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Mexico Announces Roster for 2023 Pan American Games

 Leif Skodnick  |    Sep 15th, 2023 4:09pm EDT

By Matthew Tallarini
World Baseball Network

The Federación Mexicana de Beisbol announced their roster for the 2023 Pan American Games on Wednesday.

Ranked No. 3 in the World Baseball Rankings, Mexico will appear in the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile and is aiming for their second gold medal at an international senior event. Mexico qualified for the event by winning the gold medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador, El Salvador in July. 

Mexico won gold despite the gold medal game against Cuba at the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games being rained out because Mexico had a better overall record than the other participating countries.  

The Mexico roster will consist of players from Liga Mexicana de Béisbol and Liga ARCO Mexicana del Pacifico. Mexico will also have returning players that played in the Central American and Caribbean Games on the roster for the Pan American Games, and will bring the same coaching staff from the Central American and Caribbean Games to the Pan American Games next month. 

The Pan American Games will have a total of eight nations in the baseball event, including No. 8. Cuba, No. 6 Venezuela, No. 10 Dominican Republic, No. 11 Panama, No. 16  Colombia, No. 24 Brazil, and host nation Chile, which is not ranked in the World Baseball Rankings. Chile has not been ranked in two consecutive World Baseball Ranking cycles, including the rankings released on December 31, 2022 and March 28, 2023, after the World Baseball Classic. The Pan American Games baseball tournament will be held from October 18 to October 28 at the Baseball and Softball Center in Cerrillos, Chile.

Following the group stage will be the Super Round, which will be played October 25-27. The bronze medal game and gold medal game of the 2023 Pan American Games will be played on October 28.

Group A will have Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Panama, and host nation Chile. Group B will have Venezuela, Cuba, Colombia, and Brazil. 

Venezuela has the highest World Baseball Ranking in Group B after winning the bronze medal at the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games. 

Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Cuba all qualified for the 2023 Pan American Games by their performance at the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games this past summer in San Salvador, El Salvador. 

Panama qualified for the Pan American Qualifiers in June in Buenos Aires, Argentina, when they beat host nation Argentina in the final qualifier game 9-3. 

Brazil qualified in July 2022 for the 2023 Pan American Games, beating Argentina 2-0 in the 2022 South American Baseball Championship in Lima, Peru. 

Colombia qualified for the 2023 Pan American Games in December 2021 at the Junior Pan American Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, beating the Dominican Republic in the gold medal game 6-3. 

The last Pan American Games was held in 2019 in Lima, Peru, when Puerto Rico beat Canada in the gold medal game 6-1. 

The 2023 Pan American Games will be the last senior event of the international baseball calendar year from the WBSC Americas sector prior to the rankings being released on December 31, 2023. 

All listed streaming updates of the 2023 Pan American Games will be provided on the WBSC Americas social media pages and website.

Mexico 2023 Pan American Games Roster

Player (Team-Liga Mexicana de Beisbol)(Team-Liga ARCO Mexicana del Pacifico) 

Catchers (LMB) (LAMP) 
Alexis Wilson (Tigres de Quintana Roo)(Tomateros de Culiacán) 
Fernando Flores (Toros de Tijuana)(Charros de Jalisco) 

Infielders (LMB) (LAMP) 
Jasson Attondo (Olmecas de Tabasco)(Naranjeros de Hermosillo)
Emmanuel Avila (Guerreros de Oaxaca)(Tomateros de Culiacán) 
Moises Guiterrez (Diablos del Rojos Mexico)(Aguilas de Mexicali)
Roberto Ramos (Diablos del Rojos Mexico)(Naranjeros de Hermosillo) 
Roberto Valenzuela (Sultanes de Monterrey-LMB-LAMP) 
Edson Garcia (Acereros de Monclova)(Charros de Jalisco) 

Outfielder (LMB) (LAMP)
Norberto Obeso (Leones de Yucatan)(Aguilas de Mexicali) 
Randy Romero (Mariachis de Guadalajara)(Venados de Mazatlan) 
Raniel Rosario (Saraperos de Saltillo)(Algodoneros de Guasave) 
Fernando Villegas (Saraperos de Saltillo)(Charros de Jalisco) 

Pitcher (LMB) (LAMP) 
Wilmer Rios (Acereros de Monclova)(Naranjeros de Hermosillo) 
Alexandro Tovalin (Leones de Yucatan)(Charros de Jalisco)
Darrel Torres (Tigres de Quintana Roo)(Cañeros de Los Mochis) 
Carlos Morales (Sultanes de Monterrey)(Algodoneros de Guasave) 
Francisco Haro (Leones de Yucatan)(Mayos de Navojoa)
Isaac Jimenez (Generales de Durango)(Águilas de Mexicali) 
Luis Miranda (Guerreros de Oaxaca)(Cañeros de Los Mochis)
Aldo Montes (Algodoneros de Unión Laguna)(Tomateros de Culiacán) 
Arturo Lopez (Diablos del Rojos Mexico)(Yaquis de Obregon) 
Faustino Carrera (Toros de Tijuana)(Yaquis de Obregon) 
Fabian Cota (Dabolos del Rojos Mexico)(Cañeros de Los Mochis) 
Samuel Zazueta (El Águila de Veracruz)(Yaquis de Obregon) 

Mexico 2023 Pan American Games Coaching Staff
Enrique Reyes – Manager 
Hector Estrada – Bench Coach 
Carlos Reyes – Hitting Coach 
Luis Fernando Mendez – Pitching Coach 
Leo Arrauz – First Base Coach 
Emanuel Rangel – Third Base Coach 

Mexico 2023 Pan American Games Pool Round Schedule
All times are Eastern Daylight Time

Wednesday October 18, 2023
8:30 a.m. EDT – Mexico vs. Chile 

Saturday October 21, 2023
8:30 a.m. EDT – Dominican Republic vs. Mexico

Monday October 23, 2023
8:30 a.m. EDT – Panama vs. Mexico

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