Turnbull finished Grapefruit League play with a minuscule 0.82 ERA and 13 strikeouts across 11 innings of work. Turnbull had a similarly strong spring a year ago, then went on to post a 4.61 ERA across 30 regular-season starts, though his 3.99 FIP suggests that he was victim to a little bad luck. The 27-year-old is locked in as Detroit's No. 2 starter and could take a big step forward in his second full season in the majors, whenever it is able to begin.
Turnbull allowed one run across three innings in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies. He gave up one hit and two walks, while striking out three. The run was the first allowed by Turnbull through eight Grapefruit League innings. The righty had a 4.61 ERA last season, but his 3.99 FIP suggests that he was victim to a little bad luck. He could be in line for a decent season in Detroit and won't cost a ton in fantasy drafts.
Turbull pitched three scoreless innings in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees. He allowed one hit and struck out three. Turnbull has now pitched five innings this spring without allowing a run, and he's struck out seven batters. The 27-year-old had a 3.99 FIP in 2019, suggesting he could improve upon the 4.61 ERA he posted. He should slot in as the Tigers' No. 2 starter behind Matthew Boyd.
Turnbull pitched two scoreless innings in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets. He did not allow a hit or a walk while striking out four. Turnbull went 3-17 with a 4.61 ERA in 2019, but his 3.99 FIP and 22.3 K% suggest he was better than the first two numbers suggest. The 27-year-old logged 148.1 innings last year, or 132 more than he had at the MLB level in 2018, so he's still relatively inexperienced in the majors and could be primed for a step forward in 2020.
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. 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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