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One of the more popular arms in the Tigers farm system is Jacob Turner.
There is no doubt that Turner has the ability to be a fantastic pitcher in the years to come, and he may be well on his way to showing that potential with Detroit very soon.
In his one appearance with the big club, Turner threw five innings of one-run baseball while only giving up four hits to a very good St. Louis ball club.
As he continues to improve his mechanics, his path to Detroit will become more and more clear. Turner is continually improving his game, which makes him one of the biggest assets that Detroit currently holds.
It has also been stated that since Jacob Turner is progressing at such a fast rate, he may be well on his way to earning a spot in the rotation for the 2013 season. This is because Rick Porcello, being primarily a ground ball pitcher, may become expendable playing with a supporting cast that struggles defensively and could quickly become a vital trade piece if necessary.
Detroit has a farm system that is deep with pitching prospects, and Jacob Turner is one of the best in the nation.
Fans may see Turner in the big league sooner rather than later if something unexpected occurs with one of the pitchers currently in the starting rotation.
However, barring something unforeseen, expect to see Turner get a legitimate shot at the rotation in 2013, and he will definitely make the most of it.