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Follow the Prospects: Kylin Turnbull
« Topic Start: August 17, 2011, 02:31:40 PM »
Kylin(pronounced Kigh-lin) Turnbull is originally from Oregon, and signed to play college ball at Oregon St if he didn't sign. He turns 22 on 9/12.

He graduated HS in 2008 and decided to attend Santa Barbara(CA) Community College. He was very raw, so the staff thought it best to redshirt him in 2009.

As a reliever in 2010, his line was : 1-2, 4.34era, 18.2ip, 20h, 17/11 K/BB

Scouts saw enough to like, and the White Sox selected him in the 30th round but he chose to return to Santa Barbara.

As a starter in 2011: 5-2 2.47era, 80ip, 69h, 92/17 K/BB

Baseball America ranked him #174 of available prospects for the draft.

Baseball America's scouting report before the draft:
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.

BA's draft day blog:
127. Nationals: Santa Barbara (Calif.) CC LHP Kylin Turnbull. Faded down the stretch but has lean, loose frame at 6-foot-4, 195. Average fastball but has touched 93-94. Average splitter and fringy slider.

John Sickels, Minor League Ball
4) Kylin Turnbull, LHP, Santa Barbara CC: Big projectable lefty put up excellent numbers this year, velocity is average but slider and splitter have potential and his velocity could pick up further. Sleeper pick. Oregon commitment.

He actually signed with Oregon State, not Oregon.

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