Spencer Turnbull

Detroit Tigers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2019, Spencer Turnbull threw 469 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2016 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2018, he relied primarily on his Sinker (95mph), also mixing in a Curve (81mph), Cutter (93mph), Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Slider (89mph). He also rarely threw a Change (88mph).

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Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slight armside run and has some natural sinking action. His curve results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and is slightly harder than usual. His cutter is blazing fast, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters and has little cutting action. His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has heavy sinking action, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has much less armside movement than typical and has essentially average velo. His slider is thrown extremely hard, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders and has less than expected depth. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 14 of them in 2018) has an obvious armside fade, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it.