Spencer Turnbull
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
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.
Could grab final rotation spot
PDetroit Tigers
March 20, 2019
Turnbull is a candidate to claim Detroit's final rotation spot with Michael Fulmer headed for Tommy John surgery, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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The battle for the No. 5 spot will likely come down to Turnbull and Daniel Norris. Turnbull has outperformed Norris this spring, posting a 1.80 ERA across 15 innings including five scoreless innings Wednesday compared to Norris' 5.06 ERA across 10.2 innings. However, Norris has more experience at the MLB level, with Turnbull logging his first four career appearances last year as a rookie. Even if Turnbull loses out on the rotation spot to begin the season, he could grab it before long if Norris struggles.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .278 38 8 2 10 2 0 0
Since 2016vs Right .241 31 7 2 7 1 0 1
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
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-73%
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 2016Home 13.50 1.75 4.0 0 1 0 4.5 2.3 0.0
Since 2016Away 3.65 1.14 12.1 0 1 0 9.5 2.2 0.7
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
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 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.
K/BB
3.75
 
K/9
8.3
 
BB/9
2.2
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
94.2 mph
 
ERA
6.06
 
WHIP
1.29
 
BABIP
.340
 
GB/FB
2.40
 
Strand %
50.0%
 
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Set to start Wednesday
PDetroit Tigers
March 19, 2019
Turnbull is expected to start Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Takes loss to end season
PDetroit Tigers
September 30, 2018
Turnbull (0-2) took the loss Sunday against the Brewers, as he allowed four runs on five hits and two walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out seven.
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Pitches well in second MLB start
PDetroit Tigers
September 25, 2018
Turnbull pitched six innings of one-run ball but took a no-decision in Tuesday's win over the Twins. He allowed six hits and a walk while striking out five.
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Takes loss in first career start
PDetroit Tigers
September 19, 2018
Turnbull (0-1) took the loss Wednesday against the Twins, allowing six runs on six hits and a walk across four innings. He struck out two.
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Named as Wednesday's starter
PDetroit Tigers
September 15, 2018
Turnbull will start for the Tigers on Wednesday against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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