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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 51 R-L 6'8" 230 Nov 18, 1987
Jose Berrios 37 R-R 6'0" 185 May 27, 1994
Hiram Burgos 54 R-R 5'11" 210 Aug 4, 1987
Alex Claudio 58 L-L 6'3" 180 Jan 31, 1992
Joe Colon 29 R-R 6'0" 180 Feb 18, 1990
Jean Cosme R-R 6'2" 155 May 24, 1996
Jose De La Torre 52 R-R 5'10" 195 Oct 17, 1985
Jose De Leon 87 R-R 6'1" 220 Aug 7, 1992
Edwin Diaz 39 R-R 6'3" 165 Mar 22, 1994
Joe Jimenez 43 R-R 6'3" 220 Jan 17, 1995
Jorge Lopez 28 R-R 6'3" 195 Feb 10, 1993
Seth Lugo 67 R-R 6'4" 225 Nov 17, 1989
Emilio Pagan 13 L-R 6'3" 210 May 7, 1991
Joel Pineiro 38 R-R 6'0" 200 Sep 25, 1978
Dereck Rodriguez 30 R-R 6'1" 180 Jun 5, 1992
Orlando Roman 34 R-R 6'1" 210 Nov 28, 1978
J.C. Romero 32 S-L 5'11" 205 Jun 4, 1976
Andres Santiago 48 R-R 6'1" 220 Oct 26, 1989
Hector Santiago 53 R-L 6'0" 215 Dec 16, 1987
Mario Santiago 41 R-R 6'2" 210 Dec 16, 1984
Giovanni Soto 35 L-L 6'2" 210 May 18, 1991
Catchers
Yadier Molina 4 R-R 5'11" 205 Jul 13, 1982
Roberto Perez 55 R-R 5'11" 220 Dec 23, 1988
Rene Rivera 44 R-R 5'10" 215 Jul 31, 1983
Infielders
Mike Aviles 14 R-R 5'10" 205 Mar 13, 1981
Javier Baez 9 R-R 6'0" 190 Dec 1, 1992
Carlos Correa 1 R-R 6'4" 215 Sep 22, 1994
Isan Diaz L-R 5'10" 185 May 27, 1996
Francisco Lindor 12 S-R 5'11" 190 Nov 14, 1993
Edwin Rios L-R 6'3" 220 Apr 21, 1994
T.J. Rivera 5 R-R 6'1" 205 Oct 27, 1988
Kennys Vargas 20 S-R 6'5" 290 Aug 1, 1990
Outfielders
Carlos Beltran 15 S-R 6'1" 215 Apr 24, 1977
Rey Fuentes 3 L-L 6'0" 160 Feb 12, 1991
Enrique Hernandez 7 R-R 5'11" 200 Aug 24, 1991
Angel Pagan 16 S-R 6'2" 200 Jul 2, 1981
Eddie Rosario 17 L-R 6'1" 180 Sep 28, 1991
Puerto Rico Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
Edwin Rodriguez 36 Manager
Carlos Baerga 99 Hitting Coach
Ricky Bones 27 Pitching Coach
Jose Valentin 22 First Base Coach
Joe Espada 6 Third Base Coach
Carlos Delgado 25 Bench Coach
Juan Gonzalez 19 Bullpen Coach
Jose Molina Bullpen Catcher
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