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2013 World Baseball Classic

France

France

IBAF WORLD RANK: 31

France has a long history in baseball as the second oldest national federation of Europe (1924) and a founding member of the European Baseball Confederation (1953). France's best result on the international stage is a bronze medal at the 1999 European Championship, a feat nearly repeated in 2014 when "Les Bleus" fell one victory short of a new bronze medal. France's first appearance at the WBC Qualifier in 2012 featured a defeat to tournament winner Spain and an epic extra-inning lost to South Africa.

France Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Daniel Camou 21 R-R 6'0" 185 Sep 21, 1987
Leonel Cespedes 14 R-R 5'11" 170 Jan 14, 1994
Gregory Cros 32 R-R 5'11" 176 Sep 7, 1988
Pierrick Le Mestre 8 R-R 6'0" 176 Sep 6, 1982
Ernesto Wilson Martinez 24 L-L 6'0" 215 Jun 20, 1999
Samuel Meurant 10 R-R 6'1" 176 Oct 10, 1972
Jonathan Mottay 17 R-R 5'9" 165 Aug 5, 1994
Owen Ozanich 23 R-R 5'11" 170 Jun 23, 1989
Keino Perez 18 R-R 6'0" 175 Oct 7, 1979
Anthony Piquet 6 R-R 5'9" 160 Aug 3, 1980
Esteban Prioul 15 L-L 6'1" 163 Aug 25, 1997
Lucas Serafin 26 R-R 6'0" 163 Mar 5, 1996
Yoann Vaugelade 9 R-R 6'3" 165 Sep 6, 1995
Antoine Villard 25 R-R 6'1" 176 Mar 23, 1998
Catchers
Dylan Gleeson 19 L-R 5'9" 155 Jan 16, 1995
Ernesto Martinez 46 R-R 6'1" 205 Nov 13, 1973
Andy Paz 35 R-R 6'0" 170 Jan 5, 1993
Infielders
Felix Brown 5 S-R 5'9" 170 May 14, 1989
Jonathan Duforest 12 R-R 6'0" 174 Feb 1, 1996
Jorge Hereaud 16 R-R 5'9" 168 Sep 14, 1989
Maxime Lefevre 1 S-R 5'8" 168 Feb 17, 1991
Rene Leveret 48 R-R 6'2" 224 Nov 19, 1985
Douglas Rodriguez 20 R-R 6'1" 182 Jan 13, 1985
Frederic Walter 27 R-R 6'2" 165 Mar 25, 1998
Outfielders
Jacquies Boucheron 3 R-R 5'11" 170 Nov 8, 1991
Bastien Dagneau 30 R-R 6'3" 210 Mar 29, 1995
Frederic Hanvi 4 R-R 6'2" 180 May 2, 1989
Norbert Jongerius 13 R-R 6'0" 167 Apr 6, 1991
France Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
Eric Gagne 38 Manager
Ivan Naccarata 11 Hitting Coach
Karl Gelinas 34 Pitching Coach
Boris Rothermundt 7 First Base Coach
Kieran Mattison 22 Third Base Coach
Luis Argumedes 2 Bench Coach
Kevin Young 45 Bullpen Coach
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