Spencer Turnbull
Spencer Turnbull
26-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.
Takes seventh loss
PDetroit Tigers
June 22, 2019
Turnbull allowed two runs on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts across five innings while taking a loss against the Indians on Saturday.
The 26-year-old pitched much better than he did in his last outing, but it still resulted in a loss. Bad luck has been common for him, as Turnbull has allowed more than three earned runs just once in his last five starts but is 1-3 during that stretch. Overall, he is 3-7 with a 3.29 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 81 strikeouts in 87.2 innings this season. He will look to earn his fourth victory at home against the Nationals on Friday.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .283 231 38 19 58 9 3 5
Since 2017vs Right .223 220 58 18 44 10 1 3
2019vs Left .284 193 30 17 48 7 3 5
2019vs Right .220 189 51 16 37 9 1 2
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
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Since 2017Home 4.89 1.54 46.0 0 5 0 9.0 3.1 0.8
Since 2017Away 2.79 1.17 58.0 3 4 0 7.8 3.3 0.6
2019Home 4.07 1.52 42.0 0 4 0 9.4 3.2 0.9
2019Away 2.56 1.18 45.2 3 3 0 7.3 3.5 0.6
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 40 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.
    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.
93.9 mph
Left On Base
Exit Velocity
88.5 mph
Spin Rate
2369 rpm
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
Swinging Strike
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Handed sixth loss
PDetroit Tigers
June 16, 2019
Turnbull (3-6) allowed six runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings Sunday in a loss to the Indians.
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Looks good in no-decision
PDetroit Tigers
June 11, 2019
Turnbull tossed six scoreless innings but did not factor into the decision in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Royals. He allowed four hits and two walks while striking out five.
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Takes loss Wednesday
PDetroit Tigers
June 5, 2019
Turnbull (3-5) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks over five innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Rays. He struck out four.
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Tosses six strong innings
PDetroit Tigers
May 31, 2019
Turnbull (3-4) picked up the win after allowing one run on five hits and a walk while striking out two over six innings Friday against the Braves.
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Activated ahead of start
PDetroit Tigers
May 31, 2019
Turnbull was reinstated from the bereavement list as expected Friday ahead of his scheduled start against the Braves.
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