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2013 World Baseball Classic

South Africa

South Africa

IBAF WORLD RANK: 27

There are five South African players under contract with MLB organizations. The South African National Team participated in the 2006, 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classics. Losses to Israel and Spain dashed the South African hopes during the 2013 qualifers.

South Africa Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Garth Cahill 8 R-R 5'9" 213 Aug 9, 1995
Kieran Cree 12 R-R 6'0" 223 Feb 19, 1991
Jared Elario 15 R-R 5'8" 205 Oct 14, 1988
Kyle Gaddin 46 R-R 5'11" 256 Apr 21, 1993
Dean Jacobs 16 R-L 0'0" 0 Sep 21, 1991
Robert Lewis-Walker 26 R-R 6'3" 195 Apr 7, 1993
Carl Michaels 44 R-R 6'2" 185 May 21, 1981
Russell Olivier 24 R-R 6'1" 208 Jan 27, 1986
Callan Pearce 42 R-R 6'3" 190 Aug 1, 1995
Hein Robb 27 L-L 6'0" 185 May 12, 1992
Lloyd Stevens 7 R-R 5'11" 195 Mar 24, 1988
Dylan Unsworth 10 R-R 6'1" 175 Sep 23, 1992
Liam Vincent 25 R-R 6'3" 185 Apr 12, 1996
Damian Wood 5 L-R 6'3" 169 Jun 2, 1995
Catchers
Kyle Botha 18 R-R 5'8" 180 Aug 7, 1988
Kyle Ettisch 3 R-R 6'2" 198 Aug 31, 1987
Infielders
Shannon Ekermans 13 L-L 6'2" 185 Jun 5, 1987
Wesley Hoskins 50 R-R 6'0" 215 Dec 3, 1989
Gift Ngoepe 28 R-R 5'8" 200 Jan 18, 1990
Anthony Phillips 2 S-R 5'9" 160 Apr 11, 1990
Jonathan Phillips 14 R-R 5'10" 191 Apr 16, 1986
Allan Randall 4 R-R 5'8" 187 Aug 17, 1984
Keegan Swanepoel 20 L-R 6'2" 202 Jun 17, 1987
Brett Willemburg 23 S-R 6'0" 180 Jul 2, 1984
Outfielders
Kyron Bibis 11 R-R 5'9" 165 Jul 2, 1984
Brandon Bouillon 21 R-R 6'3" 217 Mar 21, 1989
Rowan Ebersohn 9 L-L 5'10" 195 Apr 16, 1996
Benjamin Smith 19 R-R 6'2" 210 Nov 30, 1987
South Africa Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
Alan Phillips 32 Manager
Andrew Berglund 6 Hitting Coach
Kevin Leak 35 Pitching Coach
Mike Randall 17 First Base Coach
Neil Adonis 36 Third Base Coach
Dave Bush 32 Infield Coach
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