Baseball at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Team squads

Baseball at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Team squads

The following contains the team squads for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Canada

[1][2] Manager: 21 - Terry Puhl, 10 - Greg Hamilton.

Coaches: 36 - Denis Boucher (Pitching coach), 2 - Rob Ducey.

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
24 P James Avery June 10, 1984 Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
35 P Chris Begg September 12, 1979 San Jose Giants (A+)
22 P Tim Burton July 30, 1983 Akron Aeros (AA)
37 P Rheal Cormier April 23, 1967 Moncton Mets
23 P David Davidson April 23, 1984 Altoona Curve (AA)
31 P Steve Green January 26, 1978 Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
25 P Mike Johnson October 3, 1975 La New Bears
32 P Brooks McNiven June 19, 1981 Connecticut Defenders (AA)
34 P Chris Reitsma December 31, 1977 Free agent
42 P R.J. Swindle July 7, 1983 Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
28 C David Corrente October 13, 1983 Dunedin Blue Jays (A)
30 C Chris Robinson May 12, 1984 Tennessee Smokies (AA)
17 Emerson Frostad January 13, 1983 Frisco RoughRiders (AA)
14 Brett Lawrie January 18, 1990 Langley Blaze
11 IF Stubby Clapp February 24, 1973 Lexington Legends (coach)
15 IF Emmanuel Garcia March 4, 1986 Binghamton Mets (AA)
9 IF Matt Rogelstad September 13, 1982 Harrisburg Senators (AA)
40 IF Scott Thorman January 6, 1982 Richmond Braves (AAA)
29 Jimmy Van Ostrand August 7, 1984 Salem Avalanche (A)
19 OF Ryan Radmanovich August 9, 1971 Somerset Patriots
20 OF Michael Saunders November 19, 1986 Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)
7 OF Adam Stern February 12, 1980 Norfolk Tides (AAA)
33 OF Nick Weglarz March 11, 1981 Kinston Indians (A+)

Pete Orr was originally named to the team, but pulled out when he was called up to the major league roster of the Washington Nationals.[3] He was replaced by 22-year-old Emmanuel Garcia.[4] Scott Richmond was also removed from the team when he was called up by the Toronto Blue Jays. Pitcher James Avery was named as a replacement.[5]

China

[6] Manager: Jim Lefebvre.

Coaches: Steven Ontiveros (Pitching coach).

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
P Bu Tao January 1, 1983 Sichuan Dragons
P Chen Junyi August 26, 1981 Guangdong Leopards
P Chen Kun March 5, 1980 Sichuan Dragons
P Guo Youhua September 29, 1983 Sichuan Dragons
P Li Chenhao July 2, 1977 Beijing Tigers
P Li Weiliang September 2, 1980 Beijing Tigers
P Liu Kai October 11, 1987 Gulf Coast Yankees
P Lu Jiangang February 19, 1979 Tianjin Lions
P Sun Guoqiang August 11, 1974 Jiangsu Hope Stars
P Wang Nan October 7, 1981 Beijing Tigers
P Xu Zheng May 10, 1981 Beijing Tigers
P Zhang Li February 3, 1980 Shanghai Eagles
C Wang Wei December 25, 1978 Arizona League Mariners
C Yang Yang May 19, 1986 Beijing Tigers
IF Jia Yubing February 18, 1983 Arizona League Mariners
IF Zhang Yufeng February 9, 1977 Shanghai Eagles
IF Sun Wei September 11, 1976 Beijing Tigers
IF Hou Fenglian July 11, 1980 Tianjin Lions
IF Jia Delong July 4, 1985 Guangdong Leopards
OF Feng Fei February 18, 1983 Sichuan Dragons
OF Li Lei June 24, 1984 Beijing Tigers
OF Sun Lingfeng August 14, 1978 Beijing Tigers
OF Wang Chao March 23, 1985 Tianjin Lions
OF Zhang Hongbo June 6, 1980 Guangdong Leopards

Chinese Taipei

Manager: 2 - Hung I-Chung (洪一中 La New Bears).

Coaches: 83 - Hsieh Chang-Heng (謝長亨 Chinatrust Whales), 97 - Lu Ming-Tsu (呂明賜 La New Bears), 32 - Kung Jung-Tang (龔榮堂 National Training Team).

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
12 P Lee Cheng-Chang (李振昌) October 21, 1986 Taipei Physical Education College
17 P Tsao Chin-Hui (曹錦輝) June 2, 1981 MLB free agent
18 P Pan Wei-Lun (潘威倫) March 5, 1982 Uni-President Lions
19 P Lo Chia-Jen (羅嘉仁) April 7, 1986 Chinese Culture University
21 P Chen Wei-Yin (陳偉殷) June 12, 1985 Chunichi Dragons
36 P Ni Fu-Te (倪福德) November 14, 1982 Chinatrust Whales
46 P Yang Chien-Fu (陽建福) April 22, 1979 Sinon Bulls
81 P Hsu Wen-hsiung (許文雄) December 5, 1978 La New Bears
96 P Cheng Kai-Wen (鄭凱文) July 26, 1988 Chinese Culture University
99 P Chang Chih-Chia (張誌家) May 6, 1980 La New Bears
27 C Yeh Chun-Chang (葉君璋) October 25, 1972 Sinon Bulls
34 C Kao Chih-kang (高志綱) February 7, 1981 Uni-President Lions
41 C Chen Feng-Min (陳峰民) October 29, 1977 La New Bears
6 IF Shih Chih-wei (石志偉) August 4, 1977 La New Bears
7 IF Kuo Yen-Wen (郭嚴文) October 25, 1988 Gulf Coast Reds
11 IF Chiang Chih-Hsien (蔣智賢) February 21, 1988 Lancaster JetHawks (A+)
23 IF Peng Cheng-Min (彭政閔) August 6, 1978 Brother Elephants
31 IF Lin Chih-Sheng (林智勝) January 1, 1982 La New Bears
49 IF Chang Tai-Shan (張泰山)* October 31, 1976 Sinon Bulls
24 OF Lin Che-Hsuan (林哲瑄) September 21, 1988 Greenville Drive (A)
28 OF Lo Kuo-Hui (羅國輝) September 26, 1985 High Desert Mavericks (A+)
52 OF Chen Chin-feng (陳金鋒) October 28, 1977 La New Bears
55 OF Pan Wu-hsiung (潘武雄) March 11, 1981 Uni-President Lions
66 OF Chang Chien-Ming (張建銘) July 27, 1980 Sinon Bulls
  • On August 13, 2008 right before the Chinese Taipei vs. Netherlands match, Chang Tai-Shan was banned by the IBAF on showing up in the Olympics Games after he was tested positive for a banned substance.[7] The Chinese Taipei National baseball team could only finish the Olympics with the remaining 23 players.

Cuba

Manager: 6 - Antonio Pacheco.

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
99 P Pedro Luis Lazo April 15, 1973 Pinar del Río
42 P Miguel Lahera January 24, 1985 La Habana
45 P Jonder Martínez June 22, 1978 La Habana
64 P Elier Sánchez October 4, 1986 Camagüey
62 P Yadier Pedroso April 9, 1986 La Habana
23 P Vicyohandri Odelín June 26, 1980 Camagüey
16 P Adiel Palma August 20, 1970 Cienfuegos
32 P Norberto González October 10, 1979 Cienfuegos
20 P Norge Luis Vera October 3, 1971 Santiago de Cuba
74 P Luis Miguel Rodríguez June 3, 1973 Holguín
8 C Ariel Pestano January 31, 1974 Villa Clara
40 C Rolando Meriño February 17, 1971 Santiago de Cuba
C Eriel Sánchez April 12, 1975 Sancti Spíritus
55 IF Alexander Mayeta February 22, 1977 Industriales
28 IF Héctor Olivera April 5, 1985 Santiago de Cuba
10 IF Yulieski Gourriel June 9, 1984 Sancti Spíritus
12 IF Michel Enríquez February 11, 1979 Isla de la Juventud
2 IF Eduardo Paret October 23, 1972 Villa Clara
3 IF Luis Miguel Navas February 2, 1980 Santiago de Cuba
1 OF Giorvis Duvergel September 8, 1979 Guantánamo
14 OF Yoandry Urgellés July 28, 1981 Industriales
88 OF Alexei Bell October 2, 1983 Santiago de Cuba
24 OF Frederich Cepeda April 8, 1980 Sancti Spíritus
54 OF Alfredo Despaigne June 17, 1986 Granma

Yunieski Maya and Yulieski González were originally named, but were replaced with Miguel Lahera and Elier Sánchez.

Japan

Manager: Senichi Hoshino.

Coaches: Kōichi Tabuchi, Koji Yamamoto, Yutaka Oono.

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
19 P Koji Uehara April 3, 1975 Yomiuri Giants
11 P Kenshin Kawakami June 22, 1975 Chunichi Dragons
13 P Hitoki Iwase November 10, 1974 Chunichi Dragons
28 P Kyuji Fujikawa July 21, 1980 Hanshin Tigers
18 P Yu Darvish August 16, 1986 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
17 P Yoshihisa Naruse October 13, 1985 Chiba Lotte Marines
21 P Tsuyoshi Wada February 21, 1981 Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
47 P Toshiya Sugiuchi October 30, 1980 Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
15 P Masahiro Tanaka November 1, 1988 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
16 P Hideaki Wakui June 21, 1986 Saitama Seibu Lions
10 C Shinnosuke Abe March 20, 1979 Yomiuri Giants
39 C Akihiro Yano December 6, 1968 Hanshin Tigers
22 C Tomoya Satozaki May 20, 1976 Chiba Lotte Marines
2 IF Masahiro Araki September 13, 1977 Chunichi Dragons
25 IF Takahiro Arai January 30, 1977 Hanshin Tigers
55 IF Shuichi Murata December 28, 1980 Yokohama BayStars
6 IF Shinya Miyamoto November 5, 1970 Tokyo Yakult Swallows
7 IF Tsuyoshi Nishioka July 27, 1984 Chiba Lotte Marines
52 IF Munenori Kawasaki June 3, 1981 Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
3 IF Hiroyuki Nakajima July 31, 1982 Saitama Seibu Lions
31 OF Masahiko Morino July 28, 1978 Chunichi Dragons
23 OF Norichika Aoki January 5, 1982 Tokyo Yakult Swallows
41 OF Atsunori Inaba August 3, 1972 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
46 OF Takahiko Sato August 9, 1978 Saitama Seibu Lions

South Korea

Manager: 74 - Kim Kyung-Moon (김경문) (Doosan Bears).

Coaches: 76 - Cho Kye-Hyun (조계현) (Samsung Lions), 77 - Kim Gwang-Soo (김광수) (Doosan Bears), 88 - Kim Ki-Tae (김기태) (Yomiuri Giants).

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
11 P Oh Seung-Hwan (오승환) July 15, 1982 Samsung Lions
22 P Han Ki-Joo (한기주) April 29, 1987 Kia Tigers
28 P Yoon Suk-Min (윤석민) July 24, 1986 Kia Tigers
91 P Song Seung-Jun (송승준) June 29, 1980 Lotte Giants
51 P Bong Jung-Keun (봉중근) July 15, 1980 LG Twins
17 P Kim Kwang-Hyun (김광현) July 22, 1988 SK Wyverns
13 P Jang Won-Sam (장원삼) June 9, 1983 Woori Heroes
47 P Kwon Hyuk (권혁) November 6, 1983 Samsung Lions
99 P Ryu Hyun-Jin (류현진) March 25, 1987 Hanwha Eagles
21 P Chong Tae-Hyon (정대현) November 10, 1978 SK Wyverns
20 C Jin Kab-Yong (진갑용) May 8, 1974 Samsung Lions
37 C Kang Min-Ho (강민호) August 18, 1985 Lotte Giants
10 IF Lee Dae-Ho (이대호) June 21, 1982 Lotte Giants
25 IF Lee Seung-Yeop (이승엽) August 18, 1976 Yomiuri Giants
3 IF Ko Young-Min (고영민) February 8, 1984 Doosan Bears
8 IF Jeong Keun-Woo (정근우) October 2, 1982 SK Wyverns
18 IF Kim Dong-Joo (김동주) February 3, 1976 Doosan Bears
7 IF Park Jin-Man (박진만) November 30, 1976 Samsung Lions
14 IF Kim Min-Jae (김민재) January 3, 1973 Hanwha Eagles
35 OF Lee Jin-Young (이진영) June 15, 1980 SK Wyverns
15 OF Lee Yong-Kyu (이용규) August 26, 1985 Kia Tigers
29 OF Lee Taek-Keun (이택근) July 10, 1980 Woori Heroes
50 OF Kim Hyun-Soo (김현수) January 12, 1988 Doosan Bears
39 OF Lee Jong-Wook (이종욱) June 18, 1980 Doosan Bears

Im Tae-Hoon had been originally named, but was replaced with Yoon Suk-Min.

Netherlands

Manager:[8] Robert Eenhoorn

Coaches: Brian Farley - Pitching coach, Wim Martinus - 1st base coach, Jack Hubbard - 3rd base coach, Paul van den Oever - Coach.

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
P David Bergman Corendon Kinheim
P Leon Boyd BY Neptune
P Rob Cordemans Sparta / Feyenoord
P Michiel van Kampen Corendon Kinheim
P Diegomar Markwell BY Neptune
P Shairon Martis Columbus Clippers (AAA)
P Loek van Mil Beloit Snappers (A)
P Alexander Smit Sarasota Reds (A+)
P Juan Carlos Sulbaran American Heritage School
P Pim Walsma L & D Amsterdam Pirates
C Sidney de Jong L & D Amsterdam Pirates
C Tjerk Smeets Corendon Kinheim
IF Sharnol Adriana Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz
IF Yurendell de Caster Columbus Clippers (AAA)
IF Michael Duursma Konica Minolta Pioneers
IF Percy Isenia Sparta / Feyenoord
IF Roel Koolen Corendon Kinheim
IF Raily Legito BY Neptune
IF Jeroen Sluijter BY Neptune
OF Bryan Engelhardt Corendon Kinheim
OF Eugene Kingsale BY Neptune
OF Dirk van 't Klooster Corendon Kinheim
OF Martijn Meeuwis BY Neptune
OF Danny Rombley Corendon Kinheim

United States

General Manager: Bob Watson
Manager: Davey Johnson[9][10]
Coaches: Marcel Lachemann - Pitching Coach, Reggie Smith - Hitting Coach, Rick Eckstein - 3rd Base Coach, Dick Cooke - Auxiliary Coach, Rolando de Armas - Auxiliary Coach.

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
40 P Brett Anderson February 1, 1988 Midland RockHounds (AA)
34 P Jake Arrieta March 6, 1986 Frederick Keys (A)
18 IF Brian Barden April 2, 1981 Memphis Redbirds (AAA)
17 IF Matthew Brown August 8, 1982 Salt Lake Bees (AAA)
30 P Trevor Cahill March 1, 1988 Midland RockHounds (AA)
47 P Jeremy Cummings November 7, 1976 Durham Bulls (AAA)
2 IF Jason Donald September 4, 1984 Reading Phillies (AA)
45 P Brian Duensing February 22, 1983 Rochester Red Wings (AAA)
24 OF Dexter Fowler March 22, 1986 Tulsa Drillers (AA)
7 OF John Gall April 2, 1978 Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
10 IF Mike Hessman March 5, 1978 Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)
39 P Kevin Jepsen July 26, 1984 Salt Lake Bees (AAA)
15 P Brandon Knight October 1, 1975 New Orleans Zephyrs (AAA)
21 P Mike Koplove August 30, 1976 Las Vegas 51s (AAA)
44 OF Matthew LaPorta January 8, 1985 Akron Aeros (AA)
6 C Louis Marson June 26, 1986 Reading Phillies (AA)
49 P Blaine Neal April 6, 1978 Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)
3 IF Jayson Nix August 26, 1982 Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
14 OF Nate Schierholtz February 15, 1984 Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
37 P Jeff Stevens September 5, 1983 Buffalo Bisons (AAA)
29 P Stephen Strasburg July 20, 1988 San Diego State University
19 C Taylor Teagarden December 21, 1983 Oklahoma RedHawks (AAA)
26 IF Terry Tiffee April 21, 1979 Las Vegas 51s (AAA)
35 P Casey Weathers June 10, 1985 Tulsa Drillers (AA)

Notes

  1. ^ Team Canada Olympic baseball roster accessed July 18, 2008
  2. ^ Baseball Canada Olympic Team Media Guide 2008 accessed July 18, 2008
  3. ^ CBC Olympics - Orr backs out of Canadian Olympic Team accessed July 28, 2008
  4. ^ Emmanuel Garcia headed to Beijing accessed July 28, 2008
  5. ^ Avery tabbed to replace pitcher Richmond on Olympic team accessed August 1, 2008
  6. ^ Team China Olympic Roster (pdf)
  7. ^ Taiwan win minus doping test dropout AAP - August 13, 2008, 6:05 pm. Accessed August 13, 2008.
  8. ^ Netherlands Olympic Roster Finalized accessed July 18, 2008
  9. ^ [1] accessed July 21, 2008]
  10. ^ Baseball Team Profile. Beijing 2008 website, accessed August 7, 2008]