Jacob Edward Turner...was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Missouri following his senior year at Westminster Christian Academy in 2009...went 7-2, 0.60 (59.2 IP/4 ER) with 118 strikeouts...was also named a First-Team High School All-American by Baseball America after his senior year...participated in the Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic in 2008...went 5-2, 1.45 (49.2/8) with 92 strikeouts during his junior year at Westminster Christian.
Split season between Nationals' bullpen (18 appearances, two starts) and starting rotation for Triple-A Syracuse (14 starts)...Had two stints in Majors: April 24-July 1 and July 17-18...Recalled on April 24 and made start at Colorado that night (ND, 6.0 ip, 6 h, 3 r, 3 er, hr, 6 so)...Moved to bullpen for next six appearances, going 2-1 with 2.61 ERA (10.1 ip/3 er)...Made second and final start on May 17 at Pittsburgh, taking a loss (5.1 ip, 5 h, 3 r, 3 er, 4 bb, so)...Returned to bullpen and was 0-1, 6.75 (17.1/13) over last 10 outings before being designated for assignment on July 1...Outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse on July 3...Had contract selected again on July 17, but was designated the next day without making an appearance...Outrighted to Syracuse again on July 19 and made nine starts to close out season...Had season-high nine strikeouts on August 22 at Lehigh Valley...After combining for 0-3 record and 8.85 ERA (20.1/20) in five July starts at Syracuse, went 2-3, 3.86 (35.0/15) over last six starts of season.
Opened 2016 with Triple-A Charlotte in White Sox' system; had contract selected on July 17 and spent remainder of season with Chicago... First two appearances for Chicago were starts, going 0-1 with a 14.73 ERA (7.1/12)...Shifted to bullpen for final 16 appearances of season and went 1-1 with 3.12 ERA (17.1/6).
Missed the entire season due to inflammation in his right shoulder … made two rehab starts with Class AA Tennessee in the Cubs organization. ... Was claimed by the White Sox off waivers from the Cubs on 10/27.
Jacob was acquired from the Marlins for two minor league pitchers, August 8, and went 2-4 with a 6.49 ERA (25 ER/34.2 IP) in eight games (six starts) for the Cubs...All told, appeared in 28 games (making 18 starts) between the Marlins and Cubs and went 6-11 with a 6.13 ERA (77 ER/113.0 IP)...Between Miami and Chicago, he surrendered 12 home runs while striking out 71 in 113.0 innings of work...Walked 33...Went 6-9 with a 6.39 ERA (66 ER/93.0 IP) in 18 starts while going 0-2 with a 4.95 ERA (11 ER/20.0 IP) in 10 relief appearances...Fanned a career-high tying seven hitters twice: May 18 at San Francisco with Miami and September 1 vs. Milwaukee with the Cubs...Made his Cubs debut, August 14 vs. Milwaukee, tossing 2.1-perfect innings of relief...Picked up his first career hold in August 19's win vs. San Francisco, a game that was suspended and completed two days later...Took the mound in the sixth inning with a 2-0 lead...Allowed one run in 2.0 innings...Earned his first-career victory as a Northsider, September 1 vs. Milwaukee, allowing just one run on five hits in 6.1 frames...Began the season with Miami, going 4-7 with a 5.97 ERA (52 ER/78.1 IP) in 20 games (12 starts)...Landed on Miami's 15-day disabled list, April 9, with a strained right shoulder...Made two rehab starts with Triple-A Jupiter, going 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA (3 ER/11.0 IP)...Struck out 10...Earned his first victory of the season, May 24 vs. Milwaukee, tossing 6.1-scoreless innings...Made his first-career relief appearance, June 16 vs. the Cubs...Allowed a run on two hits in 1.0 inning...Designated for assignment, August 5, two days after allowing five runs on nine hits in 4.0 innings vs. Cincinnati
Opened season at Triple-A New Orleans after going 0-3 with a 9.69 ERA (13.0 IP/14 ER) in Spring Training. Went 3-4, 4.47 (56.1/28) in 10 starts for Zephyrs prior to recall on May 31, including 2-1, 3.00 (33.0/11) in five starts in May. Had ninth-best ERA in National League in June, posting a 2.12 (34.0/8) in five starts. Had a 1.76 ERA (41.0/8) over first six starts of season with Miami. According to STATS LLC, was first pitcher 22-or-younger to throw 40.0-or-more innings with an ERA that low over first six starts of a season since Mark Prior in 2003 (1.67). Went 3-1, 2.33 over first eight starts with Marlins, with just one home run allowed, before closing out season with career-long seven-game losing streak over final 12 starts, with 10 home runs allowed in that span. Had a 4.92 ERA (64.0/35) during skid, with 5.34 walks per 9.0 innings and a 1.11 strikeout/walk ratio. Had 2.67 walks per 9.0 innings and a 2.19 strikeout/walk ratio over first eight starts of season. Remained winless on road in his career after going 0-6, 3.98 in 11 starts away from South Florida in 2013. Finished season at 0-9, 3.96 (84.0/37) in 15 career road starts, and 5-5 in 18 career home starts, with a 4.51 ERA (101.2/51). According to STATS LLC, only seven pitchers who have debuted since 1921 have made more road starts without a win: Rube Fisher (20), Dewon Brazelton (19, never won), Hal Elliott (18, never won), Jordan Lyles (17), Mike Kekich (17), Kent Peterson (17) and Cisco Carlos (16).
Took loss in each of first two outings for Marlins, on August 22 at Arizona and Aug. 29 vs. Washington. Allowed eight runs in 11.0 innings of work (6.55 ERA) over the outings, with three home runs. Did not walk a batter, while racking up 11 strikeouts, including a career-high six against Nationals...Over final five starts of season, was 1-2, 2.27 (31.2/8) with a .197 opponents' average(23-for-117). Four of five outings were quality starts and did not allow more than three earned runs in any appearances...Blanked Reds on two hits over 7.0 innings, earning 4-0 win on Sept. 14. Turner, who turned 21 on May 21, earned his only other big-league win at the time for Detroit against the White Sox on July 22, one day before he was traded to Miami. Became youngest Major League pitcher ever to win a game for an AmericanLeague team and a National League team in the same season. Broke the record of C. J. Nitkowski, who was 22 when he won a game for Detroit in 1995 after having won one for the Reds earlier that year. The last pitcher as young as Turner to win games for teams in two different major leagues in same season was Ledell "Cannonball" Titcomb in 1887. Titcomb went 1-2 for the Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association, then a major league, before joining the National League'sNew York Giants and winning first game on Sept. 2, just 12 days after his 21st birthday - ELiAS.
Saw action with both Double A Erie and Triple A Toledo during the 2011 season, before he received his first action atthe major league level with the Tigers...Assigned to Erie to begin the season -- selected to the Eastern League's mid-season all-star squad...Earned a spot on the U.S. Team for the Futures Game held at Chase Field in Arizona prior to Major League Baseball's All-Star Game -- he retired the two batters he faced during the game...Fanned a season-high nine batters with Erie on April 7 versus Altoona...Finished 1-0 with a 2.67 ERA (33.2IP/10ER) and 28 strikeouts in five starts during May...Recalled by the Tigers from Erie on July 30 -- made his major league debut that afternoon, taking the loss after allowing two runs in 5.1 innings of work versus the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim -- became the youngest Tigers pitcher to start a game at Comerica Park at 20 years, two months and nine days old...additionally, he became the youngest Tigers pitcher to start a game in his major league debut since Bruce Robbins was 19 years old in his debut on July 28, 1979...optioned to Triple A Toledo by the Tigers following his start that afternoon...Started three games with Toledo, averaging 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings...Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo for the remainder of the season on September 1 -- did not receive a decision as he made two starts for Detroit during September...Named the top prospect and rated as possessing the best changeup in the Tigers organization and named the fifthbest prospect in the Eastern League following the season by Baseball America.
Assigned to Single A West Michigan to begin his first professional season in 2010, earning Midwest League mid-seasonall-star honors....Sidelined April 22-May 5 with a right forearm strain....Compiled a 2-1 record and 3.21 ERA (28.0IP/10ER) over his final five outings (four starts) with the Whitecaps May 27-June 18....Had his option transferred from West Michigan to Single A Lakeland on June 23....Posted a 4-1 record, 1.28 ERA (49.1IP/7ER) and 41 strikeouts over his final 10 starts of the season with the FlyingTigers July 12-September 2....Second in the Florida State League with a 1.05 ERA (25.2IP/3ER) in five starts during August....Named the top prospect and rated as possessing the best curveball and changeup in the Tigers organization, namedthe third-best prospect in the Florida State League and fourth-best prospect in the Midwest League following theseason by Baseball America.Detroit's first-round selection in the June draft, he did not pitch after agreeing to terms on August 17, 2009....Named the top prospect and rated as possessing the best curveball in the Tigers organization following the season byBaseball America.
Detroit's first-round selection in the June draft, he did not pitch after agreeing to terms on August 17, 2009...Named the top prospect and rated as possessing the best curveball in the Tigers organization following the season byBaseball America.