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2013 World Baseball Classic

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

IBAF WORLD RANK: 12

The Puerto Rican National Team has experienced success in international competitions, including the World Baseball Classic where they have finished fifth overall in both the 2006 and 2009 tournaments. In the 2009 World Baseball Classic, Puerto Rico was undefeated throughout Round One. In Round Two, Puerto Rico defeated the United States in their first game 11-1 before losing their first game of the 2009 tournament 2-0 to Venezuela. Puerto Rico faced the United States for a spot in the Semi-Finals but lost 6-5 on a walk-off single in the ninth inning. There are currently 15 Puerto Ricans with Major League Clubs including Carlos Beltran of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Puerto Rico Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Andrew Barbosa R-L 6'8" 230 Nov 18, 1987
Jose Berrios R-R 6'0" 185 May 27, 1994
Hiram Burgos R-R 5'11" 210 Aug 4, 1987
Alex Claudio L-L 6'3" 180 Jan 31, 1992
Joseph Colon R-R 6'0" 180 Feb 18, 1990
Jose De La Torre R-R 5'10" 195 Oct 17, 1985
Jose De Leon R-R 6'2" 190 Aug 7, 1992
Edwin Diaz R-R 6'3" 165 Mar 22, 1994
Rayan Gonzalez R-R 6'3" 175 Oct 18, 1990
Joe Jimenez R-R 6'3" 220 Jan 17, 1995
Jorge Lopez R-R 6'3" 195 Feb 10, 1993
Seth Lugo R-R 6'4" 225 Nov 17, 1989
Miguel Mejia R-R 6'2" 210 Jan 19, 1988
Emilio Pagan L-R 6'3" 210 May 7, 1991
Joel Pineiro R-R 6'0" 200 Sep 25, 1978
Dereck Rodriguez R-R 6'1" 180 Jun 5, 1992
Orlando Roman R-R 6'1" 210 Nov 28, 1978
J.C. Romero S-L 5'11" 205 Jun 4, 1976
Andres Santiago R-R 6'1" 220 Oct 26, 1989
Hector Santiago R-L 6'0" 215 Dec 16, 1987
Mario Santiago R-R 6'2" 210 Dec 16, 1984
Giovanni Soto L-L 6'2" 210 May 18, 1991
Catchers
Yadier Molina R-R 5'11" 205 Jul 13, 1982
Roberto Perez R-R 5'11" 220 Dec 23, 1988
Rene Rivera R-R 5'10" 215 Jul 31, 1983
Infielders
Mike Aviles R-R 5'10" 205 Mar 13, 1981
Javier Baez R-R 6'0" 190 Dec 1, 1992
Carlos Correa R-R 6'4" 215 Sep 22, 1994
Francisco Lindor S-R 5'11" 190 Nov 14, 1993
T.J. Rivera R-R 6'1" 205 Oct 27, 1988
Kennys Vargas S-R 6'5" 290 Aug 1, 1990
Outfielders
Carlos Beltran S-R 6'1" 215 Apr 24, 1977
Reymond Fuentes L-L 6'0" 160 Feb 12, 1991
Enrique Hernandez R-R 5'11" 200 Aug 24, 1991
Angel Pagan S-R 6'2" 200 Jul 2, 1981
Eddie Rosario L-R 6'1" 180 Sep 28, 1991
Puerto Rico Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
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