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Eduardo Zurbriggen

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Eduardo Nicolas Zurbriggen

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 198 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Eduardo Zurbriggen won a Bronze Medal with Argentina at the 2010 South American Games; he also represented his country in the 2010 Pan American Games Qualifying Tournament (0 for 7). He led the 2013 South American Championship in home runs as Argentina won the title. He also played in the 2015 South American Championship. He was excellent in the 2016 South American Championship, hitting .370/.414/.481 with 5 runs and 9 RBI in 7 games for the Silver Medalists and being picked as the All-Star right fielder for the tournament. In the round-robin phase, he tied Allan Fanhoni and Susumu Yoza for second in hits (8, one behind James Sommerville), was 6th in average, ranked 3rd in RBI (8, one behind Gustavo Roque and Iago Januario) and tied Federico Gomez and Ronald Luna for 7th in slugging.

He was Argentina's right fielder and cleanup man in the 2018 South American Championship and again starred - .364/.417/.591, 6 R, 7 RBI in 6 G. In the Gold Medal Game, he hit a two-run homer in the 9th off Jean Tomé to provide insurance in a win over defending champion Brazil. He tied Daniel Catalan for 5th in the tournament in runs, tied Tomé for 3rd in RBI, tied Tiago Magalhães for 4th in hits (8), tied for second with three-extra base hits (3, even with Jacinto Cipriota, Juan Martín, Fanhoni and Alex Yun, 3 behind Felipe Burin) and 5th in slugging.

Zurbriggen hit a solid .364/.364/.455 as Argentina's main DH in the 2019 Pan American Games (playing briefly in RF as well), driving in a team-high five runs in four games (all five RBI came against host Peru). He tied for 7th in the event in RBI.