Joey Wagman

Team: Free agent, previously of the Stockton Ports, Oakland Athletics organization

Position: Right-handed pitcher

6' 0" (1.83m) 185 (84kg)

Age: 27

Born: July 25, 1991, Danville, CA

Home town: Oakland, CA

Draft: Round 17 (2013, Chicago White Sox)

School: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Played for Team Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic tournament

Interesting facts about Joey: At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he was twice voted to the NCAA Big West Conference All-Conference Team, and was named a Louisville Slugger All American. He established the school record for victories in a season with 13.

 

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Corey Baker

Team: Video replay coordinator for the Minnesota Twins. He is a former professional baseball pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, most recently played for the Springfield Cardinals Double-A, Texas League

Position: Right-handed pitcher

6' 1" (1.85m) 170lb (77kg)

Age: 28

Born: November 23, 1989 in New York, NY

Home town: Chicago, IL

Draft: Round 49 (2011, St Louis)

School: Pittsburgh

Played for Team Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic tournament

Interesting facts about Corey: He visited Israel on a Birthright trip in 2015.
To prove that he was Jewish and eligible to play for Team Israel in the WBC qualifiers in 2016, his family sent the team a bar mitzvah photo of Corey wearing a yarmulke and dark suit, and holding a Torah.

 

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Blake Gailen

Team: Lancaster Barnstormers, Atlantic League of Professional Baseball

Position: Outfielder

5' 9" (1.75m) 180 (80kg)

Age: 33

Born: March 27, 1985, Verdugo Hills, CA

Home town: Los Angeles, CA

Draft: Round 17 (2013, Chicago White Sox)

School: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Played for Team Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic tournament

Interesting facts about Blake: He and major league infielder Josh Satin, a member of Team Israel in the WBC qualifiers in 2016, have been friends since they were children, and Blake attended Satin's bar mitzvah. Blake is also an accomplished karaoke singer.

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Gabe Cramer

Team: Wilmington Blue Rocks, Kansas City Royals organization (A+ level)

Position: Right-handed pitcher

6’ 2” (1.88m) 205lb (92kg)

Age: 23

Born: November 1, 1994, Santa Rosa, CA

Home town: California

Draft: 2015, Kansas City Royals

School: Stanford

Played for Team Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic tournament

Interesting facts about Gabe: He was a nationally competitive youth tennis player before focusing on baseball.

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Alex Katz

Team: Frederick Keys, Baltimore Orioles organization (A+ level)

Position: Left-handed pitcher

5’ 11” (1.8m) 195lb (88kg)

Age: 24

Born: October 12, 1994, Manhasset, NY

Home town: Long Island, NY

Draft: Round 27 (2015, Chicago White Sox)

School: St. John's, NY

Played for Team Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic tournament

Interesting facts about Alex: He is a co-founder of the cleat customization company KD Custom Kicks, which creates customized artistically designed cleats, worn by some of the biggest stars of the MLB, including Aaron Judge, Yoenis Céspedes, David Wright and many more.

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Jon Moscot

Team: Free agent, formerly of the Cincinnati Reds

Position: Right-handed Pitcher

6' 4" (1.93m) 210lb (95kg)

Age: 27

Born: August 15, 1991 in Santa Monica, CA

Home town: Santa Monica, CA

Draft: 2012, Cincinnati Reds, 4th rd. (142nd overall). He was promoted to the Cincinnati Reds in the major leagues on June 5, 2015

School: Pepperdine

Jon was recovering from Tommy John surgery prior to the 2017 WBC tournament, so could not play, but is committed to Team Israel for the run up to the Olympic Games in 2020, and to the 2021 WBC tournament.

Interesting facts about Jon: His father was born into an extremely Orthodox Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, and Jon was raised Orthodox Jewish.
His uncle and cousins live in Israel.
At age 13, he had a small part in the 2006 sports comedy film “The Benchwarmers”.

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Jeremy Wolf

Team: Retired, formerly of the Brooklyn Cyclones, New York Mets organization

Position: Left field

6’ 1” (1.85m) 213lb (96kg)

Age: 24

Born: November 2, 1993,Scottsdale, AZ

Home town: San Antonio, TX

Draft: Round 31 (2016, New York Mets)

School: Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

Interesting facts about Jeremy: In his first season with the New York Mets, he was named one of the New York Mets’ Minor League Rookies of the Year.

Jeremy Wolf

Jonathan DeMarte

Team: York Revolution, Atlantic League

Position: Right-Handed Pitcher

6’ 1” (1.85m) 205lb 205lb (92kg)

Age: 25

Born: 4/29/93

Home town: Yorktown Heights, NY

School: University of Richmond

Interesting facts about Jonathan: Has a black belt in Taekwondo

Jonathan DeMarte

Eric Brodkowitz

Team: Yale Bulldogs

Position: Right-Handed Pitcher

6’ 2” (1.88m) 205lb 220lb (100kg)

Age: 22

Born: 14.5.96

Home town: Potomac, MD

School: Yale

Interesting facts about Eric: He works at Goldman Sachs

Eric Brodkowitz

 

Zack Weiss

Team: Cincinnati Reds (free agent)

Position: Right-Handed Pitcher

6’ 3” (190cm) 210lb (95kg)

Age: 26

Born: June 16, 1992, Irvine, CA

Home town: Los Angeles, California

Draft: Round 6 (2013, Cincinnati Reds)

School: UCLA

Interesting facts about Zack: He pitched in the 2013 College World Series for the Bruins. He was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 10th round of the 2010 Draft but didn’t sign so he could attend UCLA.

 

Zack Weiss
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