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2013 World Baseball Classic

Israel

Israel

IBAF WORLD RANK: 28

There are close to 3,000 baseball players in Israel, including youth leagues and adult leagues, as well as national teams taking part in international play. For the past 25 years, amateur play has been run by the Israel Association of Baseball, a nonprofit organization charged with developing the sport. The Israeli National Team is 5-4 overall in international competition, having participated in two international qualifier tournaments in 2004 and 2008. Former Major Leaguers Shawn Green and Gabe Kapler have committed to play in the 2013 qualifier for the Israel squad, which is managed by former big league catcher Brad Ausmus.

Israel Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Eric Berger 14 L-L 6'2" 205 Apr 22, 1986
Richard Bleier 35 L-L 6'3" 215 Apr 16, 1987
David Colvin 27 R-R 6'3" 215 Jan 7, 1989
Jeremy Gould 26 R-L 6'4" 205 Jun 6, 1988
Jeff Kaplan 25 R-R 6'0" 190 Jul 9, 1985
David Kopp 36 R-R 6'3" 205 Oct 22, 1985
Alon Leichman 16 R-R 5'8" 165 May 29, 1989
Shlomo Lipetz 22 R-R 6'4" 210 Feb 11, 1979
Brett Lorin 10 L-R 6'7" 245 Mar 31, 1987
Max Perlman 21 R-R 6'7" 235 Feb 2, 1988
Dan Rothem 32 R-R 6'0" 200 Dec 3, 1976
Justin Schumer 12 R-R 6'0" 180 Aug 2, 1988
Jeff Urlaub 29 L-L 6'2" 160 Apr 24, 1987
Josh Zeid 28 R-R 6'4" 235 Mar 24, 1987
Catchers
Charles Cutler 37 L-R 6'0" 200 Jul 29, 1986
Nick Rickles 19 R-R 6'3" 220 Feb 2, 1990
Infielders
Nate Freiman 34 R-R 6'8" 250 Dec 31, 1986
Jake Lemmerman 7 R-R 6'1" 195 May 4, 1989
Jack Marder 3 R-R 5'11" 185 Feb 21, 1990
Ben Orloff 9 R-R 5'11" 174 Apr 26, 1987
Josh Satin 2 R-R 6'2" 215 Dec 23, 1984
Outfielders
Cody Decker 6 R-R 5'11" 220 Jan 17, 1987
Adam Greenberg 1 L-R 5'9" 180 Feb 21, 1981
Ben Guez 24 R-R 5'11" 180 Jan 24, 1987
Joc Pederson 31 L-L 6'1" 185 Apr 21, 1992
Robbie Widlansky 23 L-R 6'2" 210 Nov 6, 1984
Designated Hitters
Shawn Green 15 L-L 6'4" 190 Nov 10, 1972
Casey Haerther 33 R-R 6'2" 210 Oct 5, 1987
Israel Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
Brad Ausmus 11 Manager
Mark Loretta 5 Hitting Coach
Andrew Lorraine 30 Pitching Coach
Matt Martin 8 Coach
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