Detroit Tigers announce prospects added to 40-man roster ahead of Rule 5 draft
Turnbull could also find himself in the Majors sometime in the near future. A second-round draft choice in 2014, the starter has been limited by injuries at times, but bounced back in 2017 to join Moreno with Erie.
All told, the right-hander pitched to a 3.70 ERA, a 1.188 WHIP and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings in 112 innings spanning 21 starts. At each one of his three stops this season, Turnbull’s FIP checked in below 3.40.
The other three prospects added to the 40-man roster all finished the season at Advanced-A Lakeland.
Soto, Jimenez and Alcantara
Soto, a starting pitcher, struck out 10.5 batters per nine frames. He notched identical 2.25 ERAs with both Single-A West Michigan and Lakeland.
Long-term, the hard-throwing southpaw could factor into the Detroit Tigers rotation picture.
Jimenez also pitched for the Whitecaps and Flying Tigers last season. A right-handed reliever, Jimenez notched a 2.13 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 50.2 innings. He finished 20 games, registering 12 saves and a 1.125 WHIP in the process.
Rounding out the group is Sergio Alcantara, who was acquired in the J.D. Martinez trade July. A slick-fielding shortstop, Alcantara hit .266 with a .334 on-base percentage, a .339 slugging percentage and a .673 OPS in 521 plate appearances for Arizona’s Advanced-A affiliate in Visalia and Lakeland.
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He chipped in with 62 runs scored, 35 RBI, 19 doubles, 15 stolen bases, three triples and three home runs.