Spencer Turnbull Signs with Detroit Tigers - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Spencer Turnbull Signs with Detroit Tigers

Posted: Updated:
  • SPORTS</FONT></b></TD><TD WIDTH="70" VALIGN="middle" NOWRAP><b><A HREF="/Global/category.asp?C=1191"><FONT STYLE="FONT-FAMILY:Verdana,Arial; FONT-SIZE:11px; COLOR:#000000; text-decoration: underline;">more >></FONT></A>SPORTSMore>>

  • AUM mascot Curtiss the Warhawk wins national awards

    AUM mascot Curtiss the Warhawk wins national awards

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:35:39 GMT
    AUM mascot Curtiss the Warhawk was awarded Best Up and Coming Program for the second year in a row at the Universal Cheerleading Association's Collegiate Camp held at the University of Alabama on JulyMore >>
    AUM mascot Curtiss the Warhawk was awarded Best Up and Coming Program for the second year in a row at the Universal Cheerleading Association's Collegiate Camp held at the University of Alabama on JulyMore >>
  • Auburn football to face Clemson in 2016 and 2017

    Auburn football to face Clemson in 2016 and 2017

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:44:53 GMT
    Auburn Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs announced on Wednesday Auburn and Clemson have agreed to play a football home-and-home series in 2016 and 2017.These series will begin with Auburn hosting ClemsonMore >>
    Auburn Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs announced on Wednesday Auburn and Clemson have agreed to play a football home-and-home series in 2016 and 2017.More >>
  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:14:50 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...More >>
    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...More >>

From UA Sports Information:

After being selected in the second round of the 2014 First-year MLB Draft, Spencer Turnbull signed a professional contract with the Detroit Tigers on Friday morning.

Turnbull, who was the 63rd overall pick in this year's draft, will report to the Lakeland, Florida to start his professional career.  He will then head to Norwich, Conn., to join the single-A affiliate in the New York-Penn League.

As a junior, Turnbull finished the 2014 season with a 5-7 record with a 2.22 ERA. He had 61 strikeouts, while holding opponents to a .192 batting average, allowing just 61 hits in a team-high 93.1 innings pitched.

In his three-year career at Alabama, Turnbull took the mound in 45 games including 40 times as a starter. He has a 3.54 career ERA after posting a 5.60 ERA as a freshman and a 3.70 ERA in 2013. Turnbull appeared in 236.1 innings, recording 157 strikeouts while allowing opponents to hit .245 against him.  

With Turnbull's selection as the 63rd pick in the 2014 MLB draft, he is the highest drafted crimson Tide player since 2006 when Wade LeBlanc was selected in the second round by the San Diego Padres with the 61st overall pick. Alabama has now had a player selected in each of the last 36 MLB drafts, dating back to 1979.

Powered by WorldNow