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Tigers Prospect Profile #1: Jacob Turner

Turner is #1 for the second straight year

For the second straight season, the Tigers top prospect in the organization is right-hander Jacob Turner. The youngster came into spring camp this season with a chance to win the fifth starter's job in the big league rotation, but a slow starter coupled with tendinitis killed that opportunity. Still, what has the Tigers so excited and optimistic about his future?

Jacob Turner Position: Right-handed Pitcher Height: 6-5 Weight: 210 Born: 5/21/1991 Bats: Right Throws: Right Background After drafting Turner in 2009, the Tigers agreed to a $4.7 million bonus on a Major League contract to get him into the system. Turner signed too late to make his official debut in 2009 and was assigned to West Michigan to start the 2010 season. With the Whitecaps, Turner was... Recommended Stories

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