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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Rangers - Signed Turnbow

Texas Rangers - Signed P Oil Can Turnbow to a minor-league contract.

Going onto 4 years since the last time Turnbow was effective, he should be happy that he’s still getting calls.  Turnbow has 3 solid pitches, none of which he has any idea what to do with or any inkling as to where they’re heading.  And a tear in his rotator cuff for which he’s chosen the Todd Stottlemyre “Ignore it and it’ll magically go away” surgical technique, a technique developed over the years by winos with a yellowish tint to their skin.  Absent a miracle, I think I’d rather have hepatitis than Turnbow.

ZiPS Projection - Derrick Turnbow
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        W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA   ERA+
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2009     3   6 53   0   46   45   32   5 50 50 6.26   73
————————————————————————————————-
Top Comps:  Jerry Johnson, Sarge Connally, Bill Zuber, Gene Harris

ERA   %
Top 1/3 1
Mid 1/3 17
Bot 1/3 82

ERA+  %    BB     %
>150   0

<8 0
>

140   0

<10 0
>

130   0

<13 0
>

120   1

<15 0
>

110   5

<18 0
>

100   13

<20 0
>

90   25
>80   44     HR     %
>70   68     <4 44
<5 56
K % <7 77
>46   75     <8 84
>41   87
>36   95
>31   99

(Based on Projected IP)

Dan Szymborski Posted: January 06, 2009 at 06:19 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. flournoy Posted: January 06, 2009 at 07:38 PM (#3044602)
Nice walk ratio.
   2. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: January 06, 2009 at 07:49 PM (#3044621)
The scary thing is that even if he's as bad as ZIPS says, there's still a chance that he'll be more effective than several of the 2008 Ranger relievers.

Kinda like Mark Hendrickson joining the Orioles rotation: sure he sucks, but he's still an improvement over the dreck that he's replacing.
   3. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: January 07, 2009 at 01:37 AM (#3044970)
Apparently he has an 18% chance at being useful. That's not bad at this price.
   4. jwb Posted: January 16, 2009 at 09:02 AM (#3053469)
Nice walk ratio.
It's healthy to lead a balanced life.

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