Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Draft Focus: Trea Turner

Frankie Piliere        
Photo: NC State

Every weekday leading up to the 2014 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.




Trea Turner Perfect Game profile

Position:  SS
Height:  6-1
Weight:  171
Bats/Throws:  R-R
Birthdate: June 30, 1993
College:  NC State
Hometown:  Lake Worth, Fla.
Previously Drafted:  Pirates '11 (20)
Projected Draft Round:  1

If you’d like to get an idea of just how highly valued shortstops are, just take a look at Deven Marrero in the 2012 draft. By most accounts, Marrero had a disappointing junior season at Arizona State University, but the Red Sox still took him with the 24th overall pick in the first round. There were very serious doubts about his ability to swing the bat at the next level, but the fact that none of those doubts existed about his ability at shortstop was the reason he was still a first round draft pick. So, let’s this serve as a preface to discussing Trea Turner, who has more mild questions about his bat, and is a plus defender at the position.


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