- Full name Gavin Daniel Turley
- Born 11/12/2003 in American Fork, UT
- Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Hamilton
Drafted in the 19th round (558th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2022.
View Draft ReportTurley is among the toolsiest players in the 2022 class. He’s turned in double-plus run times in the 60-yard dash, he produced the third-best exit velocity (103 mph) in workouts at Perfect Game’s National showcase and he put on a show in batting practice at Area Code Games, with an in-game no-doubt homer to left for good measure. He showed impressive bat speed and extension, with easy plus power now. His home run at Area Codes was against an 89 mph fastball and came off his bat at 104 mph, with an estimated 429-foot distance. When Turley is making contact, he looks like a future star, but he has trouble making contact consistently. He’s shown a questionable approach and will expand the zone and make poor swing decisions, and he also needs to improve his contact and recognition of breaking stuff. Turley has also played a lot of corner outfield, which will make some teams skeptical, though he has more than enough speed to handle center field and has shown impressive jumps and athleticism as well. Turley is committed to Oregon State but has talent that fits among the top three rounds if a team thinks it can develop him as a hitter.