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Karl Weitz

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 200 lb.

Karl Weitz played for the South African national team in the 2008 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament. He had been recruited by Brett Willemburg. The teenager went 0 for 15 with 3 walks while playing 2 games apiece at catcher, left field and DH. He was the lightest hitter on a South African squad that only batted .167. He was then on the South African roster for the 2009 World Baseball Classic. He was 1 for 6 with four strikeouts in the Classic, serving as the South African right fielder. Weitz's hit was a single off Cuban star Norge Vera.

Sources: IBAF, Josh Chetwynd, World Baseball Classic

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