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2013 World Baseball Classic

Israel

Israel

IBAF WORLD RANK: 28

There are close to 3,000 baseball players in Israel, including youth leagues and adult leagues, as well as national teams taking part in international play. For the past 25 years, amateur play has been run by the Israel Association of Baseball, a nonprofit organization charged with developing the sport. Former Major Leaguers Shawn Green and Gabe Kapler played in the 2013 qualifier for the Israel squad, which was managed by former big league catcher Brad Ausmus.

Israel Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Dylan Axelrod 19 R-R 5'10" 195 Jul 30, 1985
Corey Baker 38 R-R 6'1" 170 Nov 23, 1989
Jeremy Bleich 27 L-L 6'2" 215 Jun 18, 1987
Richard Bleier 54 L-L 6'3" 215 Apr 16, 1987
Craig Breslow 32 L-L 6'0" 190 Aug 8, 1980
Danny Burawa 41 R-R 6'3" 220 Dec 30, 1988
Scott Feldman 47 L-R 6'6" 225 Feb 7, 1983
Jake Fishman 39 L-L 6'3" 195 Feb 8, 1995
Brad Goldberg 24 R-R 6'4" 220 Feb 21, 1990
Tyler Herron 33 R-R 6'2" 210 Aug 5, 1986
Jake Kalish 35 S-L 6'2" 210 Jul 9, 1991
Alex Katz 25 L-L 5'11" 195 Oct 12, 1994
Kenny Koplove 4 R-R 6'2" 170 Aug 2, 1993
Dean Kremer 17 R-R 6'3" 180 Jan 7, 1996
Jared Lakind 26 L-L 6'2" 205 Mar 9, 1992
Shlomo Lipetz 12 R-R 6'4" 220 Feb 11, 1979
Jason Marquis 21 L-R 6'1" 220 Aug 21, 1978
Troy Neiman 44 R-R 6'6" 230 Nov 13, 1990
R.C. Orlan 16 R-L 6'0" 185 Sep 28, 1990
Ryan Sherriff 72 L-L 6'1" 185 May 25, 1990
Zack Thornton 46 R-R 6'3" 215 May 19, 1988
Joey Wagman 6 L-R 6'0" 185 Jul 25, 1991
Josh Zeid 28 R-R 6'4" 220 Mar 24, 1987
Catchers
Ryan Lavarnway 36 R-R 6'4" 240 Aug 7, 1987
Nick Rickles 9 R-R 6'3" 220 Feb 2, 1990
Infielders
Scott Burcham 5 R-R 5'11" 185 Jun 17, 1993
Ike Davis 29 L-L 6'4" 220 Mar 22, 1987
Cody Decker 14 R-R 5'11" 217 Jan 17, 1987
Nate Freiman 45 R-R 6'8" 245 Dec 31, 1986
Ty Kelly 56 S-R 6'0" 180 Jul 20, 1988
Tyler Krieger 22 S-R 6'2" 170 Jan 16, 1994
Outfielders
Zach Borenstein 18 L-R 6'0" 225 Jul 23, 1990
Sam Fuld 23 L-L 5'9" 180 Nov 20, 1981
Blake Gailen 2 L-L 5'9" 180 Mar 27, 1985
Mike Meyers 7 R-R 6'1" 190 Dec 28, 1993
Israel Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
Jerry Weinstein 1 Manager
Andrew Lorraine 30 Pitching Coach
Alon Leichman 3 Assistant Pitching Coach
Nate Fish 10 First Base Coach
Pat Doyle 48 Third Base Coach
Tom Gamboa 20 Bench Coach
Dan Rootenberg 15 Bullpen Coach
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