Trea Turner Makes Baseball America’s All-Rookie Team

Oct 1, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals center fielder Trea Turner (7) steals second base ahead of the tag of Miami Marlins center fielder Yefri Perez (77) in the eighth inning at Nationals Park. The Nationals won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Baseball America released their MLB All-Rookie Team, and former NC State standout Trea Turner was named to the team.

2B Trea Turner • Nationals

The Nationals installed Danny Espinosa at shortstop this season to improve their defensive efficiency, but the move blocked Turner, a lifelong shortstop and the organization’s top position prospect. Talent eventually won the day. Turner arrived from Triple-A Syracuse on July 10 with the ability to play two secondary positions: center field (44 starts in the majors) and second base (25 starts). He quickly established himself as a lineup fixture in Washington with his blazing speed and surprising power, and he hits the ball hard consistently enough to maintain a high batting average.

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
307 53 105 14 8 13 40 14 59 33 6 .342 .370 .567 .937

C: Gary Sanchez, Yankees
1B: Tommy Joseph, Phillies
2B: Trea Turner, Nationals
SS: Corey Seager, Dodgers
3B: Ryon Healy, Athletics
CF: Tyler Naquin, Indians
OF: David Dahl, Rockies
OF: Nomar Mazara, Rangers
DH: Trevor Story, Rockies
SP: Tyler Anderson, Rockies
SP: Jon Gray, Rockies,
SP: Michael Fulmer, Tigers
SP: Kenta Maeda, Dodgers
SP: Steven Matz, Mets
RP: Chris Devenski, Astros

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