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Samurai Japan: Preliminary 2013 WBC Roster

by on Dec.04, 2012 @ 5:58 pm, under WBC

Preliminary WBC Roster
(34 players - 16 pitchers, 3 catchers, 8 infielders, seven outfielders)

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Team DOB Ht Wt T B
P 杉内 俊哉 Sugiuchi, Toshiya Yomiuri Oct. 30, 1980 175 82 L L
P 内海 哲也 Utsumi, Tetsuya Yomiuri Apr. 29, 1982 186 90 L L
P 山口 鉄也 Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Yomiuri Nov. 11, 1983 184 86 L L
P 澤村 拓一 Sawamura, Hirokazu Yomiuri Apr. 3, 1988 183 96 R R
P 山井 大介 Yamai, Daisuke Chunichi May 10, 1978 179 82 R R
P 吉見 一起 Yoshimi, Kazuki Chunichi Sep. 19, 1984 182 91 R R
P 浅尾 拓也 Asao, Takuya Chunichi Oct. 22, 1984 182 75 R R
P 前田 健太 Maeda, Kenta Hiroshima Apr. 11, 1988 182 73 R R
P 今村  猛 Imamura, Takeru Hiroshima Apr. 17, 1991 183 83 R R
P 能見 篤史 Nomi, Atsushi Hanshin May 28, 1979 180 72 L L
P 牧田 和久 Makita, Kazuhisa Seibu Nov. 10, 1984 177 82 R R
P 涌井 秀章 Wakui, Hideaki Seibu Jun. 21, 1986 185 85 R R
P 攝津  正 Settsu, Tadashi Softbank Jun. 1, 1982 181 90 R R
P 大隣 憲司 Otonari, Kenji Softbank Nov. 19, 1984 175 85 L L
P 森福 允彦 Morifuku, Masahiko Softbank Jul. 29, 1986 171 65 L L
P 田中 将大 Tanaka, Masahiro Rakuten Nov. 1, 1988 188 93 R R
C 阿部慎之助 Abe, Shinnosuke Yomiuri Mar. 20, 1979 180 97 R L
C 相川 亮二 Aikawa, Ryoji Yakult Jul. 11, 1976 182 86 R R
C 炭谷銀仁朗 Sumitani, Ginjiro Seibu Jul. 19, 1987 180 93 R R
INF 村田 修一 Murata, Shuichi Yomiuri Dec. 28, 1980 177 92 R R
INF 坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato Yomiuri Dec. 14, 1988 185 80 R R
INF 井端 弘和 Ibata, Hirokazu Chunichi May 12, 1975 173 75 R R
INF 鳥谷  敬 Toritani, Takashi Hanshin Jun. 26, 1981 180 77 R L
INF 稲葉 篤紀 Inaba, Atsunori Nippon Ham Aug. 3, 1972 185 94 L L
INF 松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro Softbank May 17, 1983 180 85 R R
INF 本多 雄一 Honda, Yuichi Softbank Nov. 19, 1984 174 72 R L
INF 松井稼頭央 Matsui, Kazuo Rakuten Oct. 23, 1975 177 85 R S
OF 長野 久義 Chono, Hisayoshi Yomiuri Dec. 6, 1984 180 83 R R
OF 大島 洋平 Oshima, Yohei Chunichi Nov. 9, 1985 176 74 L L
OF 糸井 嘉男 Itoi, Yoshio Nippon Ham Jul. 31, 1981 187 88 R L
OF 中田   翔 Nakata, Sho Nippon Ham Apr. 22, 1989 182 95 R R
OF 内川 聖一 Uchikawa, Seiichi Softbank Aug. 4, 1982 185 88 R R
OF 聖澤  諒 Hijirisawa, Ryo Rakuten Nov. 3, 1985 179 72 R L
OF 角中 勝也 Kakunaka, Katsuya Lotte May 25, 1987 180 80 R L

7 comments on “Samurai Japan: Preliminary 2013 WBC Roster

    1. Gen Post author

      Yeah, no one said yes. They asked five players (I think it was Ichiro, Aoki, Darvish, Kuroda, and Kawasaki) and they all said no. Iwakuma also said he wanted to sit out. I’m not sure if other players said one way or the other, but I think Japan sort of figured they would go with an all NPB team this time.

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  1. Kohaku

    Just one Yakult player…and may not make final cut…
    I thought Kawabata could have least gotten a look. Are other players selected at his position really much better?

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    1. Steve Novosel

      This roster is really not exciting to me. Makita and WAKUI? Ibata? Kaz Matsui????

      Too many Gomiuri players.

      Too many Softbank players.

      Well, I bought my tickets today anyway.

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  2. Carter

    I would have loved to see Uehara. He was the best relief pitcher in all MLB last year, he would have been my choice to close games. He just strikes out everybody. If not him I hope it’ll go for Asao and not Tanaka or anyone else, no WTF choice please.

    Other than that, as you said Steve, Wakui doesn’t really deserve to be here and I’d rather have Shima than Aikawa or Sumitani to call games and put Abe at 1B.

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  3. fighting ham

    Guys, not only MLB players but manager candidates backed down. It’s understandable because anything beside champion is a disappointment at this point. Koji Yamamoto took the job knowing that. Let him do whatever he wants.

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