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Draft Focus: Spencer Turnbull

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Frankie Piliere        
Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014


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Spencer Turnbull Perfect Game profile

Position:  RHP
Height:  6-3
Weight:  230
Bats/Throws:  R-R
Birthdate: Sept. 18, 1992
College:  Alabama
Hometown:  Madison, Miss.
Previously Drafted:  Never drafted
Projected Draft Round:  1S-3

When you are big, strong, righthanded and throw 95 mph, people want to see you miss bats and rack up strikeouts. Of course, the big leagues are littered with pitchers who are not “strikeout” pitchers, but yet that is still what all scouts are seeking at the amateur level. And, it’s something that’s been examined very thoroughly with Alabama righthander Spencer Turnbull. He has those requisite attributes mentioned above, and he’s performed well at the college level, but the question has remained as to whether he can consistent miss bats at the next level, or the college level for that matter. So far in 2014, he’s answering that question fairly emphatically.


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