The host is Panama. The games will be played at Rod Carew stadium beginning March 17th and end March 20th. Below are the rosters for the countries playing in the tournament.
RHP - Alberto Acosta, Dario Agrazal, Harold Arauz, Euclides Bethancourt, Manny Corpas, Paolo Espino, Saul Gonzalez, Ariel Jurado, Humberto Mejia,
LHP - Alberto Baldonado, Angel Cuan, Eliecer Navarro, Andy Otero, Davis Romero
Catcher - Carlos Ruiz, Josee Camerena
Infield - Jorge Bishop, Ramon Castillo, Gerald Chin, Javier Guerra, Edgar Munoz, Carlos Quiroz, Edmundo Sosa, Eduardo Thomas
Outfield - Anthony Amaya, Luis Castillo, Jorge Miranda, Isaias Velasquez
Ruiz is a major league surprise. He could not play for Panama when they played in the WBC in 2013. Now that he is getting older he wanted the opportunity to represent his country. Javier Guerra may be the best player on this roster. Manny Corpas has seen many bullpen appearances in the major leagues.
Right handed Pitchers - Horacio Acosta, Kendy Batista, Randy Consuegra, Nabil Crismatt, William Cuevas, Jhonaton Escudero, Yeizer Marrugo, Arismendy Mota, Yesid Salazar, Karl Triana, Angel Vilchez
Left handed pitchers - Carlos Diaz, Kevin Escorcia, Greg Nappo, Dewen Perez
Catchers - Luis Martinez, Jesus Posso
Infielders - Dilson Herrera, Ronald Luna, Charlie Mirabal, Mauricio Ramos, Adrian Sanchez
Outfielders - Steve Brown, Tito Polo, Harold Ramirez, Reynaldo Rodriguez, Jesus Valdez, Carlos Vidal
Harold Ramirez is having a torrid spring and Dilson Herrera is a major leaguer who could be used in the leadoff spot. Tito Polo just missed making myworld’s list of top ten Colombians in the minor leagues.
Right Handed Pitchers - Rogelio Armenteros, Jorge Balboa, Richard Castillo, Jose Cruz, Rhiner Cruz, Lazaro Leyva, Leslie Nacar, Andres Perez, Sergio Perez, Carlos Sierra
Left Handed Pitchers - Ivan Granados, Ricardo Hernandez
Catchers - Iker Franco, Rolando Merino, Blake Ochoa
Infielders - Oscar Angulo, Jesus Golindano, Luis Guillorme, Jesus Merchan, Yunesky Sanchez, Gabe Suarez, Jesus Ustariz
Outfielders - Engel Beltre, Lesther Galvan, Yasser Gomez, Daniel Martinez
No major leaguers on this roster but Rhiner Cruz is playing in the NPB for the Rakuten Golden Eagles. Yunesky Sanchez is an ex-major leaguer. Engel Beltre is a borderline major leaguer.
Righthanded Pitchers - Daniel Camou, Leonel Cespedes, Gregory Cros, Pierrick Lernestre, Samuel Meurant, Jonathan Mottay, Owen Ozanich, Keino Perez, Anthony Piquet, Lucas Serafin, Yoann Vaugelade, Antoine Villard
Left Handed Pitchers - Ernesto Martinez Wilson, Esteban Prioul
Catchers - Dylan Gleeson, Frediric Hanvi, Ernesto Martinez, Andy Paz
Infielders - Felix Brown, Jorge Hereaud, Maxime Lefevre, Rene Leveret, Douglas Rodriguez, Frederic Walter
Outfielders - Jacquies Boucheron, Bastien Dagneau, Jonathan Duforest, Norbert Jongerius
Not a lot of familiar names. Andy Paz is a Cuban of French ancestry.