Orlando, Rienzo, Takahashi on Brazil’s WBC Qualifier Roster, Bo Bichette Missing

Brazil released its roster for the World Baseball Classic and it includes Paulo Orlando, Andre Rienzo, and Bo Takahashi. Yan Gomes and Bo Bichette are not on the list, as would be expected of big leaguers, though Eric Pardinho is also missing due to recent Tommy John Surgery. Names to watch are Gabriel Maciel and Igor Kimura, while Dylan Lee is a little old for a prospect but put up strong numbers in the high minors last year.

PITCHERS:
Andre Rienzo – Yaquis de Obregon
Felipe Natel – Yamaha
Oscar Nakaoshi – Kazusa Magic
Dylan Lee – Miami Marlins (AAA)
Bo Takahashi – Arizona Diamondbacks (AAA) (left)
Tiago da Silva – Yaquis de Obregon
Rafael Ohashi – Toronto Blue Jays (Rookie)
Marcelo Arai – Gecebs
Rafael Miranda – Nippon Ham Fighters
Daniel Missaki – Nippon Blue Jays
Igor Kimura – Tampa Bay Rays (Rookie)
Heitor Tokar – Houston Astros
Christian Pedrol – Buchbinder Regensburg
Keyne Kitayama – Gecebs

CATCHERS:
Gabriel Carmo – Cougars
Márcio Kikuchi – Atibaia

INFIELDERS:
Dante Bichette – Washington Nationals (AA)
Leonardo Reginatto – Ottawa Champions (header)
Vitor Ito – Nissay
Liam Sabino – St. Louis Cardinals (A)
Allan Fagnoni – Bologna
Lucas Rojo – Tochigi Golden Eagles
Felipe Burin – Marília
Salomon Koba – Kochi Fighting Dogs

OUTFIELDERS
Paulo Orlando – Yaquis de Obregon
Gabriel Maciel – Minnesota Twins (left)
Jean Tome – Atibaia
Vitor Coutinho – Houston Astros

 

 

 

 

STAFF
Barry Larkin – Manager (right)
Steve Finley – Hitting Coach
LaTroy Hawkins – Pitching Coach
Joel Noboa – Technical Auxiliary
José Thiago Caldeira – Bullpen Coach
Marcos Guimarães – Baserunning Coach
Luis Camargo – Bullpen

You may enjoy our series of roster projections on fellow World Baseball Classic Qualifier nations:
Introduction [Link]
Czech Republic [Link]
Nicaragua [Link]
Pakistan [Link]
Panama [Link]
Philippines [Link]

Several official rosters have also been released:
Pakistan [Link]
South Africa [Link]

All photos copyright Extra Innings. 

About Gabriel Fidler

Extra Innings UK covers baseball around the world, focussing on the sport at the national team level, with features on prominent players, scouting reports, and occasional breaking news. We are fully credentialled by MLB and have covered the World Baseball Classic, continental championships, and the U.S. minor leagues.
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