Progress Report on Jacob Turner

John Sickels at SB Nation’s Minor League Ball blog this morning shines the spotlight on Tigers prospect Jacob Turner as the site’s Prospect of the Day:

Although lack of run support has given him just a 1-1 record in 11 starts for Double-A Erie, his other numbers are much better, with a 3.05 ERA and a 61/18 K/BB in 74 innings with just 62 hits allowed. He’s been especially effective against left-handed hitters, holding them to a mere .179 average this year.

Turner could finish 2011 in Triple-A, and is expected to challenge for a rotation spot in 2012. He’s developing exactly as the Tigers hoped he would. Barring a serious injury or sudden loss of command, he has a shot at being a number one or two starter.

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