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2013 World Baseball Classic

China

China

IBAF WORLD RANK: 18

China has seen a very palpable growth of its baseball in the past decade. The 2006 World Baseball Classic was regarded as a major stepping stone for the Chinese national team as they were getting ready for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Chinese catcher Wei Wang became the first player to hit a homerun in the World Baseball Classic in Team China's first round game against eventual champion Japan. In 2009, China eliminated Chinese Taipei from the World Baseball Classic with their first and only victory in the tournament. China's strongest performance came while hosting the 16th Asian Games, as they reached the semi-finals by going 2-1 in pool play.

China Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Bruce Chen 52 L-L 6'2" 215 Jun 19, 1977
Kun Chen 33 R-R 6'1" 190 Mar 5, 1980
Andrew Chin 28 L-L 6'1" 180 Sep 22, 1992
Quan Gan 23 R-R 6'1" 172 Jun 17, 1996
Hai-Cheng Gong 35 R-R 6'2" 168 Dec 28, 1998
Kwon Ju 60 R-R 5'11" 180 May 31, 1995
Xin Li 11 L-L 6'1" 165 Apr 17, 1992
Yu Liu 8 R-R 6'0" 167 Sep 15, 1991
Chao Lu 5 R-R 6'4" 204 Oct 9, 1988
Yusong Lu 68 R-R 6'0" 210 Feb 6, 1992
Xia Luo 36 R-R 5'10" 165 Jul 14, 1992
Jiping Qi 19 R-R 5'11" 159 Dec 5, 1995
Menghao Wang 31 R-R 6'1" 154 Sep 25, 1992
Chaoqun Zheng 15 R-R 6'0" 198 Feb 9, 1993
Catchers
Ning Li 10 R-R 6'1" 187 Nov 12, 1994
Weiqiang Meng 2 R-R 6'1" 188 May 31, 1989
Wei Wang 56 R-R 6'1" 180 Dec 25, 1978
Infielders
Ray Chang 21 R-R 6'1" 195 Aug 24, 1983
Yanpeng Chen 62 R-R 6'1" 176 May 26, 1996
Fujia Chu 30 L-L 6'2" 185 Sep 10, 1989
Xiaolei Du 12 R-R 5'11" 159 May 25, 1990
Zeyuan Li 38 R-R 6'1" 198 Apr 23, 1986
Joey Wong 16 L-R 5'10" 185 Apr 12, 1988
Guiyuan Xu 51 L-L 6'0" 188 Jan 29, 1996
Outfielders
Zhenghong Lu 65 L-R 5'9" 155 Apr 15, 1991
Chuang Na 66 L-L 6'1" 198 Mar 15, 1987
Shunyi Yang 26 R-R 6'2" 165 Jan 1, 1993
Yanyong Yang 6 L-R 5'10" 143 May 5, 1994
China Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
John McLaren Manager
Dave Bush Coach
Jimmy Johnson Coach
Weijun Luo Coach
Sheng Yi Coach
Xiaotian Zhang Coach
Wanbi Zhou Coach
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