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2013 World Baseball Classic

Spain

Spain

IBAF WORLD RANK: 16

Spain's most-prized talent, Alejandro Sanchez, signed a seven-year deal with the Atlanta Braves prior to the 2010 season. Sanchez, an infield prospect from Valencia, Spain, inked the contract at the age of 17. As for the Spain National Team, the highlight of the past half-decade came at the 2007 European Baseball Championships, where Spain played to a third-place finish. Spain found success during the 2013 World Baseball Classic qualifiers, earning its way to the main tournament for the first time in team history with a 9-7 win over Israel.

Spain Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Daniel Alvarez 20 R-R 6'3" 228 Jun 28, 1996
Rogelio Armenteros 41 R-R 6'1" 215 Jun 30, 1994
Jorge Balboa 23 R-R 6'1" 180 Jul 15, 1986
Richard Castillo 33 R-R 5'11" 165 Oct 11, 1989
Jose Cruz 45 S-R 6'0" 200 Sep 4, 1984
Rhiner Cruz 39 R-R 6'2" 210 Nov 1, 1986
Ivan Granados 35 L-L 6'2" 240 Sep 30, 1985
Ricardo Hernandez 37 L-L 5'11" 225 Jan 23, 1988
Leslie Nacar 26 R-R 6'1" 207 Jul 20, 1983
Antonio Noguera 30 L-L 6'3" 210 Feb 26, 1988
Andres Perez 36 R-R 5'9" 220 Apr 6, 1993
Sergio Perez 50 R-R 6'3" 230 Dec 5, 1984
Richard Salazar 34 L-L 5'11" 200 Sep 6, 1981
Carlos Sierra 28 R-R 6'3" 195 Oct 18, 1994
Catchers
Iker Franco 43 R-R 6'2" 240 Mar 3, 1981
Rolando Merino 40 R-R 6'2" 205 Feb 17, 1971
Blake Ochoa 10 R-R 5'11" 200 Sep 5, 1985
Infielders
Oscar Angulo 8 R-R 5'11" 165 Feb 1, 1984
Jesus Golindano 19 R-R 5'11" 210 Jan 13, 1984
Luis Guillorme 13 L-R 5'9" 190 Sep 27, 1994
Jesus Merchan 16 R-R 5'11" 180 Mar 26, 1981
Yunesky Sanchez 22 R-R 6'3" 230 May 3, 1984
Gabe Suarez 24 R-R 6'0" 170 Dec 14, 1984
Jesus Ustariz 27 R-R 6'1" 190 Apr 26, 1993
Outfielders
Engel Beltre 7 L-L 6'2" 180 Nov 1, 1989
Lesther Galvan 14 R-R 5'10" 180 Apr 10, 1990
Yasser Gomez 5 L-L 5'9" 170 Apr 1, 1980
Daniel Martinez 9 L-L 6'2" 170 Jul 3, 1987
Spain Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
Manny Crespo 18 Manager
Lebi Ochoa 2 Hitting Coach
Renny Duarte 31 Pitching Coach
Felix Cano 17 First Base Coach
Nestor Perez 4 Third Base Coach
Paco Figueroa 11 Bench Coach
Manuel Olivera 47 Bullpen Coach
Luis Dominguez 15 Bullpen Catcher
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