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Jan '13 17

Australia’s World Baseball Classic Provisional Roster



Press Release Australian Baseball Federation

MELBOURNE – The Australian provisional roster has been named for the 2013 World Baseball Classic which will take place from 2 to 19 March across three rounds at international baseball venues around the World. Australia’s roster features eight former Major Leaguers and two Olympic Silver Medalists including Ryan Rowland-Smith, Peter Moylan, Luke Hughes and Chris Oxspring.

Also named on the roster are well-known senior Australia players experienced with international tournaments including Justin Huber, Brad Thomas, Chris Snelling and brothers Matt and Tim Kennelly. Team Australia Manager, Jon Deeble, is confident in the Australian talent and says consistency will be the key to Australia’s performance.

“We have a good young energetic team; it’s a comparable team to our 2009 WBC roster and we had success there against home side Mexico and were also strong against Cuba” said Deeble.

The competitiveness of the WBC spurs from its unique nature in that Major League Baseball players are unrestricted to represent their countries.  Unfortunately for Australia, current major leaguers Grant Balfour and Travis Blackley, both active pitchers with the Oakland Athletics, are not available for the tournament.

“Of course it’s disappointing that we don’t have our major league players however I understand their situation” said Manager Deeble, “we have some good arms and if we keep our emphasis on pitching and defense we will stay in a lot of ball games”.

Australia showed promise at the 2009 World Baseball Classic, defeating host country Mexico 17-7 and setting a new tournament record for hits in a game with 22, including four home runs.  Most recently, Australia finished fifth in the 2011 IBAF Baseball World Cup.

PROVISIONAL ROSTER
 
Last Name
First Name
Hometown
Age
B
T
Pos
Organisation
Adamson
Corey
Bullsbrooke
20
L
R
OF
San Diego Padres (A)
Beresford
James
Glen Waverley
23
L
R
SS
Minnesota Twins (AA)
Bright
Adam
Melbourne
28
L
L
LHP
Melbourne Aces (ABL)
Davies
Josh
Bendigo
28
R
R
Ut
Melbourne Aces (ABL)
De San Miguel
Allan
Bentley
25
R
R
C
Baltimore Orioles (A)
Dening
Mitch
Gosford
25
L
R
OF
Sydney Blue Sox (ABL)
Harman
Brad
Melbourne
27
R
R
IF
Melbourne Aces (ABL)
Huber
Justin
Melbourne
31
R
R
OF
Melbourne Aces (ABL)
Hughes
Luke
Perth
28
R
R
IF
New York Mets (AAA)
Kandilas
David
Sydney
22
R
R
OF
Colorado Rockies (A)
Kennelly
Matt
Perth
23
R
R
C
Atlanta Braves (AA)
Kennelly
Tim
Perth
26
R
R
RHP
Philadelphia Phillies (AAA)
Kent
Steven
Canberra
24
L
L
RHP
Canberra Cavalry (ABL)
Moylan
Peter
Lesmurdie
34
R
R
RHP
LA Dodgers (AAA)
Oxspring
Chris
Ipswich
35
L
R
RHP
Sydney Blue Sox (ABL)
Roberts
Josh
Ipswich
25
L
R
OF
Brisbane Bandits (ABL)
Rowland-Smith
Ryan
Sydney
29
L
L
LHP
Chicago Cubs (AAA)
Russell
Andrew
Melbourne
28
R
R
RHP
Atlanta Braves (AAA)
Ruzic
Dushan
Darwin
30
R
R
RHP
Adelaide Bite (ABL)
Saupold
Warwick
Redcliff
23
R
R
RHP
Detroit Tigers (A)
Searle
Ryan
Brisbane
23
R
R
RHP
Chicago Cubs (AA)
Snelling
Chris
North Miami, FL
31
L
L
OF
Sydney Blue Sox (ABL)
Tanner
Clayton
Mona Vale
25
L
L
LHP
San Francisco Giants (AAA)
Thomas
Brad
Sydney
35
L
L
LHP
Brother Elephants (CPBL)
Walker
Mike
Marysville, CA
24
L
R
IF
Milwaukee Brewers (A)
Welch
Stefan
Adelaide
24
L
R
SS
Pittsburgh Pirates (AA)
Williams
Matt
Camden
25
R
R
RHP
Sydney Blue Sox (ABL)
Wise
Brendan
Perth
27
L
R
RHP
Minnesota Twins (AAA)
COACHING STAFF
Jon Deeble
Manager
Phil Dale
Pitching Coach
Glenn William
Hitting Coach
Michael Collins
Coach
Tony Harris
Coach
Graeme Lloyd
Coach
Greg Jelks
Coach

Australia’s World Baseball Classic campaign will start on 2 March in Taichung, Taiwan in Pool B against Chinese Taipei, South Korea and The Netherlands.




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