The Dominican Republic is on the hunt for its second-straight World Baseball Classic championship. The country has competed in every WBC tournament — 2006, 2009 and brings another loaded roster full of some of the best baseball players in the world.
In 2006, the Dominican Republic took fourth place in the event, but play declined in 2009 and the team was eliminated in the first round. They turned around and flipped the script in 2013, winning gold by defeating Puerto Rico in the championship game.
The Dominican Republic has over 100 players on Major League Baseball rosters, making it the most of any nation other than the United States.
Here’s the full roster for the Dominican Republic in the 2017 World Baseball Classic:
Dominican Republic Roster
Samuel Deduno *
Wily Peralta *
* — The players are eligible to be swapped out of the lineup after a round for a pitcher in the designated pitcher group.
Mel Rojas Jr.
Note: These pitchers are eligible to play in one or more rounds, but must be moved to the main roster for another member of the designated pitchers group.