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2013 World Baseball Classic

Italy

Italy

IBAF WORLD RANK: 9

The Italian National Baseball Team is back-to-back European Champions and has won 10 European titles overall finishing first or second in 25 of their 32 appearances. They have qualified for the 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics, and finished third overall in the last Intercontinental Cup in 2010. In the 2006 World Baseball Classic, Italy won their first game by defeating Australia 10-0 in a mercy rule shortened seven inning game. In the 2009 tournament, Team Italy knocked out Team Canada in Round One at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. Alex Liddi of the Seattle Mariners, who played for Team Italy in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, is the first Italian-born and developed player to play in the Major Leagues.

Italy Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Filippo Crepaldi 57 R-R 5'10" 182 Feb 19, 1992
Tiago Da Silva 35 R-R 5'9" 180 Mar 28, 1985
Frank DeJiulio 23 R-R 6'3" 200 Aug 22, 1989
Mike DeMark 25 R-R 6'0" 210 May 20, 1983
Jose Escalona 64 L-L 5'11" 165 Jan 7, 1986
Nick Fanti 22 L-L 6'2" 185 Dec 30, 1996
Frailyn Florian 59 L-L 6'2" 175 Jul 25, 1982
Sam Gaviglio 32 R-R 6'2" 195 May 22, 1990
Tommy Layne 39 L-L 6'2" 195 Nov 2, 1984
Luis Lugo 47 L-L 6'5" 200 Mar 5, 1994
Alex Maestri 17 R-R 5'11" 175 Jun 1, 1985
Jonathan Martinez 54 R-R 6'1" 205 Jun 27, 1994
A.J. Morris 30 R-R 6'2" 195 Dec 1, 1986
Carlos Navas 7 R-R 6'1" 170 Aug 13, 1992
Zach Neal 24 R-R 6'3" 220 Nov 9, 1988
Trey Nielsen 41 R-R 6'1" 190 Sep 1, 1991
Orlando Oberto 38 L-L 6'1" 165 Dec 30, 1981
Luca Panerati 54 L-L 6'2" 170 Dec 2, 1989
Jordan Romano 28 R-R 6'4" 200 Apr 21, 1993
Tyler Sturdevant 54 R-R 6'0" 185 Dec 20, 1985
Daury Torrez 51 R-R 6'3" 210 Jun 11, 1993
Lou Trivino 51 R-R 6'5" 225 Oct 1, 1991
Pat Venditte 20 L-S 6'1" 185 Jun 30, 1985
Catchers
Drew Butera 9 R-R 6'1" 200 Aug 9, 1983
Francisco Cervelli 29 R-R 6'1" 210 Mar 6, 1986
Santiago Chavez 4 R-R 5'11" 175 Aug 5, 1995
Marcus Mastrobuoni 23 R-R 5'11" 205 Nov 28, 1993
Infielders
Gavin Cecchini 2 R-R 6'2" 200 Dec 22, 1993
Chris Colabello 12 R-R 6'4" 210 Oct 24, 1983
Daniel Descalso 3 L-R 5'10" 190 Oct 19, 1986
Alex Liddi 10 R-R 6'4" 225 Aug 14, 1988
Drew Maggi 37 R-R 6'0" 192 May 16, 1989
Nicholas Morreale 43 R-R 6'3" 205 Apr 8, 1988
Rob Segedin 21 R-R 6'2" 220 Nov 10, 1988
Alessandro Vaglio 18 R-R 6'0" 161 Jan 28, 1989
Outfielders
John Andreoli 77 R-R 6'1" 210 Jun 9, 1990
Mario Chiarini 45 R-R 6'2" 190 Jan 7, 1981
Brandon Nimmo 40 L-R 6'3" 205 Mar 27, 1993
Sebastian Poma 26 L-L 6'1" 174 Jun 13, 1993
Italy Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
Marco Mazzieri 5 Manager
Brian Sweeney 19 Pitching Coach
Frank Catalanotto 27 First Base Coach
Nick Punto 8 Third Base Coach
Sal Fasano 13 Bench Coach
Gilberto Gerali 34 Bullpen Coach
Sal Butera 11 Catching Coach
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