Former NC State (and current Washington Nationals) SS, Trea Turner, is having what has become a historic season.
So why hasn’t there been more hype around the 25-year-old?
Well, last year in an injury-shortened season (412 ABs), Turner was on an even torrid pace. He batted .284, hit 11 HRs and stole 46 bases. That was coming off a 2016 season where, in just 324 ABs he hit an insane .342 with 33 HRs and 33 steals.
Those type of numbers have made some see his 2018 numbers as a sort of letdown.
After last night’s big game (2-5, HR, 3 RBIs) Turner is hitting .268 with 15 HRs in 504 ABs. He’s also stolen 32 bases. While he’s shown a better pace in the past, the current pace is actually good enough to land him in the MLB record books.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 19, 2018
Trea Turner is already showing historic power/speed combo numbers, but his past numbers show, this might just be the beginning of what is possible for the young SS.