Trea Turner, Infield, Washington Nationals, #7
Date of Birth: 6/30/1993
Birthplace: Boynton Beach, Florida
College: North Carolina State University
Trea Turner, infielder for the Washington Nationals, was first drafted in 2011 by the Pittsburgh Pirates but he opted instead for college. Three years later, he signed with the San Diego Padres. He was included in a trade to the Nationals on December 19, 2014, but MLB rules didn't allow the trade to go through until June 14, 2015.
As a minor league player from 2014 through 2015, Turner had 236 hits, 42 stolen bases, 78 RBIs, 164 strikeouts to 73 walks, and a .322 batting average in 185 games. He joined the Nationals for 27 games in 2015 and he had 9 hits.
Turner played in 73 games with the Nationals in 2016. He had an impressive half season with the Nationals, finishing with 105 hits, 14 doubles, 8 triples, 13 home runs, 33 stolen bases, 40 RBIs, and a .342 batting average. He continued to excel in the postseason, batting .318 with 7 hits in 22 at-bats in 5 games. Defensively, during the regular season, he played 30 games at second base, 2 games at shortstop, and 45 games in center field.