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Kylin Turnbull

LHP | NationalsWAS
Kylin Turnbull
Name: Kylin L. Turnbull
Born: Sep 12, 1989 in Hillsboro, Ore. USA
College: Santa Barbara (Calif.) JC
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career270.24.461.472.366.28
Drafted in the 4th round (127th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2011 (signed for $325,000)
Turnbull showed up at Santa Barbara as a raw Oregonian and redshirted in 2009. The White Sox drafted him in the 30th round last year, and he took a leap forward in 2011, going 5-2, 2.47 with 92 strikeouts and 17 walks in 80 innings and generating third- to fifth-round buzz. He faded a bit down the stretch, whether due to either fatigue or pressure. Lean and loose at 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, Turnbull does a good job working downhill with his fastball and maintaining his arm slot. He typically works in the 88-91 mph range but has touched 93-94 this spring. His command was poor in his final outing during the state playoffs, and he settled into the 87-88 mph range after topping out at 91 early. He flashes an average split-finger at 80-84 mph and a fringy slider. Sometimes he'll throw it harder and it can be an out pitch that flashes plus, but other times it gets bigger and slower. Scouts are intrigued by Turnbull's fresh arm, size and stuff, but his inconsistent command is a concern. He's committed to Oregon.
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