 1st round back in the 2006 edition.

Team Panama WBC roster

Outfielders: Jhonny Santos, José Ramos, Luis Castillo, Rodrigo Orozco, L.J. Jones, Jahdiel Santamaría

Infielders: Christian Bethancourt, Jonathan Araúz, Joshwan Wright, Gerald Chin, José Caballero, Edgar Muñoz, Allen Córdoba

Pitchers: Wilfredo Pereira, Alberto Baldonado, Davis Romero, Jaime Barría, Steven Fuentes, Paolo Espino, Miguel Cienfuegos, Andy Otero, Harold Araúz, Severino González, Javy Guerra, Alberto Guerrero, Matt Hardy, Randall Delgado, James González, Carlos Luna, Justin Lawrence, Humberto Mejía

Catchers: Iván Herrera, Erasmo Caballero

Chinese Taipei

The team Chinese Taipei manager for the 2023 WBC is Lin Yueh-ping. 

Lin played in the Chinese Proefssional League back in 2005.
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The 41-year-old started his managerial career at the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions in the Chinese Professional Baseball League in 2020. He had a win-loss record of 122-112. 

As a former pitcher for the Lions, Yueh-ping played from 2005 to 2017. For his nation, he achieved Gold in the 2006 Doha Asian Games, and Silver in the 2002 Intercontinental Cup.

Chinese Taipei has yet to win a WBC. However, their best performance was when they reached the 2nd round in the 2013 competition, and got 8th position. 

Team Chinese Taipei WBC roster

Outfielders: Chen Chieh-hsien, Chen Chen-wei, Cheng Chin, Kuo Tien-hsin, Wang Po-jung

Infielders: Fan Kuo-chen, Lin Li, Chiang Kun-yu, Wu Nien-ting, Cheng Tsung-che, Wang Wei-chen, Lin Tzu-wei, Chang Yu-cheng

Pitchers:  Tseng Jen-ho, Tseng Jyun-yue, Huang Tzu-peng, Wang Wei-chung, Sung Chia-hao, Chen Kuan-yu, Lu Yen-ching, Chen Yu-hsun, Chen Shih-peng, Lee Chen-ch'ang, Chen Kuan-wei, Teng Kai-wei, Hu Chih-wei, Chiang Shao-ching,

Catchers: Lin Dai-an, Giljegiljaw Kungkuan, Kao Yu-chieh


The team Venezuela manager for the 2023 WBC is Omar Lopez.

Lopez began his manager journey for Venezuela in 2022.
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Lopez began his managerial career for the Venezuelan national team in August 2022. He got hired to guide the team to the 2023 WBC. He is involved as the head base coach of the Houston Astros and aided them in winning the World Series title. 

As a former player himself, Omar played in the Minor League. He started as a manager at the MiLB in 2008. He also has managed in his Venezuelan League for the Caribes de Anzoátegui.

Venezuela has made 5 appearances in the WBC and has a strong lineup with many MLB players. Their best result was in 2009 reaching the semi-finals. 

Team Venezuela WBC roster

Outfielders: David Peralta, Ronald Acuña Jr, Anthony Santander

Infielders:  José Altuve, Luis Arráez, Andrés Giménez, Eugenio Suárez, Miguel Rojas, Gleyber Torres, Luis Rengifo, Eduardo Escobar

Pitchers: Silvino Bracho, Endrys Briceño, José Alvarado,Max Castillo, Jhoulys Chacín, Enmanuel De Jesús, Luis García, Carlos Hernández, Norwith Gudiño, Darwinzon Hernández, Elieser Herneandez, Jesús Luzardo, Pablo López, Jhonathan Díaz, Edwin Escobar, Eduwardo Rodríguez, Germán Márquez, Andrés Machado, José Quijada, Martín Pérez, José Ruiz, Anthony Vizcaya, Ranger Suárez

Designated Hitter: Miguel Cabrera

Catchers: Salvador Pérez, Robinson Chirinos, Omar Narváez

Puerto Rico

The 2023 WBC team Puerto Rico manager is former MLB Catcher Yadier Molina.

Yadier has been with Puerto Rican team since 2022
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Yadier announced that in 2022, he would be managing Puerto Rico's national team for the 2023 WBC. He had started his managerial career on the Puerto Rico U-23 baseball team and guided them to the consolation round in the Baseball World Cup.

Molina had a great MLB career with the St.Louis Cardinals from 2004 to 2022. He played in 10 All-Star games and is a 2-time World Series Champion. 

Puerto Rico will make their 5th WBC appearance in 2023. They have fared well in the previous editions, winning the silver medal in the 2013 and 2017 tournaments respectively.

Team Puerto Rico WBC roster

Outfielders: Nelson Velázquez, Eddie Rosario, Henry Ramos

Infielders:  Edwin Díaz, Enrique Hernández, Francisco Lindor, Javier Báez, Emmanuel Rivera, Vimael Machín, José Miranda, Neftalí Soto

Pitchers: Alex Claudio, Yacksel Ríos, José De León, Alexis Díaz, José Berríos, José Espada, Luis Queñones, Dominic Hamel, Jorge López, Edwin Díaz, Anthony Maldonado, Duane Underwood Jr, Nicholas Padilla, Fernando Cruz, Jovani Morán, Marcus Stroman, Emilio Pagán, Jordan Bermudez, Héctor Santiago, Dereck Rodríguez 

Catchers: MJ Melendez, Martín Maldonado, Christian Vázquez


The team China manager for the 2023 WBC is Dean Treanor.

Treanor is the most experienced manager in this 20-team list with his journey back in 1988.
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Dean is a former pitcher who started his managerial career in 1988. He coached minor baseball league teams like Albuquerque Isotopes and Indianapolis Indians. He then became a bullpen coach for the Miami Marlins in 2016. 

Born in San Luis Obispo, California, the 75-year-old played for the Cincinnati Reds. However, he retired in 1975 due to injury. 

China has made 5 appearances in the WBC, and it showcased its best performance in 2009, reaching 11th place in the first round. 

Team China WBC roster

Outfielders: Liang Rongji, Han Xiao, Liang Pei, Lyu Yuheng,  Luo Jinjun, Masago Yusuke

Infielders: Luan Chenchen, Cao Jie, Ray Chang, , Yang Jin, Chen Chen, Kou Yongkang

Pitchers: Alan Zhang Carter, Ju Kwon, Yi Jian, Wang Xiang, Qi Xin, Su Changlong, Lin Qiang, Wang Weiyi, Gong Hai-cheng, Wang Yuchen, Sun Hailong, Zheng Chaoqun, Zhang Hao, Zhao Fuyang

Catchers: Li Ning, Li Yifan, Lu Yun, Chen Chen

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