2014 MLB Draft Profile: Trea Turner
from Don Olsen on 6/18/2013
Trea is a slender ideal frame, athletic lean, with decent overall development. He should sit 180-190 pounds as he matures; definitely see a bit more lower half development. He has a little bit of load, with some uplift. This is a minor issue as he has the blend of rhythm and bat speed to make contact concerns die off. Good balance and weight transfer with lower half torque in the swing. Short compact path with good bat head control, drops the barrel with a mistake for pull power at this stage. Shows solid plate coverage, good gap power, stays back on decent breaks, sound approach. He can get a good amount of backspin on pulled balls, so seen power improvements over multiple views this spring. On the paths, I have caught 3.85 – 4.0 down the line and 2.79 – 3.0 from 1st to 2nd. His instinct on the path is already mature, picks a part pitchers timing and triggers quickly. Soft hands, range to left and right is good, arm to carry, footwork around the bag and transfer is sound. He has cleaned up footwork on catch, set, release, but it can be a point of growth in his game.
Carlos Rodon- “Whenever you see a guy like Trea Turner step into the box, sometimes you might be doing something like getting water or going to the bathroom, but if I have to go to the bathroom, I’m not going for that at-bat. I’m gonna stay and watch because it’s going to be something special.
NC State coach Elliott Avent- “He gets on base, and I’ll hear it from our dugout, and I don’t hear that much, but I’ll hear our guys says, ‘Thanks for the triple.’ They have so much confidence in him.”
- 2013 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team
- 2013 Brooks Wallace Award Finalist
- 2013 Baseball America Preseason All-American 1st Team
- 2013 Perfect Game Preseason All-American 1st Team
- 2012 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team
- 2012 NCBWA Freshman All-American
- 2012 Baseball America Freshman All-American
- 2012 ACC All-Tournament Team
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