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Brazil: MLB to host Elite Camp

Brazil: MLB to host Elite Camp

Major League Baseball in Brazil
January 26, 2011

It was confirmed in January that instructors from Major League Baseball International will be teaching practical and theoretical courses on February 21st through the 24th in Ibiúna, and on February 25 in Sao Paulo. There will be about 10 to 12 instructors and more MLBI Directors present for this great event. They will probably be accompanied by MLB scouts from various teams. MLBI calls the event “One Week Elite Camp in Brazil” and it has been planned for almost two years.

The CBBS is required to select 50 of the best athletes in Brazil between the ages 15 to 17 and potential, as this clinic will be of the highest technical  level. Two of the best athletes in this age group from Argentina, Peru and Ecuador will also be participating. On February 25, 2011, at the Municipal Stadium of Bom Retiro a “Media Showcase Day” will be held. Where MLBI intends to unveil to the Brazilian press and international baseball and thereby demonstrating the potential of Brazilian and other South American athletes. The purpose of these MLBI clinics is to develop and discover new talent for
the Big Leagues as they have athletes from all over the world.

Lists of Athletes and Coaches selected to participate in “One Week Elite Camp in Brazil”, sponsored by MLBI

• Elias Sosa – Pitching Coach
He played in MLB from 1972 to 1983 with San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland and San Diego

• Barry Larkin – Infield Coach
He played in MLB from 1986 to 2004 with Cincinnati

• Bob Didier – Catchers Coach
He played in MLB from 1969 to 1974 with Atlanta, Detroit and Boston

• Bruce Hurst – Pitching Coach
He played in MLB from 1980 to 1994 with Boston and San Diego.

• Wally Joyner – Batting Coach
He played in MLB from 1986 to 2001 with California, Kansas City, San Diego and Atlanta.

Forty-nine athletes and ten coaches were selected who will have the opportunity to closely monitor the clinics taught by former athletes of MLB. There will be no cost for the selected participants, and all those listed will receive an MLBI uniform. We recommend that the athletes invited attend the Training Center before the event so they can get in shape. Athletes and coaches listed should confirm their attendance before January 31th (Monday), because the waiting list is too big. Those not confirmed until the said date shall be automatically replaced.

Athletes:
1- Vinicius Kondo
2- Felipe Dias
3- Rafael Moreno
4- Thiago Taira
5- José Luis Ribeiro
6- Leonardo Oliveira
7- Erick Yaginuma
8- Marcelo Matsumoto
9- Wesley Almeida
10- Daniel Missaki
11- Vitor Takakura
12- Guilherme Domingues
13- Anderson Osawa
14- Pedro Nakashima
15- Jardel Cordeiro
16- Lucas Tadokoro
17- Bruno Teramoto
18- Marcelo Koga
19- Julio Nakayama
20- Luiz Gohara
21- Lucas S. de Souza
22- Rodrigo Okamoto
23- Felipe Talos
24- Felipe Lot Martins
25- Felipe Niwa
26- Gabriel Ferrucci
27- Guilherme Takahashi
28- Welisson Kagueyama
29- Luciano Takayama
30- Gustavo Rodrigues
31- Lucas Rojo
32- Felipe Morishita
33- Renan Ishihara
34- Vinicius Sewaybricker
35- Luis Gustavo Paz
36- Rodrigo Takahashi
37- Mateus Vakuda
38- Lucas Miyazima
39- Vitor Gomes Martins
40- Vitor Ito
41- Felipe Mizukosi
42- Yugo Kawai
43- Yan Sanchez
44- Felipe Shidomi
45- Henrique Kuroki
46- Fernando Koga
47- Caic Nonoyama
48- Leonardo Munhoz
49- Willian Queiroz

Coaches:
1- Claudio Matumoto
2- Fumio Miyamoto
3- José Thiago Caldeira
4- Marcos Guimarães
5- Mario Kaneki
6- Mitsuyoshi Sato
7- Paulo Nakashima
8- Roberto Ono Nery
9- Satiro Watanabe
10- Silvio Domen

Jose Jerez is a BaseballdeWorld correspondent

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About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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