Fans hoping to see a glimpse of Detroit Tigers No. 1 prospect Jacob Turner at the Triple-A level this year will be forced to wait a day, as rain postponed Sunday's tilt between Toledo and Gwinnett until Monday.
The game will be made up as the first of a doubleheader on Monday in the early evening, with Turner slated to start the opening game at 5:05 pm ET. Turner, who posted a 1.66 ERA with 17 strikeouts in 21.2 innings with Single-A Lakeland, was in the running for the No. 5 starter role with the Tigers in Spring Training before begin shut down with shoulder tendonitis.
The 6-foot-5, 210 pound Turner was the No. 9 overall pick in 2009, and has been ranked as the No. 1 prospect in Detroit's system by Baseball America from the moment he signed. Despite an extremely-high 8.53 ERA in three appearances in the majors a year ago, optimism remains high around the Tigers' organization that Turner still has 'future staff ace' written all over him. Despite his immense talents, he is still just 20 years old (he turns 21 on May 21st) and might be a year or two away from a full-time gig in Motown.