Spencer Turnbull
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 2, #63, Detroit Tigers | Madison Central (MS) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 4 2 2.88 9 9 0 50.0 44 0.98
4 Seasons 11 25 4.25 54 53 0 271.1 256 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 9 4-2 2.88 50.0 44 0.98
4 Seasons 54 11-25 4.25 271.1 256 1.32

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 25 283 50 4 8 5.8 93.2 108.9 6.7 38.0 .256 .413 .289 .312 .375 48.0 21.7 5.8 6.06 4.12
2019 26 2661 435 29 6.7 4.4 89.6 114.4 9.6 34.0 .251 .419 .329 .328 .376 40.7 22.3 9.0 4.61 4.79
2020 27 963 160 10 6.3 4.1 91.1 113.3 8.5 30.0 .276 .431 .296 .355 .404 43.8 21.1 12.0 3.97 5.52
2021 28 775 140 7 5 3.5 88.2 116.2 6.2 27.9 .206 .322 .250 .269 .302 33.6 21.9 6.0 2.88 3.01
Player 4682 785 50 6.4 4.3 89.9 116.2 8.6 32.4 .249 .404 .306 .322 .368 40.5 21.9 8.9
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.0 32.9 .246 .409 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Turnbull relies on 6 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(35.6%) ,
Slider
(24.5%) ,
Sinker
(21.9%) ,
Changeup
(7.5%) ,
Curveball
(7.5%) ,
Cutter
(3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 48.0 16.0 32.0 4.0 34.0 46.0 20.0 0.0 38.0 18.0 28.0 8.0 8.0 5.8
2019 48.7 20.9 25.1 5.3 34.5 37.9 27.6 3.2 35.6 21.6 25.5 7.4 6.7 4.4
2020 51.2 19.4 26.3 3.1 28.1 45.6 26.3 3.8 36.3 18.1 28.7 6.3 6.3 4.1
2021 58.6 14.3 20.7 6.4 42.9 37.1 20.0 5.0 47.9 15.7 15.7 10.7 5.0 3.5
Player 51.0 19.1 25.0 5.0 34.6 39.9 25.5 3.4 38.1 19.6 24.6 7.8 6.4 4.3
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Changeup DET R 58 87.1 34.5 4.6 15 18.7 4.4 31
2021 Sinker DET R 170 94.9 23.5 3.0 14 17.1 2.2 15
2021 Slider DET R 190 85.3 38.0 2.2 6 7.6 1.9 34
2021 Curveball DET R 58 79.8 56.2 3.5 7 11.9 2.6 28
2021 Cutter DET R 23 92.6 20.8 1.2 6 1.8 0.2 9
2021 4-Seamer DET R 276 93.9 18.4 -3.5 -23 2.8 -4.7 -62
2020 Sinker DET R 201 94.8 24.1 3.6 17 15.4 0.7 4
2020 4-Seamer DET R 434 93.7 19.8 -4.5 -29 2.2 -5.3 -71
2020 Changeup DET R 88 87.2 35.0 4.6 15 17.2 3.4 25
2020 Slider DET R 201 85.3 38.6 2.5 7 6.7 1.6 33
2020 Curveball DET R 39 79.4 55.5 3.3 6 10.5 1.0 11
2019 Slider DET R 549 86.5 36.1 1.3 4 5.2 0.7 16
2019 Changeup DET R 78 86.6 33.3 3.5 12 16.8 2.7 19
2019 Curveball DET R 322 80.3 56.1 3.5 7 11.2 2.0 22
2019 4-Seamer DET R 1,191 93.6 20.0 -4.0 -25 2.2 -5.7 -72
2019 Sinker DET R 519 94.1 23.7 2.3 11 15.0 0.1 1
2018 Curveball DET R 51 81.1 53.4 1.9 4 7.7 -0.8 -10
2018 4-Seamer DET R 59 93.6 21.2 -5.3 -33 1.8 -5.8 -76
2018 Sinker DET R 120 94.4 24.1 3.4 17 15.9 1.3 9
2018 Slider DET R 34 88.6 30.7 -1.0 -3 3.9 0.2 6
2018 Changeup DET R 18 88.2 31.4 2.4 8 17.2 3.2 23
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 4-Seamer -1.6 -4 276 35.6 71 .203 .328 .287 25.0 25.4 22.8 .198 .312 .264 41.3
2021 Slider -1.1 -2 190 24.5 56 .216 .275 .258 37.6 32.1 27.7 .189 .334 .265 33.3
2021 Sinker -0.3 0 170 21.9 44 .225 .325 .285 7.0 9.1 12.9 .215 .343 .285 32.4
2021 Changeup 0.1 0 58 7.5 16 .200 .200 .180 3.3 6.3 5.3 .278 .349 .270 26.7
2021 Curveball 0.2 0 58 7.5 11 .100 .100 .227 33.3 27.3 9.7 .208 .236 .244 14.3
2021 Cutter -2.0 0 23 3.0 3 .000 .000 .233 18.2 0.0 0.0 .168 .182 .336 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.2 -5 434 45.1 103 .198 .309 .322 27.9 25.2 23.2 .242 .423 .373 41.1
2020 Slider -2.1 -4 201 20.9 54 .151 .245 .213 43.1 37.0 22.0 .215 .358 .253 39.4
2020 Sinker -0.1 0 201 20.9 54 .347 .408 .355 17.0 5.6 11.1 .353 .475 .376 45.8
2020 Changeup 0.9 1 88 9.1 22 .211 .368 .321 14.3 0.0 0.0 .379 .546 .438 42.1
2020 Curveball 7.7 3 39 4.0 8 .333 .833 .531 33.3 25.0 22.2 .348 .487 .440 100.0
2019 4-Seamer -1.4 -17 1,191 44.8 284 .252 .376 .329 23.1 19.7 16.5 .259 .436 .344 37.4
2019 Slider -0.2 -1 549 20.6 140 .226 .406 .302 32.3 30.7 21.7 .221 .414 .286 38.9
2019 Sinker 1.7 9 519 19.5 136 .349 .486 .437 16.7 11.8 17.6 .311 .484 .409 47.3
2019 Curveball 3.4 11 322 12.1 81 .269 .449 .323 32.3 37.0 21.3 .203 .302 .228 51.0
2019 Changeup -0.2 0 78 2.9 14 .286 .357 .282 13.8 7.1 16.7 .220 .328 .235 15.4
2018 Sinker 2.5 3 120 42.4 41 .297 .432 .354 5.1 9.8 11.8 .289 .517 .380 48.5
2018 4-Seamer -1.8 -1 59 20.8 9 .111 .222 .139 35.5 55.6 17.9 .173 .244 .179 25.0
2018 Curveball -0.6 0 51 18.0 8 .375 .375 .338 26.3 12.5 9.1 .352 .389 .329 57.1
2018 Slider -2.1 -1 34 12.0 7 .143 .143 .129 46.7 57.1 26.7 .074 .081 .078 33.3
2018 Changeup -2.8 -1 18 6.4 4 .250 .250 .225 25.0 25.0 20.0 .258 .458 .298 66.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 76 87.1 93 18.3 2:30 3:00 -30
2020 Curveball 36 79.4 82 18.6 7:30 7:15 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 407 93.7 61 10.8 1:00 12:30 30
2020 Sinker 169 94.9 75 17.1 1:15 2:30 -75
2020 Slider 194 85.4 35 7.8 9:30 8:15 75
2021 Changeup 58 87.1 94 19.7 2:15 3:00 -45
2021 Curveball 58 79.8 81 19.9 7:30 7:15 15
2021 Cutter 23 92.6 53 10.1 12:45 11:45 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 272 93.9 59 12.2 1:00 12:30 30
2021 Sinker 161 94.9 78 18.9 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 Slider 187 85.3 35 8.6 9:30 8:30 60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 69 282 1 -2 1 0 0
2019 655 2,659 -5 -24 15 15 1
2020 241 963 -8 -9 7 5 -6
2021 201 775 -13 -3 4 4 -7
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 283 48.2 64.7 92.0 30.1 52.3 47.5 63.8 46.6 21.2 8.9 68.0
2019 2,661 46.9 69.0 84.0 27.5 55.2 40.6 59.6 46.9 24.7 7.2 81.3
2020 963 46.7 67.3 79.9 22.6 49.1 42.5 56.8 43.5 28.2 5.6 77.8
2021 775 51.2 70.0 83.1 27.5 58.7 40.6 65.7 49.3 23.3 7.0 77.8
Player 4,682 47.7 68.6 83.5 26.6 54.4 41.4 60.3 46.6 24.9 6.9 79.1
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018 74 63 69
2019 32 40 45 51 26 23 56 23 16 48 34 46 32 63 66 57
2020 18 16 36 54 9 23 59 8 16 35 18 61 18 69 85
2021 68 85 72
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 25.4 1 1.0 0 1 1 0 0.0
2019 23.1 14 17.1 -3 10 18 5 35.7
2020 22.5 2 3.9 -2 3 5 1 50.0
2021 23.3 2 2.9 -1 3 2 1 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2
2019 14 17 22 13 19 16 19 23 20 11 21 18 8 14 13 23 13 19 11 13 20 17 15 16 13 23 22 14 20 18 23
2020 2 4 5 4 5 3 0 4 3 5 1 2 2 2 2 6 3 5 3 5 5 4 4 5 4 6 3 3 5 4 6
2021 2 2 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 4 4 1 2 3 3 4 3 2 2 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 2 3 3 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.2 93.8 -0.4 94.1 0.3 94.2 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 88.2 86.6 -1.6 87.2 0.6 87.1 -0.1
Breaking Velocity 84.1 84.2 0.1 84.4 0.2 84 -0.4
Exit Velocity 93.2 89.6 -3.6 91.1 1.5 88.2 -2.9
Launch Angle 6.7 9.6 2.9 8.5 -1.1 6.2 -2.3
Barrel % 8 6.7 -1.3 6.3 -0.4 5 -1.3
Hard Hit % 48 40.7 -7.3 43.8 3.1 33.6 -10.2
Sweet Spot % 38 34 -4 30 -4 27.9 -2.1
xBA .256 .251 -0.005 .276 0.025 .206 -0.07
BA .262 .267 0.005 .226 -0.041 .203 -0.023
xwOBA .312 .328 0.016 .355 0.027 .269 -0.086
wOBA .289 .329 0.04 .296 -0.033 .25 -0.046
xSLG .413 .419 0.006 .431 0.012 .322 -0.109
SLG .354 .413 0.059 .337 -0.076 .286 -0.051
K% 21.7 22.3 0.6 21.1 -1.2 21.9 0.8
BB% 5.8 9 3.2 12 3 6 -6
Swing % 46.6 46.9 0.3 43.5 -3.4 49.3 5.8
Whiff% 21.2 24.7 3.5 28.2 3.5 23.3 -4.9
In Zone % 48.2 46.9 -1.3 46.7 -0.2 51.2 4.5
Out of Zone % 51.8 53.1 1.3 53.3 0.2 48.8 -4.5
Out of Zone Swing % 30.1 27.5 -2.6 22.6 -4.9 27.5 4.9
First Pitch Swing % 21.7 28.4 6.7 27 -1.4 32.8 5.8
First Pitch Strike % 63.8 59.6 -4.2 56.8 -2.8 65.7 8.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 69 .289 31 0 0.0 38 16 42.1
2019 655 .329 315 39 12.4 340 194 57.1
2020 241 .296 100 23 23.0 141 107 75.9
2021 201 .250 100 28 28.0 101 72 71.3

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 100 17.4 20.0% 1.0% 42 24.6 0.0% 11.9%
2019 744 16.0 32.4% 2.0% 485 23.1 0.0% 9.5%
2020 278 16.5 31.7% 1.1% 206 24.0 0.5% 15.5%
2021 226 16.4 32.3% 2.2% 124 24.5 0.0% 17.7%

Pitch Distribution