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56 Spencer Turnbull SP

Detroit Tigers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
48%19%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
111002.45145
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019DET3174.613030000148.11548676141659146
2020DET102.4520000011.063300514

Player Updates

August 6, 2020 02:20 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Next start coming Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull is scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Pirates, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

After its four-game series with the Cardinals to begin the week was postponed due to COVID-19-related concerns, the Tigers will reorder their pitching schedule heading into the weekend set in Pittsburgh. Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire will roll out his top three starters in the series, with Matthew Boyd and Ivan Nova going Friday and Saturday, respectively, before Turnbull takes the hill for the finale.

August 3, 2020 04:20 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Scheduled start postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull will not make his scheduled start Thursday against St. Louis as the series has been postponed due to the Cardinals' coronavirus outbreak, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.

St. Louis has decided against traveling to Detroit this week with 13 members of the Cardinals organization testing positive for the virus. Turnbull was lined up to pitch in the fourth game of the series Thursday but will likely bump back to sometime during a weekend series in Pittsburgh. The Tigers have yet to formally announce their rotation plans.

August 3, 2020 01:52 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Improved slider fueling success
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull is getting more rotation and swings-and-misses on his slider so far this season versus last year, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

Turnbull is generating a higher rpm on his slider this year and has made batters whiff on the pitch 63.2 percent of the time through two starts, which is up from 32.3 percent in 2019. The righty may not be able to sustain such success with the pitch, but it's clear he has confidence on the mound right now, and he'll look to build on his solid 2-0 record, 2.45 ERA and 1.00 WHIP.

August 1, 2020 10:08 AM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Impressive again against Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull (1-0) allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out six over six innings in a win over the Reds on Friday.

Aside from the fifth inning, when he allowed a pair of extra-base hits, Turnbull was excellent. He showcased a quality four-pitch mix with good command. Through two starts this season -- both against Cincinnati -- Turnbull has a 2.45 ERA and 1.91 FIP. He was a lot better last year than his 3-17 record would indicate, but this level of dominance so far is still quite surprising. The right-hander will look to keep it going next week in St. Louis.

July 27, 2020 01:20 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Sharp in 2020 debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull allowed just one run across five innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Reds. He gave up three hits and four walks while striking out eight.

The four walks ran up Turnbull's pitch count -- he reached 87 through his five innings of work -- but the righty was otherwise outstanding. He finished with a 4.61 ERA across 30 starts in 2019, though his 3.99 FIP suggested he was a better pitcher than that, and he could take a step forward in 2020. Turnbull will look to build on his positive season debut when he takes the mound against this same Cincinnati team Friday, this time at Comerica Park.

July 22, 2020 10:20 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Starting Sunday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull will start Sunday's series finale against the Reds.

Matthew Boyd and Ivan Nova will take the mound for the first two games of the season, while Turnbull opens the season as the No. 3 starter. The 27-year-old completed his first full season in the majors last season and had a 4.61 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 146:59 K:BB over 148.1 innings.

July 7, 2020 06:28 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Will be stretched out to begin year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tigers pitching coach Rick Anderson said he expects Turnbull and the other Detroit starters to be stretched out to at least 75 pitches by the end of summer camp, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

This should put Turnbull and the other starters in line for pretty regular workloads by their first or second start of the season. If that's the case, Detroit will likely stick with a standard five-man rotation and could use Tyler Alexander and Michael Fulmer in long-relief roles out of the gate. Turnbull averaged right around five innings per start in 2019, compiling a 4.61 ERA and 1.44 WHIP, though his 3.99 FIP suggests he could lower that ERA with a little better luck in 2020.

April 5, 2020 12:32 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Records stellar spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 6, 2020 11:08 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Allows first run of spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 1, 2020 04:48 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Sharp again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 26, 2020 01:44 AM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Looks good in spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 30, 2019 12:40 AM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Strikes out seven in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 25, 2019 12:52 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Takes tough-luck loss Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Turnbull pitched quite well and actually left the game with a chance to grab his fourth win of the season, but the Detroit bullpen quickly allowed both inherited runners to score, saddling the righty with his 11th straight loss. At least Turnbull is pitching better lately, as he's allowed just three runs over his last 11 innings to go with 13 strikeouts. He'll have one last chance to impress Sunday against the White Sox before turning his attention to his second full MLB campaign in 2020.

September 18, 2019 10:16 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Allows one run in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Turnbull was effective, but Cleveland starter Aaron Civale held the Tigers in check as well and kept Turnbull from picking up his fourth win of the year. It was an encouraging outing for the righty, who had allowed at least four earned runs in each of his previous five starts. He also struck out exactly eight batters for the second straight time. Turnbull will look to build on this effort in his next turn through the rotation, which is scheduled for Tuesday against a tough Twins lineup.

September 12, 2019 09:16 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Strikes out eight in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

This was the 26-year-old's best strikeout night in almost a month, but his losing streak continued. Turnbull has lost 11 straight decisions and hasn't won a start since May 31. He's pitched better than his record indicates, but then again, Turnbull doesn't have great numbers either. He owns a 4.77 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 126 strikeouts in 132 innings this season. Turnbull will look to end his long losing streak in his next start Wednesday at the Indians.

September 7, 2019 07:36 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Can't escape second inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Turnbull also hit Ramon Laureano with a pitch, contributing to the mess in the second inning. Turnbull's struggles have persisted into September, as he's now allowed 19 runs in his last 14.1 innings, spanning four starts. The 26-year-old hasn't won a decision since May 31, although he was spared from the loss as the Tigers plated a pair in each of the seventh and eighth innings. Turnbull owns a 4.68 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 127 innings this season. He's next scheduled to face the Yankees on Thursday.

September 2, 2019 05:44 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Suffers 14th defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

While his record won't show it, Turnbull was pitching better out of the All-Star break. However, that is no longer the case; the 26-year-old has yielded 15 runs in his last 12.2 innings (10.66 ERA). But Turnbull has gone much longer without a win; he has lost 10 straight decisions, and his last victory came May 31. Turnbull has 14 losses with a 4.45 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 116 strikeouts in 125.1 innings this season. He will make his next start at the Athletics on Friday.

August 27, 2019 11:00 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Saddled with 13th loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull (3-13) allowed four runs on seven hits across five innings to take the loss Tuesday against Cleveland. He walked two and struck out three.

Turnbull allowed three quick runs in the first inning, and while he pitched better from there, he couldn't avoid loss No. 13 as Cleveland romped over the Tigers, 10-1. The righty has been serviceable with a 4.18 ERA this season, though a lethargic Detroit offense has greatly reduced his margin for error. Turnbull will look for his first win since May when he takes the mound again Sunday against the Twins.

August 21, 2019 10:08 AM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Roughed up by Astros
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull (3-12) allowed five runs on six hits over three innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Astros. He walked three and struck out three.

Pitching against a tough Houston lineup at Minute Maid Park is no easy feat, and Turnbull struggled from the start, allowing five runs in the first two innings. The righty has slowed down a bit over his last 10 appearances, posting a 5.73 ERA across 44 innings as his season ERA has climbed to 4.05. Turnbull faces another tall task in his next outing, which is scheduled for Sunday against the Twins on the road.

August 16, 2019 04:04 AM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Strikes out eight in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull (3-11) allowed three runs on six hits with two walks and eight strikeouts across five innings while taking a loss against the Mariners on Thursday.

Although it wasn't one of his best outings, Turnbull still pitched pretty well and yet again got tagged with a defeat. This is the sixth time since the beginning of June where Turnbull allowed three or fewer runs but took a loss. His other numbers -- 3.75 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 106 strikeouts in 112.2 innings -- are better than his record indicates. Turnbull will pitch next at the Astros on Tuesday.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Chicago 3.000 6.00037
vs LHB 72.000 4.2502860
vs RHB 71.000 4.9403079
Last 7 Games
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7/26@CIN0005.03148
7/31CIN1006.03216
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020DET102.4522000011.063300514
2019DET3174.6130300000148.31548676141659146
2018DET026.0643000016.317111110415
Total4194.620350000175.317710090151668175
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020DET01091.1000000.1541.000449.00
2019DET11521291.2000009.2671.43665613.89
2018DET019141.4000011.2621.2866911.57
Total11811521.201550110.2601.39776913.40
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2014ASX-Connecticut Tigers 28.1111100201914314.481.601
2014R-Gcl Tigers 3.01100004123.001.000
2015AFX-West Michigan Whitec116.2222211130106521063.021.360
2016AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige 30.06601102710243.001.133
2016R-GCL Tigers West 10.24400107533.530.784
2016R-GCL Tigers East 3.22200005148.441.562
2017AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige 82.2151507306425683.071.131
2017AA-Erie SeaWolves 20.1440030228226.271.492
2017R-GCL Tigers West 9.022000016284.001.111
2018ROK-GCL Tigers West 2.21100003310.001.818
2018AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige 4.21100006020.000.476
2018AAX-Erie SeaWolves 98.21919147010540924.491.344
2018AAA-Toledo Mud Hens 13.122011019382.060.840
2019AAA-Toledo Mud Hens 3.21100007010.000.312
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/211
Birthdate:
9/18/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
Demopolis, AL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Detroit Tigers
College:
Alabama
MLB Experience:
3