Jacob Turner
RP WSH
1 week ago

Turner has given up seven runs in 11 innings of relief since his last start May 17.

EDGE Analysis

While the season ERA of 4.41 isn't opening any eyes, it's been about as good as the Nationals could have hoped for after his ERA was over six in each of the last two seasons. His fastball is up to a career high 95 MPH, but the velocity hasn't translated into strikeouts as he is only averaging 5.2 per nine innings. Despite making his big league debut in 2011, Turner is still only 26 years old, suggesting the former first-round pick still has a chance to turn his career around, but expecting a huge improvement sometime this season is probably a stretch.

Jacob Turner
RP WSH
1 month ago

Turner (2-3) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over one inning during Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Turner was bumped to the bullpen to make room for Joe Ross to start Tuesday, and Ross spun a gem. Turner's current prospects of returning to the rotation look slim, and in the majority of virtual settings, long relievers aren't able to move the fantasy needle. Turner's 4.37 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 6.0 K/9 don't jump off the page, either.

Jacob Turner
RP WSH
1 month ago

Turner won't be in line to start Tuesday against the Mariners with the Nationals planning to call up Joe Ross from Triple-A Syracuse to take the hill for that contest, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After entering the rotation last Wednesday as the Nationals' fifth starter, Turner looked to be in line for a two-start week, but that's no longer on the table with the impending promotion of Ross. Manager Dusty Baker has yet to formally declare that Turner will move back to a long-relief role, so if Ross scuffles in his return to the big club, Turner could be asked to step back into the rotation over the weekend against the Padres.

Jacob Turner
RP WSH
1 month ago

Turner (2-2) gave up three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out just one batter in 5.1 innings against the Pirates on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

He also hit a batter. All in all, Turner was lucky to get away with just three runs on his ledger after falling apart in the sixth inning, when he allowed all his runs. The nearly 26-year-old righty has had an unusual season; he posted a strong start against the Rockies at Coors Field right after being called up, then looked decent in the bullpen, and now he's faded late against a struggling offense, seemingly tiring early upon returning to the rotation. Turner's history of posting awful K/BB ratios makes this start all the more troubling. It's not yet clear whether he'll hold on to his rotation spot, but if he does, he'll be lined up to start Tuesday against Seattle.

Jacob Turner
RP WSH
1 month ago

Turner will draw the start Wednesday against the Pirates, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Nationals' No. 5 starter slot in flux, Turner will get the call to make his second start of the season Wednesday. The 25-year-old allowed three runs over six frames, while adding six strikeouts during his previous start against the Rockies at Coors Field on April 24. He'll get a slightly easier test this time around, as Pittsburgh's offense has posted the third-worst OPS against right-handed pitching this season.

Jacob Turner
RP WSH
2 months ago

Turner will not start Thursday and is expected to remain in the bullpen for now, MASN's Mark Zuckerman reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was expected to get the start Thursday against the Orioles, but A.J. Cole will in fact get another start after he logged a quality start against the Phillies last weekend. Neither pitcher should be expected to pitch particularly well while they are occupying the No. 5 starter spot with Joe Ross working on some things at Triple-A, so this ongoing competition should only affect those in very deep leagues.

Jacob Turner
RP WSH
2 months ago

Despite his Wednesday relief appearance, Turner is still planned to be in the Nationals rotation moving forward, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Turner will still take the spot that belonged to the recently demoted Joe Ross, but the Nats haven't revealed when that will be. We'll have more when Washington confirms its rotation alignment in the coming days.

Jacob Turner
RP WSH
2 months ago

Turner is unlikely to make his scheduled spot start Friday after pitching in relief Wednesday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Turner was initially expected to take Joe Ross' turn in the Nationals' rotation, the 25-year-old tossed 54 pitches across four scoreless innings of relief Wednesday, essentially ruling him out as Friday's starter against the Phillies. A.J. Cole is now expected to make the start, while Turner should continue to provide length out of the bullpen for the time being.

Jacob Turner
RP WSH
2 months ago

Turner (1-0) allowed just two hits over four scoreless relief innings while striking out four batters to collect his first win of the season Wednesday against Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

The once-coveted prospect has never been able to put it all together at highest level and owns a 5.21 ERA through 54 career starts. Turner was expected to start against the Phillies on Saturday, so there's a chance that Wednesday's 54-pitch outing alters Washington's upcoming rotation plans. While there are currently a few too many unknowns surrounding Turner to warrant much fantasy attention in most settings, he's certainly an arm to keep tabs on. The Nationals are built to contend, and talented pitchers on good ball clubs are always of interest.

Jacob Turner
RP WSH
2 months ago

Turner will enter the Nationals rotation and is expected to make his second start of the season Saturday against the Phillies, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Turner made a spot start in Colorado last week when Stephen Strasburg was on the paternity list and acquitted himself well, surrendering three runs over six innings while striking out six batters and walking none. He was sent back to the bullpen when Strasburg returned to action later in the week, but it now appears Turner may receive a longer trial in a starting role with the Nationals banishing the struggling Joe Ross to Triple-A Syracuse. The team still intends to develop Ross as a starter and remains hopeful that he'll reemerge as a rotation option after ironing things out in the minors, but if Turner performs well in his subsequent outings, he could change the Nationals' plans. Over 330.1 career innings in the big leagues, Turner owns a 5.09 ERA and 1.50 WHIP, so it's difficult to forecast much success for him as he joins the rotation.