Monday, August 27, 2012

Alex Dickerson named FSL Player of the Year

photo by Paul Videla
 Bradenton Marauders first baseman Alex Dickerson has been named the Player of the Year in the Florida State League.
The announcement came Monday from league president Chuck Murphy, who also unveiled the league's postseason All-Star team.
Dickerson is batting .299 with 12 home runs and 88 RBI in 124 games with Bradenton and is second in the league in RBIs, hits (141) and doubles (31).
The Marauders are in second place in the FSL South Division, 2 1/2 games back of first-place Jupiter. Their game Monday was postponed in anticipation of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac.
They host Fort Myers in a doubleheader beginning 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Jameson Taillon earns another Pitcher of the Week award

photo by Tiffany Tompkins-Condie
Jameson Taillon has been named the Florida State League's Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season.
The righty didn't allow an earned run in two starts from July 30-August 5, giving up four hits, striking out eight and walking three in 12 innings.
Taillon is 6-7 with a 3.91 ERA in 21 starts, and has 92 strikeouts and 34 walks in 115 innings. Taillon has allowed five earned runs in his 23 2/3 innings of work.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Getting to know Erik Turgeon

Consider this a homecoming of sorts for Erik Turgeon, the Marauders' newest pitcher.
The Pirates' signed the righty and assigned him to Bradenton, bringing Turgeon back to his roots - he was born in Palm Harbor and graduated from Dunedin High School.
Turgeon was a 49th-round pick by the Boston Red Sox in 2005, but he chose to play college ball at UCONN before the New York Mets drafted him during Turgeon's junior year.
Turgeon has spent last few seasons with the Mets' Double-A team in Binghamton, N.Y., and was 1-3 with a 7.40 ERA in 17 games while battling injuries this year. He has a career record of 15-13 with a 4.19 ERA in 164 professional appearances, all in relief.
He made 22 appearances in 2010 with the Mets' Florida State League team in St. Lucie.
"I want to thank the Pirates for this opportunity," Turgeon wrote on his Twitter page. "Excited to get goin!" [sic]
The Marauders also announced they added Jhonathan Ramos from Double-A Altoona. It is the second stint in Bradenton this season for the lefty, who was 4-1 with a 3.93 ERA with the Marauders and 2-1 and with a 2.61 ERA in 13 games with the Curve.