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.