Year drafted: 2009
Selected: 9th overall
Taken over players such as Shelby Miller and Mike Trout (yes, that Mike Trout)
It was just a couple seasons ago that Turner was one of the most praised prospects in all of baseball, being ranked as the 26th best prospect in all of baseball prior to the 2010 season. He seemed to be the real deal and even pitched well for the Tigers, posting a 1-2 record in 6 appearances with Detroit.
Jun 11, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner (33) delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports
But his time in the motor Ciy was cut short as he was traded to the Miami Marlins, along with Rob Brantly, for Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante. He was immediately inserted into Miami’s starting rotation and during the rest of the 2012 season, Turner posted a 3.38 ERA in 42.2 innings of work.
Turner was recently DFA’d on August 5th by the Marlins after posting a 5.97 ERA and a 4-7 record in 20 appearances.
But there’s still hope for the youngster as he was picked up by the Chicago Cubs and added to their 25 man roster.