Panama World Baseball Classic Qualifying Rosters

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.

Panama

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.

Colombia

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.

Spain

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.

France

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.

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