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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
Giancarlo Alvarado 31 R-R 6'4" 210 Jan 24, 1978
Jose Berrios 37 R-R 6'0" 190 May 27, 1994
Hiram Burgos 54 R-R 5'11" 210 Aug 4, 1987
Fernando Cabrera 38 R-R 6'4" 225 Nov 16, 1981
Xavier Cedeno 55 L-L 6'0" 205 Aug 26, 1986
Jose De La Torre 52 R-R 5'10" 195 Oct 17, 1985
Nelson Figueroa 27 R-R 6'1" 185 May 18, 1974
Randy Fontanez 33 R-R 6'1" 205 May 18, 1989
Efrain Nieves 65 L-L 6'0" 169 Nov 15, 1989
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" 218 Oct 26, 1989
Mario Santiago 53 R-R 6'2" 210 Dec 16, 1984
Giovanni Soto 35 L-L 6'2" 190 May 18, 1991
Catchers
Jose Molina 28 R-R 6'0" 250 Jun 3, 1975
Yadier Molina 4 R-R 5'11" 220 Jul 13, 1982
Infielders
Mike Aviles 14 R-R 5'10" 205 Mar 13, 1981
Irving Falu 19 S-R 5'10" 180 Jun 6, 1983
Luis Figueroa 3 S-R 5'9" 165 Feb 16, 1974
Andy Gonzalez 26 R-R 6'3" 215 Dec 15, 1981
Martin Maldonado 24 R-R 6'0" 230 Aug 16, 1986
Carlos Rivera 44 L-L 5'11" 230 Jun 10, 1978
Pedro Valdes 20 L-L 6'1" 205 Jun 29, 1973
Outfielders
Jesus Feliciano 13 L-L 5'10" 190 Jun 6, 1979
Angel Pagan 16 S-R 6'2" 200 Jul 2, 1981
Alex Rios 51 R-R 6'5" 210 Feb 18, 1981
Eddie Rosario 17 L-R 6'1" 180 Sep 28, 1991
Designated Hitters
Carlos Beltran 15 S-R 6'1" 210 Apr 24, 1977
Puerto Rico Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
Edwin Rodriguez Manager
Ricky Bones Pitching Coach
Carlos Baerga Coach
Carlos Delgado Coach
Joe Espada Coach
Jose Rosado Coach
Jose Valentin Coach