Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 8/2/12
ERIK TURGEON
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: March 25, 1987
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 25th round, 764th overall, 2008 (Mets)
How Acquired: Minor league free agent
College: University of Connecticut
Agent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Turgeon is the son of Dave Turgeon, who manages State College in the Pirates’ system.  At the time he was drafted, Turgeon threw an 89-91 mph fastball and a good curve.  He’s been used exclusively as a reliever so far.  The Pirates signed him to a minor league deal at the beginning of August.

2008
R+:  1-0-2, 4.05 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 6.2 IP, 0.0 BB/9, 10.8 K/9
A-:  0-1-1, 2.76 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 16.1 IP, 2.8 BB/9, 12.7 K/9

Turgeon served as a short reliever in his debut and struck out a lot of batters.

2009
A-:  1-0-1, 3.60 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, 15.0 IP, 4.2 BB/9, 6.6 K/9
A:  1-1-3, 3.18 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 11.1 IP, 8.7 BB/9, 9.5 K/9

Splitting his time between short and full season ball, Turgeon wasn’t as effective, largely due to control problems.

2010
A:  3-2-1, 1.46 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 37.0 IP, 1.7 BB/9, 7.3 K/9
A+:  2-2-4, 3.56 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 30.1 IP, 3.9 BB/9, 9.5 K/9
AA:  1-0-0, 3.86 ERA, 1.82 WHIP, 9.1 IP, 5.8 BB/9, 9.6 K/9

Turgeon started back in low A, but by the end of the year made his way to AA.

2011
AA:  5-4-7, 5.33 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 72.2 IP, 2.6 BB/9, 6.4 K/9
AAA:  0-0-1, 27.00 ERA, 3.00 WHIP, 0.1 IP, 0.0 BB/9, 0.0 K/9

In AA, Turgeon mostly struggled, including some modest gopher ball problems (10 in 72.2 innings).

2012
AA (NYM): 1-3-0, 7.40 ERA, 2.26 WHIP, 24.1 IP, 4.4 BB/9, 8.1 K/9

Turgeon missed the first month of the season with a leg injury, then pitched only sporadically after that in AA.  He struggled when he pitched and the Mets released him in late July.

The Pirates assigned Turgeon to Bradenton, where he’ll probably be an organizational reliever.

STATS Baseball Reference–Minors
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MiLB.com CONTRACT INFORMATION 2012: Minor league contract PLAYER INFORMATION Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2008
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2014
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000 TRANSACTIONS June 6, 2008: Drafted by the New York Mets in the 25th round, 764th overall pick.
July 27, 2012: Released by the New York Mets.
August 2, 2012: Signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a minor league free agent.


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