Spencer Turnbull
Spencer Turnbull


Madison, Miss.

High School:
Madison Central

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 230





99 Alabama Student-Athletes Named to SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

The Crimson Tide was one of three schools with 95 or more honorees


Spencer Turnbull Signs Contract with Detroit Tigers

Turnbull to forego senior season after being drafted in the second round


Spencer Turnbull Selected in Second Round of 2014 MLB Draft

Turnbull selected by the Detroit Tigers with the 63rd overall pick


The Battle Plan

Seventeen of our teams posted scores that were above the national average in their respective sports for the figures that cover the four-year period from the 2008-09 through 2012-13 school years.


No. 8 Baseball Travels to South Carolina for Pivotal SEC Series

Crimson Tide battles Gamecocks in series between top-10 teams


Spencer Turnbull Press Conference

Spencer Turnbull Press Conference


Saint Louis Series Recap

Saint Louis Series Recap


Spencer Turnbull on Opening Day

Spencer Turnbull on Opening Day


2013 Scout Day

2013 Scout Day

Career Awards
2013 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
SEC Freshman of the Week, April 30, 2012

Sophomore (2013)
Selected to the 2013 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll ... posted an overall record of 4-3 with a 3.75 ERA ... all 15 appearances came in a starting role and his 15 starts tied for 11th most in the SEC (second on the team) ... also was second on the team with 90.0 innings pitched and recorded 51 strikeouts ... logged eight "quality starts" ... in nine SEC starts, posted a 3.07 ERA and a .275 opponent batting average ... only 1-of-13 attempted base-stealers were successful against him ... finished eighth in the SEC with 24 batters struck out looking ... stood to get the win against No. 26 Troy in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional after throwing six innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on five hit with six strikeouts (matching his season high), but he did not factor into the decision ... also did not get a decision after throwing 6.2 innings and allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits with six walks and four strikeouts against No. 18 Mississippi (5.23) in the SEC Tournament ... gave his team a chance to win with a 5.1-inning outing at No. 1 Vanderbilt (5.17) but had yet another no-decision, despite allowing only two runs on seven hits and four walks ... struck out three and used a total of 97 pitches in that outing against the Commodores ... forced to take a no-decision in his second nine-inning performance of the season, versus No. 2 LSU (4.20), posting a quality start after allowing only three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks ... struck out four of the 36 LSU batters he faced and threw a season-high 120 total pitches ... had another no-decision despite a quality start at No. 18 Mississippi (4.14), throwing six innings and allowing two runs on six hits and four walks ... pitched his third straight game without allowing a run in his win versus No. 9 Arkansas (4.6) ... allowed five Razorback hits and two walks in seven scoreless innings and struck out four batters on 101 total pitches ... threw his first career shutout to earn the victory at Auburn (3.30), allowing four hits and three walks while striking out four over the full nine innings ... that performance was the first solo shutout for Alabama since March 25, 2011 ... improved to 2-0 in SEC play after holding Georgia scoreless for seven innings, when he struck out five, walked two and allowed five hits to help Alabama post its first shutout of the season ... gave the Tide a quality start in his first SEC start of the year versus Tennessee (3.17), when he allowed one run in seven innings ... tied his career high in strikeouts (6) in the series finale against Tulane (3.3) ... took the loss after throwing 6.0 innings in a 3-0 Alabama defeat to Florida Atlantic (2.24), despite giving the Tide a quality start but receiving no run support ... yielded the three FAU runs on eight hits and a walk, with two strikeouts ... allowed three runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks, with a strikeout, in the season opener against VMI.

Freshman (2012)
Named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week on April 30 ... made 15 appearances and 10 starts, including one "quality start" at South Carolina (4.3) ... posted a pair of wins and a 5.60 ERA in 53.0 innings pitched ... one of his wins came during SEC play, in seven appearances and five starts ... recorded 18 strikeouts in 25.1 SEC innings while holding league opponents to a .286 batting average ... gave the Tide 5.2 innings in the series opener against Mississippi State (5.4) but took the loss, after allowing three earned runs on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts ... named the SEC Freshman of the Week on April 30, after throwing 7.0 hitless and scoreless innings against No. 4 South Carolina on April 27 ... in his second career SEC start, threw seven innings of no-hit baseball against the Gamecocks, before lightning halted that game and it was suspended ... allowed no SC runs with five strikeouts while walking four and hitting one batter ... won his first career SEC start against Vanderbilt (4.20), allowing no earned runs on six hits, walking two and tying a season high with six strikeouts in 5.1 innings ... in his start against UAB (4.10), allowed two runs on three hits in the first inning but did not allow a run over his next four innings, ultimately giving up no walks with four strikeouts ... started at South Alabama (4.3), throwing 6.0 innings and earning his first career win at Alabama ... threw a scoreless eighth inning against No. 4 Arkansas (3.18) in the series finale, allowing one walk and one hit ... pitched an inning of relief against Oral Roberts (3.11), allowing one hit ... gave the Tide 3.2 innings and suffered the loss against Auburn in the Capital City Classic (3.6), allowing four earned runs on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts ... made his first career start while throwing 5.0 shutout innings against South Alabama (2.28), allowing three hits with four walks and four strikeouts ... threw a scoreless inning in relief against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2.24) ... in his first appearance of the season, threw 3.0 innings while allowing three runs on five hits and a walk, with three strikeouts against Florida Atlantic (2.18).

High School
Lettered three years in baseball at Madison Central High School, as a pitcher and first baseman ... finished his senior season with a .433 batting average, eight home runs and 34 RBI ... posted a 2.03 ERA while holding opponents to a .208 batting average in 2011 ... recorded 69 strikeouts in 41.1 innings pitched as a senior ... had at least 10 strikeouts four times, including 12 in six innings in a 4-0 win over Olive Branch ... registered back-to-back complete games against Warren Central and Oak Grove, recording 10 and 11 strikeouts respectively ... named a preseason Southeast Region Second Team All-American and a Honorable Mention All-American by Perfect Game in 2011 ... helped Madison Central win the 2009 state championship.

Born Spencer Ketcham Turnbull on Sept. 18, 1992, in Demopolis, Ala. ... son of Jim and Missy Turnbull, who is an Alabama graduate ... has two younger sisters, Maggie and Lily ... an education major.