Spencer Turnbull
Spencer Turnbull
27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Detroit Tigers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Turnbull earned his first big-league callup in September, starting three games for the Tigers and appearing in another one in relief. He struggled to a 6.06 ERA, a result that isn't too surprising considering he'd only ever made two starts at the Triple-A level prior to his promotion. His underlying numbers in his small sample were actually quite promising, as he struck out a roughly average 21.7% of batters while walking just 5.8%, leading to a 2.85 FIP. His true talent undoubtedly lies somewhere in the large space between his ERA and FIP. On a rebuilding Tigers team, he may be given the chance to show what he can do over a larger sample. The 26-year-old didn't project as anything more than a back-end starter as a prospect, with poor control and no standout secondary pitches. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Tigers in June of 2014 that includes a $900,600 signing bonus.
Strikes out seven in loss
PDetroit Tigers
September 29, 2019
Turnbull (3-17) gave up four runs (three earned) on three hits and one walk while striking out seven through 5.1 innings to take the loss against the White Sox on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Turnbull allowed a run in the first inning but wouldn't allow another until his final frame, when he allowed three baserunners and two runs before being removed from the game. While Turnbull had a rough start to the month, he posted a 3.35 ERA and a 20:3 K:BB in his final three starts. The 27-year-old finishes the season with a 4.61 ERA and 146 strikeouts in 148.1 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
89
Last 10 Games
89
Last 5 Games
86
How many pitches does Spencer Turnbull generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Spencer Turnbull generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .296 379 72 30 100 19 3 7
Since 2017vs Right .234 346 89 33 71 18 1 8
2019vs Left .298 341 64 28 90 17 3 7
2019vs Right .234 315 82 31 64 17 1 7
2018vs Left .278 38 8 2 10 2 0 0
2018vs Right .241 31 7 2 7 1 0 1
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-22%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-13%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-73%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.33 1.52 82.2 0 12 0 9.5 3.4 0.9
Since 2017Away 4.17 1.32 82.0 3 7 0 8.1 3.5 0.8
2019Home 4.92 1.51 78.2 0 11 0 9.7 3.4 0.9
2019Away 4.26 1.35 69.2 3 6 0 7.9 3.7 0.8
2018Home 13.50 1.75 4.0 0 1 0 4.5 2.3 0.0
2018Away 3.65 1.14 12.1 0 1 0 9.5 2.2 0.7
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Spencer Turnbull compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 70 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.47
 
K/9
8.9
 
BB/9
3.6
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
93.8 mph
 
ERA
4.61
 
WHIP
1.44
 
BABIP
.340
 
GB/FB
1.80
 
Left On Base
65.7%
 
Exit Velocity
89.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.0%
 
Spin Rate
2357 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
40.6%
 
Swinging Strike
10.9%
 
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Takes tough-luck loss Tuesday
PDetroit Tigers
September 24, 2019
Turnbull (3-16) took the loss Tuesday against the Twins, as he allowed two runs across six innings. He gave up six hits and two walks while striking out five.
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Allows one run in no-decision
PDetroit Tigers
September 18, 2019
Turnbull pitched five innings of one-run ball but did not factor into the decision in Wednesday's game against Cleveland. He allowed six hits while striking out eight.
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Strikes out eight in loss
PDetroit Tigers
September 12, 2019
Turnbull (3-15) struck out eight while allowing four runs on seven hits with one walk across five innings while taking a loss against the Yankees on Thursday.
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Can't escape second inning
PDetroit Tigers
September 6, 2019
Turnbull allowed four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two in just 1.2 innings Friday, taking a no-decision versus the Athletics.
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Suffers 14th defeat
PDetroit Tigers
September 1, 2019
Turnbull (3-14) allowed six runs on eight hits with three walks and four strikeouts across 4.2 innings while taking a loss against the Twins on Sunday.
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