Stuart Turner, Catcher, Cincinnati Reds, #32
Date of Birth: 12/27/1991
Birthplace: Eunice, Louisiana
College: University of Mississippi
Current Salary: $535,000
Stuart Turner, catcher for the Cincinnati Reds, was a top player at the University of Mississippi. In 2013, he won the Johnny Bench award as the best catcher in the NCAA division I. That year, he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins. He played in the Twins' minor league system from 2013 through 2016.
The Reds claimed Turner off waivers on December 8, 2016.
Batting statistics for Turner as a minor league player from 2013 through 2016 include:
- 323 games played
- 265 hits
- 56 doubles
- 137 RBIs
- 225 strikeouts to 123 walks
- .241 batting average
Fielding statistics for Turner as a catcher in the minor leagues from 2013 through 2016 include:
- 300 games played
- 203 assists
- 2,112 putouts
- 17 errors
- .360 caught stealing percentage
- .993 fielding percentage
Turner was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was in seventh grade.