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Montana168 wrote:Anyone think we could be seeing Jacob Turner in July? Here are his numbers this year in AA:
86.2 IP 2-2 W/L 23 bb/72 k 3.01 ERA 1.07 WHIP
April ERA: 2.70
May ERA: 2.67
June ERA: 3.76
I bring up the question because Phil Coke has been removed from the rotation and placed back in the bullpen, with Charlie Furbush taking his spot in the rotation. http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/06/t ... reyes.html
However, as the article points out, the Tigers are shopping for rotation help. I do not believe Furbush will be successful in the rotation, (has solid overall numbers for the year, admittedly a small sample, however; he started hot [0.00 era in may] but has struggled in june [4+ era, 1.6+ whip]) and while Andrew Oliver got off to an outstanding start to the year in AAA, he struggled in 2 spot starts for the Tigers and has subsequently been lit up afterwards in AAA (8.63 ERA in 5 AAA june starts).
In essence, I think Jacob Turner is the next plausible option for the Tigers if Furbush does not succeed in the rotation. Anyone else have any thoughts/links on the situation? I've been stashing Turner in a dynasty league, and have thought about dropping him to use his roster spot for a major league pitcher, but with the Tigers abandoning the Coke experiment, I think Turner's promotion could come sooner than later.
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