Israel’s Olympic baseball roster revealed, Ian Kinsler headlines team

Israel’s Olympic baseball roster revealed, Ian Kinsler headlines team
05/07/2021
Israel will open their Tokyo 2020 Olympic tournament in Group B and face defending Olympic gold medallists Korea in their first game on 29 July at Yokohama Stadium.

Israel’s National Baseball Team has revealed their 24-man Tokyo 2020 Olympic roster, notifying the World Softball Baseball Confederation and the Israeli Olympic Committee.

The Israeli squad is headlined by former big leaguer Ian Kinsler, who was a part of USA’s 2017 World Baseball Classic championship team. The four-time MLB All-Star was also part of the Boston Red Sox’s 2018 World Series championship team.


The Israeli National/Olympic Baseball Team

  • PITCHERS (12): Jeremy Bleich, Jonathan DeMarte, Jake Fishman, Alex Katz, Jared Lakind, Alon Leichman, Shlomo Lipetz, Jon Moscot, Joey Wegman, Ben Wanger, Zack Weiss, Josh Zeid
  • CATCHERS (3) : Tal Erel, Ryan Lavarnway, Nick Rickles
  • INFIELDERS (5): Scott Burcham, Ty Kelly, Ian Kinsler, Zack Penprase, Danny Valencia
  • OUTFIELDERS (4): Blake Gailen, Mitch Glaser, Assaf Lowengart, Robb Paller

Israel will be making their Olympic baseball debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games, having won the 2019 WBSC Europe/Africa Qualifier.

Israel will open their Tokyo 2020 Olympic tournament in Group B and face defending Olympic gold medallists Korea in their first game on 29 July at Yokohama Stadium. The team will then face USA on the 30th.