After coming across Turnbow's name in the SI article on Attanasio, I got to thinking what my expectations are for him in the future.
My very first impression was the true comeback story. Something along the lines of Turnbow pitching decent enough in AAA to allow himself to be included on the 25 man roster for the p-offs. You know what I mean, the true "cinderella story" where he figures it out, makes his way back to the team, and does something spectacular to earn his place in Brewers lore. I believe this idea came from the fact that he hadn't had any glaring BB-loaded appearances, that I had noticed in recent memory, and that I generally want the underdog to succeed.
Being the semi-knowledgeable baseball fan that I perceive myself to be, I decided to check his recent stats to determine if he was in fact on the road back. The first thing I noticed was the 1 ER in the 4.1 IP from June 23 to July 9th, encouraging right? Sadly, then I saw his most recent outing on June 12th, .1 IP, 1 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 0 SO. That line has me a little worried that we may have seen the last of the Turnbow we love. I'm not sure if there is minor leauge pitch f/x, but I would love to find out what is going on with a pitcher like Turnbow. There are obvious times when Turnbow is lights out, but then there are those obvious times when he is more wild than a cricket on coke. Maybe dixie already has data on Turnbow that reveals what he does/doesn't do in his good/bad appearences (which I apologize if I'm not aware of it), but I would love to know what is going on. Anyway, my main goal throughout this rambling post is to get a pulse on everyone's expectations of Turnbow from here on out. Feel free to elaborate on your poll selection
What are your expectations for Derrick Turnbow?
Washed Up HGH user who has seen his finest days gone (i.e. out of baseball in a few short years) (23 votes)
Chronically wild-challenged pitcher whom caught fire, but whose flame has now burned out (i.e. will toil in the minors for years trying to regain that lightning in a bottle) (73 votes)
Talented pitcher that has previously harnessed his "fire" and is only a matter of time from doing so again (i.e. only a matter of time before he figures it out and is back on the big stage) (6 votes)
alternative option explained below. (1 vote)
103 total votes