Name: Spencer Turnbull
Position: Right-handed Pitcher
Date of Birth: 9/18/1992
Dates Observed: April 11 and August 6, 2015
Acquired: 2014 MLB Draft, 2nd Round
Body: (6’ 3”, 215) Height and weight accurate; durable frame; built like a starter; limited to no physical projection remaining.
Delivery/Mechanics: Throws from a 3/4 arm slot; long arm-action; some effort; small leg-kick; good deception; occasionally struggles to repeat delivery.
Fastball: sits 95-97 and even touched 100 once with some movement on four-seamer; two-seamer sits 92-93 with good run; good control; below average command; maintains velocity deep into starts; with improved command there is 7+ potential. Grade: Present 7/Future 7+
Slider: works 89-92; good movement; sharp bite; 2 plane-break; swing and miss offering; showed some control and command; needs to improve movement consistency; plus potential. Grade: Present 5+/ Future 6
Changeup: sits 87-88; has good feel for it; good movement and fade; good deception; maintains arm-speed; below average command; could become an average major league offering with improved command. Grade: Present 4/ Future 5
Control/Command: Showed below average fastball and change-up command; control looked solid.
Other: Below average at holding runners; usually delivers pitch in around 1.47 seconds.
Summary: A ton to like; held upper 90’s velocity past 90 pitches; touched 100 in his last inning; Slider has good movement and plus potential if his consistency is improved; change-up has average potential with improved command.
Projection: Overall future potential is a #3 starter; realistic role is a back-end 4th or 5th starter type.