Trea Turner
Trea Turner
25-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Washington Nationals
10-Day IL
Injury Finger
Est. Return 5/7/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Those passing on Turner fearing he was an injury risk paid the price last season. He was one of only seven players to appear in 162 games on the way to leading the Senior Circuit with 740 PA. He also paced the NL in pilfers with 43, his second straight season with at least 40. Turner's fantasy allure is steals without sacrificing power -- he set a career high with 19 long balls. He's established a high floor; the question is whether he's worthy of a top-10 pick. Keeping in mind Turner didn't miss a game last season, he finished the season just outside the top-10 overall. As such, he'd need to improve on last season's numbers, which will be a chore considering the huge volume of at-bats. The pathway would be a higher batting average, as last season's .314 BABIP was below his career mark. Still, it's a matter of philosophy and roster construction. Steals are one category, and other first rounders contribute elite production in multiple categories. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $3.73 million contract with the Nationals in January of 2019, avoiding arbitration.
Yet to resume throwing
SSWashington Nationals
Finger
April 22, 2019
Turner (finger) has been participating in baseball activities but still hasn't resumed throwing, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
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Turner has progressed to taking groundballs along with other baseball activities, although he'll need to begin throwing in the near future if he has any shot of returning by his original 4-to-6 week time frame. Washington has yet to issue a firm timetable for his activation at this point.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+414%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+6%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+33%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .752 293 46 4 30 20 .275 .352 .401
Since 2017vs Right .785 909 136 28 92 73 .278 .340 .446
2019vs Left 5.000 1 1 1 1 0 1.000 1.000 4.000
2019vs Right .973 14 3 1 3 4 .308 .357 .615
2018vs Left .796 189 30 3 24 14 .287 .370 .425
2018vs Right .748 551 73 16 49 29 .266 .335 .412
2017vs Left .630 103 15 0 5 6 .245 .311 .319
2017vs Right .836 344 60 11 40 40 .296 .346 .491
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Since 2017
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+9%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .819 600 94 18 66 51 .290 .366 .453
Since 2017Away .737 602 88 14 56 42 .264 .319 .417
2019Home 1.257 15 4 2 4 4 .357 .400 .857
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home .796 367 53 10 42 23 .282 .366 .430
2018Away .724 373 50 9 31 20 .261 .323 .402
2017Home .824 218 37 6 20 24 .299 .362 .462
2017Away .756 229 38 5 25 22 .270 .314 .442
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How does Trea Turner compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.20
 
BB Rate
6.7%
 
K Rate
33.3%
 
BABIP
.429
 
ISO
.500
 
AVG
.357
 
OBP
.400
 
SLG
.857
 
OPS
1.257
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Can we please stop the "Turner doesn't have the track record to be a first-rounder" nonsense? If you want to argue injury-risk, OK, you have a point... maybe. However, there's no denying that Turner's skills are elite. He deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Billy Hamilton and Dee Gordon with respect to steals, while hitting well more than twice as many homers as them, combined. Double-digit homers with at least 50 steals is first-round material, especially since his contact rate and groundball proclivity portend a fantasy-friendly batting average. That brings us to health. In 2015, his first full season as a professional, Turner played 142 games, most at Double- and Triple-A before appearing in 27 with the Nationals. In 2016, he played 156 contests, split between Triple-A and the majors. If you want to avoid a first-round talent because he was hit by a pitch in late June, costing him about two months, that's your prerogative.
Turner didn't have anything more to prove in the minors, but the Nationals sent him back to Syracuse anyway so he could hit .302/.370/.471 in 331 at-bats with 25 steals before finally getting a long-overdue promotion. If he was frustrated by his slow progress up the ladder, he took it out on opposing pitchers. While his .342 batting average was the product of an unsustainable .391 BABIP, his contact rates and batting averages have always been excellent, and 33 steals in 73 big league games isn't out of line with his minor league theatrics on the basepaths. The real surprise was the power he flashed at the highest level. After hitting just 19 home runs in 268 minor league games, Turner slugged 13 in 73 games with Washington. If that power proves to be even partially sustainable (and his 16.7 percent HR/FB rate, while high, wasn't outrageous), the Nats suddenly find themselves with a 23-year-old five-category shortstop, and a future pillar of the franchise.
Acquired from the Padres in the three-team deal that sent Steven Souza to the Rays, Turner immediately became the Nationals' shortstop of the future, a future that might begin as soon as 2016 with Ian Desmond leaving in free agency. The 13th overall pick in the 2014 draft, Turner's plus-plus wheels are his major selling point, but his line drive swing produces excellent contact and his plate discipline should allow him to stick as a leadoff hitter. The Nats still have Danny Espinosa as a stop-gap at shortstop, so they don't need to rush Turner, but with Denard Span also on his way out the door they have a need at the top of the batting order as well as at shortstop that Turner could fill admirably if he reaches his full potential. An impressive showing in spring training could land him in the Opening Day starting lineup, but even if the team decides to delay his arbitration clock, his stay at Triple-A this year should be a brief one.
A former college teammate of highly coveted lefty Carlos Rodon, Turner closed out a three-year career at North Carolina State with a .342/.435/.507 line and 113 stolen bases in 127 attempts over 173 games despite an ankle injury that limited his impact as a basestealer during his sophomore campaign. Speed is easily Turner's best tool and he's an 80-grade runner, while his bat and plate discipline should be good enough for him to develop into a leadoff hitter at the big league level down the road. Defensively, Turner shifted to shortstop after the 2013 season for the Wolfpack, and it's believed that he has the footwork necessary to stick at short as he advances, and the arm strength necessary to handle third base if it's decided he's a better fit there. Upon signing, Turner went 23-for-27 as a basestealer at short-season Eugene and Low-A Fort Wayne, while toting an impressive .369/.447/.529 line over 46 contests at the latter stop. Turner was named as the player to be named later in the Will Myers trade, but won't join the Nationals until next June due to a technicality. His 2015 status may be murky as a result, but he's seen as a potential impact player when he finally starts playing for his new organization.
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Remains without clear timetable
SSWashington Nationals
Finger
April 17, 2019
Turner has been doing whatever baseball activities he can without using his broken index finger, but he remains without a clear timetable, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
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Could return in 4-to-6 weeks
SSWashington Nationals
Finger
April 9, 2019
Turner's tentative timeline to recover from his broken finger is 4-to-6 weeks, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
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Move to IL official
SSWashington Nationals
Finger
April 3, 2019
The Nationals placed Turner (finger) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
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Suffers broken finger
SSWashington Nationals
Finger
April 2, 2019
Turner was diagnosed with a broken right index finger after Tuesday's loss to the Phillies, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.
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Heading for X-rays
SSWashington Nationals
Finger
April 2, 2019
Turner will undergo X-rays on his finger after being struck by a pitch Tuesday against the Phillies, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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