56 NS: Rosters for the 2016-17 Cuban season announced

With about two weeks until the first pitch for the 56 Cuban Baseball National Series, the names of the players that will be part of the 2016-17 Cuban season have been announced.

All sixteen teams competing in the 56 NS have already revealed their rosters for the event, which starts August 7. 

Here are the rosters announced this week.

ISLA DE LA JUVENTUD PIRATES

Pitchers (13): Yunier Gamboa, Danny Aguilera Rives, Pedro Luis Guzmán, Yuniesky Díaz, Héctor Galindo, Jonathan Calvó, Luis Rodríguez, Adrián Caraballo, Javier Raña y los novatos Adrián Rodríguez, José Perera, Raúl Guilarte, and Geyler Gracial.

Catchers (3): Yordanis Aceval, Jorge del Río, and Ariel Valera.

Infielders (10): Luis Felipe Rivera, Dainier Gálvez, Michel Enríquez, Minardo Diéguez, Aquimo Jiménez, Roberto Acebedo, Reinier Balmaceda y los novatos Rubén Soto, Eliseo Rojas, and Gerardo Casí.

Outfielders (6): Rigoberto Gómez, Rodmy Proenza, Leonardo Urgellés, Jhony Hardy, Geovany Díaz, and Rookie Alberto Calderón.

Manager: José Luís Rodríguez

LAS TUNAS WOODCUTTERS

Pitchers (12): Yoelkis Cruz, Ubisney Bermúdez, Yudiel Rodríguez, Yosbel Alarcón, José Adiel Moreno, Diego Granado, Alejandro Meneses, Lixánder Cruz, Alberto P. Civil, Liosvanis Ramírez, Wílbert Verdecia, and Yoan Antúnez.

Catchers (3): Yosvani Alarcón, Ángel Osmel Leyva, and Oberto Coca.

Infielders (10): Dánel Castro, Yordanis Alarcón, Ernesto F. Lalana, Yudier Rondón, Yordan Calaña, Rafael Viñales, Dainier Rodríguez, Manuel Alejandro Ávila, Frank Muir, and Delio Betancourt.

Outfielders (7): Andrés Quiala, Jorge Antonio Yhonson, Yuniesky Larduet, Jorge F. Urrutia, Dannier Díaz, Héctor Castillo, and Pedro del Toro.

Manager: Ermidelio Urrutia

MATANZAS CROCODILES

Pitchers (13): Yoanni Yera, Jonder Martínez, Adrián Rajiv Sosa, Alexander Rodríguez, Yosvany Pérez, Yoandry Ruiz, Ramón Licor, Irandy Castro, Alexander Bustamante, Dairon Durán, Javier del Pino, Denis Quesada (R), and Yoandry Lugo (R). 

Catchers (3): Ariel Martínez, Orlando Arencibia y Yan Alejandro Pérez (R) 

Infielders (9): Yasiel Santoya, Yordanis Samón, Aníbal Medina, Jefferson Delgado, Roberto Acea, Juan Manuel Martínez (R), Jarok Sandoval, Ewin Yaser Caballero, and Jan Chávez. 

Outfielders (7): Ariel Sánchez, Víctor Víctor Mesa, Eduardo Blanco, William Luis, Demis Valdés, Juan Miguel Vázquez, and Dariel Polledo (R). 

Manager: Víctor Mesa

HOLGUIN CUBS

Pitchers (15): Carlos Alberto Santiesteban, Walnier Osorio, Luis Ángel Gómez (LHP), Carlos Alberto León (LHP), Orneidis Llorente, Javier López (LHP), Rubén Oris, Yuniel Suárez, Yoel Aguilera, Roinel Torres, and Rookies Lisan Calvi, José Sánchez, Yadier Rodríguez, Rubén Rodríguez, and Michel Álvarez.

Catchers (3): Franklin Aballe, Raudelín Legrá, and Nelson Batista.

Infielders (8): Michel Gorguet , Yéison Pacheco, Yunior Paumier, Noel González, José Antonio Castañeda, José Raúl Domínguez, Marnolkis Aguiar, and Rookie Pedro Almeida.

Outfielders (6): Geidis Soler, Oscar Julián López, Oscar del Rosario, Jorge Luis Peña, Julio Góngora, and Anibal Vaillant.

Manager: Noelvis González

VILLA CLARA ORANGEMEN

Pitchers (14): Freddy A. Alvarez, Robelio Carillo, Alaín Sánchez, Yasmany Hernández Rojas, Reinier Sánchez, Ronny Valdés, Yanny Delgado, Marlon Romero, Víctor G. Castro, Pedro M. Castillo, Javier Mirabal, Eduardo E. León, Eddy H. Díaz, and Daniel Conde.

Catchers (3): Yulexis la Rosa, Javier Fusté, and Julio E. Miranda

Infielders (8): Norel González, Yudelmis Hurtado, Andy Sarduy, Frank C. Reyes, Yeniet Pérez, Yandrys Canto, Marcos L. Fonseca, and Randy R. Portal

Outfielders (5): Leandro Turiño, Raúl Reyes, Yurien Viscaíno, Andy Zamora, and Danis M. Durán

Manager: Vladimir Hernández

CIENFUEGOS ELEPHANTS

Pitchers (14): Norberto González Miranda, Carlos D. Ramírez Goitisolo, Yasmani Ínsua Morffa, Leorisbel Sánchez Hernández, Raicol Suárez Bermúdez, Lázaro Najarro Medina, Frank San Martín Berovidez, Yasiel Morales, José Ozuna Hernández (R), Hermes González León, José A. Córdova Vázquez, Adrián Bueno Ramos, José Gutiérrez López (R), and Mario Díaz Bravo (R).

Catchers (4): Osvaldo Arias González, Richel López Martínez, Ariel Yera Hernández, and Orlando Roa García.

Infielders (8): Adil Ferrán O´Farril, Daniel Pérez Pérez, Edel Tamayo Román, Bárbaro Rodríguez Delgado, Alejandro Consuegra Palacio, Luis Vicente Mateo Terry, Orlando Santos Castellón, and Dany Pérez Navarro (R).

Outfielders (6): Yusniel Ibáñez Aragón, Juan M. Soriano García, Lázaro Rodríguez Rodríguez, Alexei García Jaureguí, Yoandry Ortiz García, and Gabriel Suárez de Armas.

Manager: Jorge Concepción Rangel

GRANMA STALLIONS

Pitchers (19): Lázaro Blanco Matos, Leandro Martínez Figueredo, Yanier González Rodríguez, José Armando Peña Rodríguez, Juan Ramón Olivera Verdecia, César García Rondón, Jorge Torres Aguilar, Adriel Moreno Rondón, Maidel Núñez Morales, Erluis Blanco Reyes, Edgar Escobar Noris, Joel Mojena Mojena, Andri Águila Castro, Yosvanis García Correa, Reinaldo Mesa Toledo, Carlos René Santana Santiesteban, Miguel Paradelo Aguilar, Yuri Torres López, and Juan Danilo Pérez Meriño

Catchers (4): Hubert Sánchez Acosta, Robert Morales Tamayo, Edilberto Mendoza Pino, and Darien García Figueredo

Infielders (10): Guillermo Avilés Difurnot, Alberto Soto Lao, Carlos Benítez Pérez, Lázaro Cedeño González, Osvaldo Abreu Sánchez, Eduardo Ortega Morales, Yulián Milán Matos, Héctor Arias Batista, Wilfredo Sánchez Rosales, and Agustín Arias Lago

Outfielders (7): Roel Santos Martínez, Alexquemer Sánchez Sánchez, Raico Santos Almeida, Leosdani Batista Granda, Yoelkis Céspedes Maceo, Juna Manuel Benítez Tamayo, and Alien Rivero Licea

Manager: Carlos Martí Santos

SANCTI SPIRITUS ROOSTERS

Pitchers (14): Yoen Socarrás, Yamichel Pérez, Javier Vázquez, Aldo Conrado, Pedro Álvarez, Ramón Zúñiga, Yoanny Hernández, Yoharisleyvis Panamá, Ariel Zerquera, Yaniesky Duardo, Osvaldo Santiago, Yudelvis Hernández, Camilo Tamayo, and Yasmany Robert.

Catchers (3): Eriel Sánchez, Yunior Ibarra, and Niorquel Cervantes.

Infielders (9): Yunier Mendoza, José Carlos González, Yoandi Baguet, Daviel Gómez, Orlando Acebey, Javier Valdivia, Luis Daniel Serrano, Rodoleisis Moreno, and Yankiel Mencía.

Outfielders (6): Duniesky Barroso, Julio César Pérez, Liván Monteagudo, Javier Martínez, Jorge M. Ruiz, and Ángel Luis García.

Manager: Mario Zulueta 

MAYABEQUE HURRICANES

Pitchers (14): José Norbelis Betancourt Lora, Yadián Martínez Pérez, Frank Rojas Pita, Luis Manuel Castro Ortiz, Dariel Ávila Sanz, Mario Batista Hernández, Asiel Reyes Medina, Richard Aguilera Ruíz, Jayner Rodríguez Armas, Diosbel Nápoles Reginfo Lester Martínez Llanes, Ricardo Hernández Núñez, Reinier Rodríguez Hermoso (R), and Dayán Rivero Díaz (R).

Catchers (3): Danger Guerrero Echevarría, Luis Ríos Hernández (R), , and Alberto Garrido Izquierdo (R).

Infielders (9): Raiko Romero Hernández, Yunier Gil Hevia, Yunier Corvo Capote, Michael González Ventura, Jorge Luis Barcelán Rodríguez, Lázaro Martínez Pérez, William González Piñeiro, Rangel Ramos Pozo, and Pedro Norat Rojas (R).

Outfielders (6): Dennis Laza Spencer, Alexander Pozo Zayas, Orlando Lavandera Álvarez, Yasniel González Vega, Edain Román Mora (R), and Dariel Oliva Mezquita.

Manager: Vannoy Arado Hernández

INDUSTRIALES BLUE LIONS

Pitchers (14): Héctor Ponce, Yoel David Paula, José A. Pérez, Ariel Díaz, Michel Reinoso, Julio R. Montesinos, Ernesto Iglesias, Febrián Machado,   David Mena, Pavel Hernández, José Castellanos, Frank Herrera, Eddy A. García, and Antonio Baró.

Catchers (3): Lázaro Ponce, Luis Loyola, and  Hasiel Hernández.

Infielders (10): Javier Camero, Ramón Peña, Rudy Reyes, Juan C. Torriente, Jorge E. Alomá, Wilfredo Y. Aroche, Georver Sánchez, Ariel Echevarría, Alexis Navarro, and  Yusef Amador.

Outfielders (5): Carlos Tabares, Stayler Hernández, Yoandry Urgellés, Joasán Guillén, and Donel Vidot.

Manager: Javier Méndez

GUANTANAMO INDIANS

Pitchers (12): Frank Navarro, Pedro Agüero, Lander Moreira, Roeldis Martínez, Dayron Alexis Riera ,Yudelqui Chivás , Jorge Sánchez , Osward Castro (R), Luis Enrique Castillo, Reidel Moreira (R), Yeudis Reyes (R), and Orlandis Martínez (R).

Catchers (4): Félix Carbonel ,Yoenni Pérez, Elieser González (R), and Yandri Gaínza (R).

Infielders (8): Daikel Manso, Yoelkis Baró, Andrés De La Cruz, Luis Sánchez, Orlando Morales, Gabriel Garbey, Eulogio Marcillí, and Adriel Roblejo (R).

Outfielders (6): Julio Pablo Martínez, Giorbis Duvergel, Leonelqui Escalante, Robert Luis Delgado, Ariel Benavides, and Over Cremé (R).

Manager: Jorge Rubén Prevot

CAMAGUEY POTTERS

Pitchers (13): Yariel Rodríguez, José Ramón Rodríguez, Arbelio Quiroz, Carlos Pérez, Vicyohandri Odelín, Ramón Robles, Frank Madán, Duniesky Álvarez Chirino, Rodolfo Sorís, Billy Arias, Alexis Mulató, Yormani Socarrás, and Ángel Daniel Ramírez.

Catchers (3): Yendry Téllez, Luis Gómez, and Jorge Luis Álvarez (R)

Infielders (9): Leonel Segura, Pedro Smith, Humberto Bravo, Rafael Lastre, Eglys Eugellés (R), Yosbel Pérez, Alexander Ayala, Yusley Aramburu (R), and Liván Amaro

Outfielders (7): Héctor Hernández, Jorge Cardosa, Leonel Moa, Dariel Avilés, Yanmichel Flores, Yoel Darce, and Orlandy González

Director: Orlando González

PINAR DEL RIO TOBACCO FARMERS

Pitchers (13): Yosvani Torres, Vladimir Baños, Erlys Casanova, Yaifredo Domínguez, Liván Moinelo, Frank L. Medina, Yoandry Cruz, Raidel Martínez, Isbel Hernández,  Yosvani Álvarez, Lázaro Julio León, Reilandy González (R), and  Pedro P. Gato (R).

Catchers (4): Olber Peña, Luis Abel Castro, Irandy Hernández, and Yoel Frontela

Infielders (8): William Saavedra, Dayron Hernández, Magdiel Pérez, Pedro Luis Dueñas, Ismel Galvez, Juan Carlos Arencibia, Miguel Rivero, and Yoslandy Pita  (R).

Outfielders (6): Lázaro Blanco, Reinier León, Julio A León, Reidel Alvarez,  Luis Pablo Acosta, and Dairon Pérez

Manager: Jorge R Gallardo

CIEGO DE AVILA TIGERS

Pitchers (13): Vladimir García, Dachel Duquesne, Denis Castillo, Liomil González, Leodanis Santiesteban, Yunser Corrales, Arisley Castillo, Yairon Martínez, Arioski Hernández, Kenny Hurtado, Ariel Ricardo, Ibaneski Estrada, and Héctor Nápoles.

Catchers (3): Osvaldo Vázquez, Yasmany González, and Osbel Rodríguez Gil

Infielders (9): Yorelvis Charles, Yorbis Borroto, Raúl González, Rubén Valdéz, Daikel Leiva, Lázaro Linares, Williams Ponce, Eliécer Griñán, and Yaimel Bravo.

Outfielders (7): Yoelvis Fiss, Luis Robert Moirán, Abdel Civil, Alexander Jiménez, Roy Echemendía, Gerson Molina, and Dainer Hernández.

Manager: Roger Machado

SANTIAGO DE CUBA WASPS

Pitchers (13): Danny Betancourt, Ulfrido García, Edisleydis Núñez, Virgilio Moroso, Yosiel Serrano, Alejandro Bicet, Florencio Maletá, Giorgis Cuevas, Ever Nieves (R), Lesnier Polanc, Yoendris Montero, Yosmel Garcés (R), and Osmeny Romero

Catchers (4): Alexis Durruty, Andrés Reyna, Alexander Llanes, and Yadier Sánchez.

Infielders (8): Pedro Poll, Lionard Kindelán, Yessander Rodríguez, Santiago Torres, Maykel Castellanos, Roberto Noguerol (R), Fabricio Miniet (R), Emilio Torres (R), and Dasiel Sevila (R).

Outfielders (6): Edilse Silva, Yoelkis Guibert, Yeri Martínez, Sergio Barthelemy, Reinaldo Lamothe, and Oscar Luis Colás (R).

Manager: Reutilio Hurtado

ARTEMISA HUNTERS

Pitchers (12): Yuliesky González, Miguel Lahera, José Ángel García, José Luis Padrón, Geonel Gutiérrez, Israel Sánchez, Alain Castañeda, Michael Ortíz, Raimel Pérez, Didier Martínez, Ricardo Martínez, and Gerardo Miranda.

Catchers (3): Lázaro Herrera, José Carlos Padrón, and Andy Cosme

Infielders (7): Roberto Zulueta (Captain), Yoan Moreno, Yariel Duque, Luis Alberto Medina, Yoice Su, Lian Camilo Rodríguez, and Najiel Acosta.

Outfielders (6): Osmel Fraga, Rafael Orta, Lázaro D. Rodríguez, Yosvany Peñalver, José A. Castillo, and Dayron Blanco (R).

Manager: Dany Valdespino

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