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Derek Alfred Aucoin

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 7", Weight 235 lb.

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Derek Aucoin has the distinction of being the only hometown player ever developed by the Montreal Expos in their 36-year history. A tall right-hander from the northern suburbs of Montreal, QC, he was signed as a very raw 19-year-old with a blazing fastball. He toiled for over seven seasons in the minors, mainly as a middle reliever and spot starter, before finally making the Major Leagues in May 1996. His Major League career was to last all of two games though, and he was saddled with a loss on his debut [1] as a result of the only run he ever gave up. He pitched one game in front of friends and family on May 25, 1996 [2], before being sent down to AAA, never to return to the big leagues.

The highlight of his minor league career was being added to the roster of the AAA Ottawa Lynx for the 1995 International League playoffs and then playing a key role in securing an unlikely Governor's Cup. He lost his effectiveness after being sent down in 1996, and by 1997, his control was completely gone, as he issued 21 walks in a 6.1 innings for the Lynx. He pitched briefly in the New York Mets' system in 1998 before calling it a career.

Although he retired from professional baseball several years ago, Derek Aucoin is continuing his baseball career in a significant way. He has also teamed up with Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation and works hard each year for kids all over New York. Best of all, Derek has a fantastic knowledge of baseball. Kids have blossomed under his coaching and today are playing effectively in high school, college, and pro ball.

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