From BR Bullpen
Eduardo D. Arredondo
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 220 lb.
Eduardo Arredondo has played 9 minor league seasons through 2009. He is known for not striking out often (only 88 times in 352 games from 2005-2009).
Arredondo debuted in the Mexican League in 2001 with the Veracruz Eagle, hitting .097 at age 16. In 2002, he batted .182 and drove in five runs for Veracruz. He moved to Tabasco in 2003 and improved his average to .282. In 2004, the Tabasco player hit .236. He split 2005 between Tabasco (.248/.327/.357) and the Mexico City Red Devils (.163/.288/.306). He only appeared in 14 games for the 2006 Red Devils, hitting .296.
By 2007, Arredondo was starting for Mexico City, producing at a .303/.347/.381 rate. In 2008, the young outfielder hit .349/.397/.426 and placing 10th in the Mexican League in average, helping his club win the title. That earned him a spot on Mexico's roster for the 2008 Americas Baseball Cup. In the event, he batted .346/.370/.423 to lead Mexico in average; he scored 8 runs in 7 games and had two outfield assists to help Mexico win a spot in the 2009 Baseball World Cup. For the tournament, Arredondo tied Andy Gonzalez and Ardley Jansen for third in runs, one behind Jose Hernandez and Gabriel Martinez.
Arredondo continued to progress in 2009, when he hit .354/.401/.508 with 13 triples and 97 runs. He tied Pedro Valdes for 10th in the Liga in average, led in three-baggers and also led in runs (one ahead of Ruben Rivera). He was put on Mexico's squad for the 2009 Baseball World Cup.