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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Scouting Report 40-man roster, 2B Justin Turner

Justin Turner

25 years old
5th Professional Season (17 games MLB past two years)
5'11" 200 pounds
Bats R/Throws R

The Good: He has a great attitude and willingness to play any where. Was a 7th round pick out of Cal St Fullerton in 2006 (previously drafted by the Yankees in the 29th round). He's not a power hitter, but he has shown the ability to hit for average (Career .300 hitter in the minors). Has a strong platoon split; he hits LHP well (.372 in 2008).

The Bad: Average defender; doesn't profile as more than an average/replacement level utility player. Comp player: Anderson Hernandez.

Role: Gives the Mets more organization depth at middle infield (R Tejeda, R Havens) and maybe a platoon split with Daniel Murphy if Murph is being groomed for a utility/2B job for next year?

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