• Full name Trea Vance Turner
  • Born 06/30/1993 in Boynton Beach, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School North Carolina State
  • Debut 08/21/2015
  • Drafted in the 1st round (13th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2014 (signed for $2,900,000).
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    Then-Pirates South Florida area scout Rolando Pino (now with the Red Sox) beat the whole industry on Turner, drafting him in the 21st round in 2011, but he couldn't get Turner signed despite offering him more than $500,000. The Palm Beach County product took Division I baseball by storm in 2012, leading the nation with 55 stolen bases in 59 tries, and Turner has hit 14 home runs the last two seasons, leading N.C. State in homers both years. Hampered by a ankle injury in 2013, he still helped lead the Wolfpack to their first College World Series trip since 1967 along with roommate Carlos Rodon. The ankle injury cost Turner speed last year, but he's back to turning in 70 and 80 times to first base, including 3.45 seconds on a push bunt, and his speed has played more since he moved back to the leadoff spot after hitting third. Turner's swing remains long and sweepy, he struggled with the bat with USA Baseball last summer, and most scouts consider him a bottom-of-the-order candidate as a big league offensive player. His sneaky power gets him in trouble, causing his swing to get big and his approach to be too pull-oriented. His defense at shortstop, however, has improved as he's added strength in the last year. He has plus range, particularly to his left, good hands and a 55 arm sufficient for the play in the hole. If Turner's bat comes around as a pro, he has all-star potential. As it is, he's a tough comparison as a speedy college player who's a true shortstop.

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  • Philadelphia Phillies placed SS Trea Turner on the 10-day injured list. Left hamstring strain.
  • United States activated SS Trea Turner.

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