[2/9/2017] Final Samurai Japan World Baseball Classic Roster

Final Samurai Japan roster with designated pitchers pool. Also a list of other NPB players participating in the World Baseball Classic.

Samurai Japan

Uni Pos Name JPN Name Eng Team T B DOB Note
10 P 松井 裕樹 Matsui, Yuki Rakuten L L 1995/10/30 3
11 P 菅野 智之 Sugano, Tomoyuki Yomiuri R R 1989/10/11 1
12 P 秋吉 亮 Akiyoshi, Ryo Yakult R R 1989/03/21 1
14 P 則本 昂大 Norimoto, Takahiro Rakuten R L 1990/12/17 1
15 P 宮西 尚生 Miyanishi, Naoki Nippon Ham L L 1985/06/02 1
17 P 藤浪 晋太郎 Fujinami, Shintaro Hanshin R R 1994/04/12 3
19 P 増井 浩俊 Masui, Hirotoshi Nippon Ham R R 1984/06/26 1
20 P 石川 歩 Ishikawa, Ayumu Lotte R R 1988/04/11 3
30 P 武田 翔太 Takeda, Shota Softbank R R 1993/04/03 5
34 P 岡田 俊哉 Okada, Toshiya Chunichi L L 1991/12/05 3
35 P 牧田 和久 Makita, Kazuhisa Seibu R R 1984/11/10 1
41 P 千賀 滉大 Senga, Kodai Softbank R L 1993/01/30 3
66 P* 平野 佳寿 Hirano, Yoshihisa Orix R R 1984/03/08 3
  P+ 石田 健大 Ishida, Kenta Yokohama L L 1993/03/01  
  P+ 岩貞 祐太 Iwasada, Yuta Hanshin L L 1991/09/05  
  P+ 増田 達至 Masuda, Tatsushi Seibu R R 1988/04/23  
  P+ 森福 允彦 Morifuku, Masahiko Yomiuri L L 1986/07/29  
  P+ 野村 祐輔 Nomura, Yusuke Hiroshima R R 1986/06/24  
  P+ 大瀬良 大地 Osera, Daichi Hiroshima R R 1991/06/17  
  P+ 澤村 拓一 Sawamura, Hirokazu Yomiuri R R 1998/04/03  
  P+ 山崎 康晃 Yamasaki, Yasuaki Yokohama R R 1992/10/02  
9 C 炭谷 銀仁朗 Sumitani, Ginjiro Seibu R R 1987/07/19 6
22 C 小林 誠司 Kobayashi, Seiji Yomiuri R R 1989/06/07 3
27 C 大野 奨太 Ono, Shota Nippon Ham R R 1987/01/13 1
37 C 嶋 基宏 Shima, Motohiro Rakuten R R 1984/12/13 1
2 INF 田中 広輔 Tanaka, Kosuke Hiroshima R L 1989/07/03 4
3 INF 松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro Softbank R R 1983/05/17 1
4 INF 菊池 涼介 Kikuchi, Ryosuke Hiroshima R R 1990/03/11 1
6 INF 坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato Yomiuri R R 1988/12/14 1
13 INF 中田 翔 Nakata, Sho Nippon Ham R R 1989/04/22 1
23 INF 山田 哲人 Yamada, Tetsuto Yakult R R 1992/07/16 1
1 OF 内川 聖一 Uchikawa, Seiichi Softbank R R 1982/08/04 1
7 OF 青木 宣親 Aoki, Norichika Houston (MLB) R L 1982/01/05 2
8 OF 平田 良介 Hirata, Ryosuke Chunichi R R 1988/03/23 3
25 OF 筒香 嘉智 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo Yokohama R L 1991/11/26 1
51 OF 鈴木 誠也 Suzuki, Seiya Hiroshima R R 1994/08/18 1
55 OF 秋山 翔吾 Akiyama, Shogo Seibu R L 1988/04/16 1

Notes

  • 1 = original eighteen announced on December 20, 2016
  • 2 = added on December 21, 2016
  • 3 = added on January 24, 2017
  • 4 = added on January 28, 2017
  • 5 = added on February 4, 2017 (injury, Takeda replaced Otani)
  • 6 = added on March 4, 2017 (injury, Sumitani replaced Shima)
  • * = active designated pitcher
  • + = designated pitchers pool

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Other NPB players participating in the WBC

Canada

  • Scott Mathieson (Yomiuri)

Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)

  • Kuan-Yu Chen (Lotte)
  • Chun-Lin Kuo (Seibu)
  • Chia-Hao Sung (Rakuten)

Cuba

  • Alfredo Despaigne (Softbank)

Mexico

  • Japhet Amador (Rakuten)
  • Luis Alfonso Cruz (Yomiuri)
  • Brandon Laird (Nippon Ham)
  • Luis Mendoza (Nippon Ham)

Netherlands

  • Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)
  • Rick van den Hurk (Softbank)

Venezuela

  • Robert Suarez (Softbank)

Source: WBC announcement, Nikkan Sports 2/9/2017, Daily Sports 2/9/2017

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