2006 World Baseball Classic players

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  1. Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter


    Derek Sanderson Jeter (/ˈtər/ JEE-tər) (born June 26, 1974) is an American former professional baseball shortstop who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is regarded as a central figure of the Yankees' success of the late 1990s and early 2000s for his hitting, baserunning, fielding, and leadership. He is the Yankees' all-time career leader in hits (3,465), doubles (544), games played (2,747), stolen bases (358), times on base (4,716), plate appearances (12,602) and at bats (11,195). His accolades include 14 All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award. Jeter became the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits and finished his career sixth all-time in career hits and the all-time MLB leader in hits by a shortstop.

  2. Alex Rodríguez

    Alex Rodríguez


    Alexander Emmanuel "Alex" Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975), nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American professional baseball infielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez was one of the sport's most highly touted prospects and is considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time. During his 20-year career, Rodriguez has amassed a .298 batting average, 680 home runs, 2,038 runs batted in (RBI), and over 3,000 hits. He is a 14-time All-Star and has won three American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, ten Silver Slugger Awards, and two Gold Glove Awards. Rodríguez is the career record holder for grand slams with 25. However, he has led a highly controversial career due to his lucrative contracts and his use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs.

  3. Esteban Loaiza

    Esteban Loaiza


    Esteban Antonio Loaiza Veyna [lo-EYE-sa] (born December 31, 1971) is a baseball pitcher. He played for several teams and was the American League's starting pitcher in the 70th anniversary 2003 All-Star Game in Chicago.

  4. Chipper Jones

    Chipper Jones


    Larry Wayne "Chipper" Jones, Jr. (born April 24, 1972) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) third baseman who spent his entire 19-year MLB career playing for the Atlanta Braves, and all 23 years as a professional baseball player in the Atlanta organization. Initially a shortstop, he was the Braves' primary starting third baseman for nearly all of the period from 1995–2012. In 2002 and 2003, Jones played left field before returning to third base in 2004. Standing 6' 4" (76 inches (190 cm)) tall and weighing 210 pounds (95 kg) during his playing career, Jones threw right-handed and was a switch hitter.

  5. Jason Varitek

    Jason Varitek


    Jason Andrew Varitek (/ˈværɨtɛk/; born April 11, 1972), nicknamed "Tek", is a retired American baseball catcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. As of 2015, he works for the Red Sox as a "Special Assistant to the General Manager". After being traded as a minor league prospect by the Seattle Mariners, Varitek played his entire major league career for the Red Sox. A three-time All-Star and Gold Glove Award winner at catcher, as well as a Silver Slugger Award winner, Varitek was part of both the 2004 World Series and 2007 World Series Championship teams, and was viewed widely as one of the team's leaders. In December 2004 he was named the captain of the Red Sox, only their fourth captain since 1923. He was a switch-hitter.

  6. Roger Clemens

    Roger Clemens


    William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962), nicknamed "Rocket", is a retired American baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams. Clemens was one of the most dominant pitchers in major league history, tallying 354 wins, a 3.12 earned run average (ERA), and 4,672 strikeouts, the third-most all time. An 11-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, he won seven Cy Young Awards during his career, the most of any pitcher in history. Clemens was known for his fierce competitive nature and hard-throwing pitching style, which he used to intimidate batters.

  7. Marco Scutaro

    Marco Scutaro


    Marcos Scutaro, better known as Marco Scutaro, (/ˈsktər/; born October 30, 1975) is a Venezuelan former professional baseball infielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). He bats and throws right-handed. Scutaro made his MLB debut with the New York Mets in 2002. Since then, he has also played for the Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants. Scutaro was named the most valuable player of the 2012 National League Championship Series while with the Giants.

  8. Johnny Damon

    Johnny Damon


    Johnny David Damon (born November 5, 1973) is a Thai-American professional baseball outfielder who began playing in Major League Baseball (MLB) in 1995. He last played in 2012, though he has not officially retired. In his MLB career, Damon has played for the Kansas City Royals (1995–2000), Oakland Athletics (2001), Boston Red Sox (2002–05), New York Yankees (2006–09), Detroit Tigers (2010), Tampa Bay Rays (2011) and Cleveland Indians (2012). Damon also played for the Thailand national baseball team and was a member of the squad for the 2013 World Baseball Classic qualifiers.

  9. Jake Peavy

    Jake Peavy


    Jacob Edward "Jake" Peavy (born May 31, 1981) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox. He bats and throws right-handed.

  10. Ken Griffey Jr.

    Ken Griffey Jr.


    George Kenneth "Ken" Griffey, Jr. (born November 21, 1969), nicknamed "Junior" and "The Kid", is an American former professional baseball outfielder who played 22 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) for three teams (1989–2010). He spent most of his career with the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds, along with a short stint with the Chicago White Sox. A 13-time All-Star, Griffey was one of the most prolific home run hitters in baseball history; his 630 home runs rank as the sixth-most in MLB history. Griffey was also an exceptional defender and won 10 Gold Glove Awards in center field. He is tied for the record of most consecutive games with a home run (8 games, tied with Don Mattingly and Dale Long).

  11. Mark Teixeira

    Mark Teixeira


    Mark Charles Teixeira (/tˈʃɛrə/ tay-SHERR; born April 11, 1980) is an American Major League Baseball first baseman for the New York Yankees. Before playing in the MLB, he played college baseball at Georgia Tech, where in 2001 he won the Dick Howser Trophy as the national collegiate baseball player of the year.

  12. Chase Utley

    Chase Utley


    Chase Cameron Utley (born December 17, 1978) is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). A native of the Greater Los Angeles area, he grew up in Long Beach, California, and attended UCLA. Utley was chosen as the second baseman on the Sports Illustrated All-Decade Team for the 2000s. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed. He previously played in MLB for the Philadelphia Phillies from 2003–2015.

  13. Ivan Rodriguez

    Ivan Rodriguez


    Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 27, 1971), nicknamed "Pudge" or "I-Rod" is a retired Major League Baseball catcher. In his career, he played for the Texas Rangers (on two different tours, comprising the majority of his career), Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.

  14. Andruw Jones

    Andruw Jones


    Andruw Rudolf Jones (born April 23, 1977) is a Dutch baseball outfielder who is a currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees and in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Jones has been a noted defensive specialist, and won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for outfielders every year from 1998 through 2007. Jones has appeared in the All-Star Game five times, and he won both the Hank Aaron Award and a Silver Slugger Award for outfielders in 2005. In 2002, he was the inaugural National League (NL) All-Star Final Vote winner.

  15. Albert Pujols

    Albert Pujols


    José Alberto Pujols Alcántara (born January 16, 1980), better known as Albert Pujols is a Dominican-American first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball. Pujols previously played with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he received three National League (NL) MVP awards and was a nine-time MLB All-Star.

  16. Vinny Castilla

    Vinny Castilla


    Vinicio "Vinny" Castilla Soria (born July 4, 1967) is a Mexican-born former Major League Baseball third baseman who played his best years with the Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves. Previously, he played with the Atlanta Braves (1991–1992, 2002–2003), Colorado Rockies (1993–1999, 2004, 2006), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2000–2001), Houston Astros (2001), Washington Nationals (2005), and San Diego Padres (2006).

  17. Bernie Williams

    Bernie Williams


    Bernabé Williams Figueroa Jr. (born September 13, 1968) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball player and musician. He played his entire 16-year career in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the New York Yankees from 1991 through 2006.

  18. Jason Grilli

    Jason Grilli


    Jason Michael Grilli (born November 11, 1976) is an American professional baseball pitcher who plays for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). Taken as the fourth overall selection of the 1997 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants, Grilli was one of the top starting pitcher prospects in all of the minor leagues, ranked 54th in 1998 and 44th in 1999. The Giants traded him to the Florida Marlins in 1999, for whom he debuted on May 11, 2000.

  19. Adrian Beltre

    Adrian Beltre


    Adrián Beltré Pérez (born April 7, 1979) is a Dominican professional baseball third baseman for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is known for his prodigious defensive and offensive capabilities, being selected four times each for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, Silver Slugger Award, and MLB All-Star Game. He bats and throws right-handed.

  20. Vladimir Guerrero

    Vladimir Guerrero


    Vladimir Alvino Guerrero (born February 9, 1975) is a Dominican former professional baseball player who spent 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). A right fielder and designated hitter, he played for the Montreal Expos (1996–2003), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2004–2009), Texas Rangers (2010), and Baltimore Orioles (2011).

  21. Kelvim Escobar

    Kelvim Escobar


    Kelvim Jose Escobar Bolivar (born April 11, 1976) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the Toronto Blue Jays (1997–2003) and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2004–2007, 2009).

  22. Bobby Abreu

    Bobby Abreu


    Bob Kelly "Bobby" Abreu (/əˈbr./; born March 11, 1974), nicknamed "El Comedulce" and also "La Leche", is a former Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Mets.

  23. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz


    David Américo Ortiz Arias (born November 18, 1975), nicknamed "Big Papi", is a Dominican-American professional baseball player. Ortiz is a designated hitter (DH) who occasionally plays first base for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Minnesota Twins from 1997-2002.

  24. Carlos Beltran

    Carlos Beltran


    Carlos Iván Beltrán (born April 24, 1977) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, and St. Louis Cardinals.

  25. Magglio Ordóñez

    Magglio Ordóñez


    Magglio José Ordóñez Delgado (/ɔrˈdnjɛz/; born January 28, 1974) is a retired Venezuelan Major League Baseball right fielder. He played for the Chicago White Sox (1997–2004) and Detroit Tigers (2005–2011). Ordóñez is 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and weighs 215 lb (98 kg). Ordóñez retired from major league baseball as a Tiger on June 3, 2012 in a ceremony at Comerica Park prior to the afternoon game.

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