Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Scouting the Draft 2014: Trea Turner

We started a Scouting the Draft Series during the season, but there were too many other things going on.  We'll try again now that things are quieting down for the offseason.  We started with college LHP Carlos Rodon who will likely go 1-1 to Houston and is an off-the-shelf frontline starter.  If you want to read his Draft Profile, just put his name in the Search function over on the left hand site of this blog.

Rodon's teammate at NC State, SS Trea Turner, is another player who should go in the top 5.  He is a relatively rare college true SS with size and speed who has drawn comparisons to Troy Tulowitzki.  Turner goes 6'1", 175 lbs, B-R, T-R.  Right now, he is on the slender side but has room to fill out to 180-190 lbs.

2013  .368/.455/.553, 7 HR, 30 SB, 38 BB, 31 K in 228 AB.
2012  .336/.432/.459, 5 HR, 57 SB, 41 BB, 38 K in 259 AB.

He is listed as being on the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox roster in the Cape Cod League, but I cannot find any evidence that he actually played.  His excellent K/BB fits right in with recent Giants first round draftees Joe Panik and Christian Arroyo, but he will likely be gone by the time the Giants draft at #14.  I would profile him similar to those two, but with a greater chance to stick at SS and with more speed.

There are links to several videos over on Big League Futures linked to the left.


  1. He played for USA Baseball CNT for the last 2 summers.

  2. It seems baseball ceases to exist today, maybe even the next few days, for Giants fans.

    But it shouldn't be. Lots of work to do this off season to get a championship worthy starting rotation and a couple of other issues.