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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Scouting Report Justin Turner

Justin Turner - #2
26 years old
6th Professional Season (21 MLB games)
6'0" 210 pounds
Bats R/Throws R

To check out the brief scouting report on Justin Turner when the Mets claimed him from the Orioles in 2010, click here
The Good: He has been described as a 'right-handed Daniel Murphy'.  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.  His minor league stats for 2010 in over 100 games: .316/.374/.487.
The Bad: Average defender. His career high is 12 home runs; he's more of a singles/doubles hitter.

Role: He is a long-shot in the 2B competition, but he work his way into the conversation if Emaus doesn't work out and Turner is hitting well in AAA.
Has Valdespin past Turner in their long-term plans?

1 comment:

  1. Castillo being released is a bit surprising, but he was not part of the plan moving forward (as noted on here already). I am surprised the Mets are eating the money but I have to give them credit for making a tough decision that will hopefully lead to this ship getting back on track.

    Mr. Murphy and Mr. Esmus (or however you spell it), good luck. Everybody will be watching. Met fans will be fine for a few months since Castillo is gone. If they don't perform though, Mets fans will be complaining about "where is Castillo". I think the two of them can do well enough to be at least adequate.