Cuba announces pre-team to World Baseball Classic

Cuba’s pre-selection to the 4th World Baseball Classic (WBC) was published in a message released by the National Federation of this sport.

Led by slugger Alfredo Despaigne, the 50-player list includes eight veterans of previous editions of these contests and five Olympics, according to JIT sports magazine.

JIT notes that this is a provisional list and updates the one shown in a meeting with the press organized on January 25, when the strategists insisted on the parameters used to make the choosing, including discipline, devotion on and off the field, comprehensive performance in the 56th edition of the National Series, physical and psychological states, offensive and defensive effectiveness, versatility and historical performance.

The publication also said the list can vary until February 6th, so there can be in and outs. The final roster will be made official in the final days of January and will consist of 28 players (at least 13 pitchers and two catchers).

Below Cuba´s 50-player provisional list and data of interest to the 4th WBC:

NAMES
Frank Camilo Morejón Reyes
Yulexis La Rosa Águila
Ariel Martínez Marrero
Osvaldo Vázquez Torres
Rafael Viñales Álvarez
Alexander Mayeta Kerr
William Saavedra Valdés
Guillermo J. Avilés Difurnot
Yasiel Santoya Zulueta
Norel González Beltrán
Yordanis Samón Matamoros
Raúl González Isidoria
Juan C. Torriente Núñez
Aníbal Medina Pérez
Yurisbel Gracial García
Jeferson Delgado Castañeda
Yeniet Pérez Romero
Yunior Paumier Oliva
Yorbis Borroto Jáuregui
Alexander Ayala García
Edilse Silva La O
Alfredo Despaigne Rodríguez
Julio Pablo Martínez Sánchez
Víctor Víctor Mesa Ríos
Yoalkis Céspedes Maceo
Denis Laza Spencer
Freddy Asiel Álvarez Sáez
Yosvany Torres Gómez
Yoanny Yera Montalvo (L)
Vladimir García Escalante
Lázaro Blanco Matos
Jonder Martínez Martínez
Vladimir Baños Chacón
Alaín Sánchez Machado
Yoalkis Cruz Rondón
Robelio Carrillo Carbajal (L)
Raidel Martínez Pérez
Erlis Casanova Callaba
José R. Rodríguez Méndez
Leandro Martínez Figueredo (L)
Dairon Alexis Riera Ramírez
Leomil González Ercilla
Miguel Lahera Betancourt
Liván Moinelo Pita (L)
Alexander Rodríguez Matos
Dany Aguilera Rives
José A. García Sánchez
Yoandry Ruiz Hernández
César García Rondón
Yasmany Hernández Rojas

PL, Cuba-Sí

December 9, 2016

 

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