Brazil national baseball team
Country Brazil
FederationConfederação Brasileira de Beisebol e Softbol
ConfederationWBSC Americas
ManagerSteven Finley
WBSC ranking
Current 23 Increase 1 (5 October 2023)[1]
Highest15 (December 2014)
Lowest25 (December 2021)
World Baseball Classic
Appearances1 (first in 2013)
Best result14th (2013)
World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2003)
Best result7th
Intercontinental Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1995)
Best result5th
Pan American Games
Appearances8 (first in 1951)
Best result5th (1963)

The Brazil national baseball team (Portuguese: Seleção Brasileira de Beisebol) is the national baseball team of Brazil. The team represents Brazil in international competitions. The team is currently ranked 18th in the world.[1]

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of professional baseball match results currently active in the latest version of the WBSC World Rankings, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.[2]


  Win   Lose   Void or postponed   Fixture


World Baseball Classic Q September 30 New Zealand  7–12  Brazil Rod Carew Stadium, Panama
12:00 CT LP: Ben Thompson
HR: Nikau Pouaka-Grego (1)
Boxscore WP: Gabriel Barbosa
HR: Christian Lopes (1)
Attendance: 105
Umpires: HP: Anthony Perez. 1B: Austin Jones. 2B: Juan Manuel Rodriguez. 3B: Frantisek Pribyl.
World Baseball Classic Q October 1 Brazil  4–1  Nicaragua Rod Carew Stadium, Panama
12:00 CT WP: Felipe Sales
Sv: Enzo Sawayama (1)
Boxscore LP: J. C. Ramírez
Attendance: 695
Umpires: HP: Dane Poncsak. 1B: Juan Manuel Rodriguez. 2B: Anthony Perez. 3B: Lisa Turbitt
World Baseball Classic Q October 4 Brazil  0–4  Panama Rod Carew Stadium, Panama
19:00 CT LP: André Rienzo
Boxscore WP: Ariel Jurado
HR: Jose Ramos (1), Edgar Munoz (1)
Umpires: HP: Austin Jones. 1B: Anthony Perez. 2B: Juan Manuel Rodriguez. 3B: Dane Poncsak
World Baseball Classic Q October 5 Nicaragua  3–1  Brazil Rod Carew Stadium, Panama
19:00 CT WP: Osman Gutierrez
Sv: Joaquin Acuna (1)
Boxscore LP: Heitor Tokar
Attendance: 769
Umpires: HP: Anthony Perez. 1B: Dane Poncsak. 2B: Mark Stewart. 3B: Lisa Turbitt


Pan American Games Q January 30 Brazil  2–3  Dominican Republic São Paulo, Brazil
Pan American Games Q January 31 Mexico  13–3  Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
Pan American Games Q February 1 Nicaragua  6–2  Brazil São Paulo, Brazil


Copa Sudamérica GS April 15 Argentina  3–2  Brazil Buenos Aires, Argentina
Copa Sudamérica GS April 16 Brazil  20–1 (F/5)  Bolivia Buenos Aires, Argentina
Copa Sudamérica GS April 17 Brazil  12–4  Chile Buenos Aires, Argentina
Copa Sudamérica GS April 18 Bolivia  0–18  Brazil Buenos Aires, Argentina
Copa Sudamérica GS April 19 Brazil  8–6  Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Copa Sudamérica GS April 20 Chile  Void  Brazil Buenos Aires, Argentina
Copa Sudamérica F April 21 Argentina  7–1  Brazil Buenos Aires, Argentina

Current roster

Brazil roster - 2023 World Baseball Classic Qualifier
Players Coaches
  • 37 Marcelo Arai
  • 31 Gabriel Barbosa
  • 19 Edilson Batista
  • 42 Igor Januário
  • 41 Igor Kimura
  • 39 Oscar Nakaoshi
  • 15 Christian Pedrol
  • 47 Sulivan Ribeiro
  • 25 André Rienzo
  • 22 Felipe Sales
  • 34 Enzo Sawayama
  • 43 Douglas Takano
  • 98 Heitor Tokar
  • 58 Hector Villarroel
  • 13 Eddy Arteaga
  • 27 Márcio Kikuchi
  •  6 Daniel Molinari



  • 81 Daniel Chibana
  • 55 Fernando Luciano
  •  9 Gabriel Maciel
  • 16 Paulo Orlando


Tournament results

World Baseball Classic

World Baseball Classic
Tournament Results
Japan 201314th
Medal Tally
World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Round Position W L RS RA W L RS RA
2006 did not enter No qualifiers held
2009 did not enter No qualifiers held
Japan 2013 Round 1 14th 0 3 7 15 3 0 11 3
2017 did not qualify 1 2 13 5
2023 did not qualify 2 2 17 15
Total 1/4 0 3 7 15 6 4 41 23

Baseball World Cup

Intercontinental Cup

Pan American Games

Team history

The Brazil National Baseball team is controlled by the Confederação Brasileira de Beisebol e Softbol. The team represents the nation of Brazil in senior-level men's international competition and is a member of the COPABE or Pan American Baseball Confederation. Though not a major competitor in the world scene, Brazil has steadily been improving and managed to provide a scare for both the Cuba national baseball team and the United States national baseball team in the first decade of the 21st Century. Due to the popularity of the sport among the Japanese, the Brazilian team is composed in large part of Japanese-Brazilian players. Jo Matumoto, a Brazilian team pitcher, got a chance at Organized Baseball in 2007 where he flourished in the Toronto Blue Jays AA system. [1] Archived 2014-11-16 at the Wayback Machine

Baseball World Cup

The Baseball World Cup is an international tournament. National baseball teams from around the world compete with one another to crown a champion. It is run by the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) and is one of two active tournaments, the other being the World Baseball Classic, considered by the IBAF to be a major world championship.


In 2003, Brazil placed 7th in the Baseball World Cup. The field of teams consisted of 15 teams split into two groups. Group A included Cuba, Nicaragua, Chinese Taipaei, South Korea, Canada, Italy and Russia while group B consisted of Japan, team USA, Panama, Brazil, the Netherlands, Mexico, China and France.[3]

Group A: Group B:
Cuba Japan
Nicaragua USA
Chinese Taipei Panama
South Korea Brazil
Canada Netherlands
Italy Mexico
Russia China

The order the teams are listed in above shows the teams success in the first round of the tournament. The four teams from each group who finished the first round with the best records went on to play in the placing rounds, which began with the quarterfinals. Brazil played their quarterfinal against the eventual tournament Champions, the Cuba national baseball team and nearly pulled off a huge upset. Pitcher Kléber Ojima nursed a 3–2 lead into the ninth inning, but Cuba's offense proved too powerful for the underdogs to hang on. After a deep triple and a two-run game-winning home run, the Brazilian team are crushed and stunned at their 4–3 loss. In their next game the team suffered a lopsided defeat to the United States 14–3, a game in which they were forced to use 5 different pitchers. This defeat sent Brazil into the Seventh place game where they faced and beat the South Korea national baseball team by the score of 8–3, taking advantage of pitcher Cláudio Yamadao throws eight scoreless innings and Brazil officially finishing out their first ever appearance in the Baseball world cup with a win.[citation needed]


In 2005 Brazil competed in their second Baseball World Cup, where they were managed by Mitsuyoshi Sato. Coming off a Seventh place finish in 2003, the team was hungry for more success. The first game of pool play had Brazil taking on China. A hard-fought game by both teams ended in the 15th inning when China scored twice to beat Brazil 6–5. Brazil had a 3-run lead going into the seventh inning of the contest. Next up for Brazil were the South Africa national baseball team. Behind a strong pitching performance and sturdy defensive play, the Brazilian team one-hit South Africa and improved to 1–1. The success did not last however, as the team faced a powerful team Cuba in their next game. The final score was 11–1 in Cuba's favor and Brazil was left sitting at 1–2. The woes continued to pile up for Brazil as they lost the following three games 7–0 to the Netherlands, 4–0 to South Korea and 8–5 over Panama. In the latter game of the skid Brazil actually found itself in the lead with just four innings to play. However the bats for the Panama national baseball team came alive and they rallied for the victory. Brazil finally was able to find its stroke against an unsuspecting Sweden team and took and 11–4 victory while scoring all of their runs in each of the first three innings. The victory gave Brazil a record of 2–4 in the games and a hope to finish with a win and boost their winning percentage. Alas, Brazil would taste no more victory as they dropped their final game 12–4 to Canada, a game in which they led 3–0 early on.[citation needed] Their 15th-place finish in 2005 was the last time the team competed in the Baseball World Cup.[4]

Intercontinental Cup

The Intercontinental Cup is a tournament between the members of the IBAF. Originally held in 1973 in Italy, the Cup was held every other year following until 1999. Since, there has been a competition in 2002 and 2006. As is the trend in many international baseball competitions, Cuba has dominated the Intercontinental Cup, winning 10 golds and three silvers in 16 tournaments. The 2006 tournament was held in Taichung, Taiwan November 9–19.[2]


In 1995 Brazil competed in the Intercontinental Cup for the first time. The team took 5th place that year, as the dynasty that is Cuban baseball rolled to their seventh consecutive title. Japan would take second place while the Nicaragua national baseball team was left holding the bronze.


2002 was Brazil's second shot at Intercontinental Cup glory. However, Cuba ended their drought of Golds with yet another first-place finish, one of their ten in Cup history. South Korea took the silver while the Dominican Republic national baseball team hoisted the bronze. Brazil was left with a seventh-place finish and hasn't competed in the tournament since.

Pan American Games

The Pan American Games are a sort of warm up for the Olympic Games in the sense that they are held every four years and occur one year prior to the Summer Olympic Games each cycle. The Pan American Games hold competitions in multiple sports and have been held since 1951. [3]


In 2007 Brazil competed in its very first Pan American Games for baseball. The team opened up pool play with an impressive 1–0 win over Nicaragua. Pitchers Claudio Yamada and Kléber Ojima combined for the four hit shutout while the lone run was scored on a home run by Tiago Magalhaes. Brazil had put themselves in the drivers seat with a huge game 1 win, but took a step back with a 14–2 spanking handed to them by the Dominican Republic national baseball team. This loss put the team's record at 1–1 and meant that the next and final game of pool play was make it or break it for Brazil. In the matchup between Brazil and a powerful United States team, Things were extremely close for the majority of the game. Brazil took an early one-run lead in the first inning but saw it quickly taken away in the second as the U.S. pulled even. The game would stay deadlocked until the fifth when the U.S. would gain a one-run advantage, and later in the seventh would tack on what proved to be a decisive five runs. Despite late efforts by Brazil, who came up with two runs in the eighth and one in the ninth, the American team shut the door for the win and finished pool play undefeated on the 7–5 victory. This loss dropped Brazil to 1–2, a record which proved not good enough to make advance to the medal rounds. The United States would end up making it all the way to the championship where they were beaten by Cuba 3–1.[citation needed]

2013 World Baseball Classic

2013 roster

2013 Brazil Baseball Team roster
Players Coaches





  • -- Tiago Caldeira
  • -- Marcos Guimaraes
  • -- Go Kuroki
  • -- Ricardo Matumaru
  • -- Mitsuyoshi Sato
  • -- Satiro Watanabe

Preliminary roster for 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Manager: Barry Larkin
Coaches: Tiago Caldeira, Marcos Guimaraes, Go Kuroki, Ricardo Matumaru, Mitsuyoshi Sato, Satiro Watanabe.

Pos. No. Player Date of birth (age) Bats Throws Club
P 21 Gabriel Asakura (1988-11-11)November 11, 1988 Cal State Golden Eagles
P 27 Rafael Fernandes (1986-04-23)April 23, 1986 Tokyo Yakult Swallows
P -- Luiz Gohara (1996-07-31)July 31, 1996 Pulaski Mariners
P 34 Murilo Gouvea (1988-10-15)October 15, 1988 Lexington Legends
P 24 Hugo Kanabushi (1989-05-22)May 22, 1989 Tokyo Yakult Swallows (minor league)
P 19 Kesley Kondo (1989-12-01)December 1, 1989 Utah Utes
P 18 Rafael Moreno (1995-02-11)February 11, 1995 DSL Orioles
P 13 Oscar Nakaoshi (1991-05-28)May 28, 1991 Hakuoh University
P 25 Andre Rienzo (1988-07-05)July 5, 1988 Chicago White Sox
P -- Jean Tome (1989-09-05)September 5, 1989 Mie Nishi
P 32 Thyago Vieira (1993-01-07)January 7, 1993 Everett AquaSox
P 15 Carlos Yoshimura (1984-02-22)February 22, 1984 Yamaha
C 26 Bruno Hirata (1988-03-17)March 17, 1988 Toshiba
IF 4 Felipe Burin (1992-02-10)February 10, 1992 Pulaski Mariners
IF 33 Alan Fanhoni (1991-12-23)December 23, 1991 NTT East
IF 37 Iago Januario (1993-01-20)January 20, 1993 VSL Rays
IF 34 Daniel Matsumoto (1980-12-18)December 18, 1980 Tokyo Yakult Swallows
P 28 Ernesto Noris (1972-11-24)November 24, 1972 Atibaia
IF 17 Pedro Okuda (1990-04-20)April 20, 1990 VSL Mariners
IF 20 Leonardo Reginatto (1990-04-10)April 10, 1990 Bowling Green Hot Rods
IF 1 Lucas Rojo (1994-04-05)April 5, 1994 VSL Phillies
IF 36 Reinaldo Sato (1980-10-25)October 25, 1980 Yamaha
IF 6 Marcio Tanaka (1980-06-09)June 9, 1980 JR Kyushu
OF 30 Tiago Magalhaes (1981-05-18)May 18, 1981 Yamaha
OF 9 Mike Magario (1991-11-18)November 18, 1991 Tokyo Yakult Swallows (minor league)
OF 29 JC Muñiz (1976-06-28)June 28, 1976 Marília
OF 16 Paulo Orlando (1985-11-01)November 1, 1985 Kansas City Royals

2017 World Baseball Classic

2017 roster

Brazil roster - 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualification
Players Coaches



  • 22 Irait Chirino
  •  7 Fernando Luciano
  • 37 Gabriel Maciel
  • 29 J. C. Muñiz

2017 Qualifying results

Main article: 2017 World Baseball Classic – Qualifier 4

W1 Brazil0
W2 Israel1
 Great Britain2
W3 Israel9
W5 Great Britain1
Lower round 1Lower final
W4 Great Britain4
L1 Pakistan0L3 Brazil3
L2 Great Britain14
Date Local time Road team Score Home team Inn. Venue Game duration Attendance Boxscore
Sep 22, 2016 12:00 Pakistan  0-10  Brazil   MCU Park 2:40 1,210  
Sep 22, 2016 7:00 Brazil  0-1  Israel   MCU Park 2:56 1,862  
Sep 24, 2016 8:00 Great Britain  4-3  Brazil   MCU Park   1,480  


  1. ^ a b "The WBSC World Ranking". WBSC. 5 October 2023. Retrieved 5 October 2023.
  2. ^ "Brazil in the WBSC Ranking (Men's baseball)". World Baseball Softball Confederation. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  3. ^ 2003 Baseball World Cup
  4. ^ 2005 Baseball World Cup