Pierre Turettes

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  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 145 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Pierre Turettes has played in French Division I and for the French national team.

Turettes played for France Équipe Fédérale in 2013, hitting .291/.361/.455 and going 0-4 despite a 2.28 ERA. He was 8th in the league in slugging (between Devlin Sanders and Vincent Ferreira) and did not pitch enough to qualify for the ERA lead but only three qualifiers were better. [1] He hit .318/.348/.318 in the 2013 European Junior Championship. [2]

In 2014, he batted .298/.379/.346 with 23 runs in 34 games for the Paris Université Club and pitched 4 2/3 shutout innings. He led the league with five sacrifice hits. [3] He made France's squad for the 2014 European Championship and played regularly in right field despite being their second-youngest player (after pitcher Yoann Vaugelade). He grounded out against Germany's Luke Sommer his first time up but wound up scoring the game-winner after reaching on a force and coming home on a Jacques Boucheron double. He was hitless his first four games before connecting off Belgium's Ben Van Nuffel. He finished at .133/.161/.133 with two runs and two RBI in eight games, but stole four bases in five tries to tie Jakub Hajtmar and Arthur Paturel for 5th in the Euros in swipes. [4]

Pierre was at .308/.375/.415 in 2015. [5] He hit .182/.471/.273 with six walks in five games in the 2015 European Cup. He was 10th in OBP and led in walks (one ahead of Juan Carlos Infante). [6] The next year, he was 2-0 with a 5.28 ERA for Paris and batted .247/.288/.342. He handled 38 chances error-free, the third-highest total for someone with a perfect fielding percentage in France's top loop in '16. [7] He coached for France in the 2016 European Championship even though he was younger than all but three players (Vaugelade, Lucas Serafin and Antoine Villard). [8]

Turettes had a 6-0, 2.54 record in 2017 and batted .302/.316/.358. He was 8th in the league in ERA, between Jean Granado and Vaugelade. He also tied for third in wins, behind Granado and Owen Ozanich. [9] The next year, he dropped to the French minors and he did not play from 2019-2021, indicating his career may be over. [10]