2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Justin Turner
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Justin Turner to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
At a time when fantasy owners scramble to insulate their team’s batting average, Justin Turner provides a perfect salvo at a reduced price point entering 2020. Of course, his inability to stay on the field contributes to his depressed cost logging 372 games over the last three seasons (124 games played average). However, within this sample of three years, Turner owns a robust .308/.396/.517 slash line in 1,533 plate appearances with 217 runs, 62 home runs, 191 RBI and 11 stolen bases. Pretty solid baseline of statistics.
Last year, Turner appeared in 135 games scoring 80 runs with 27 home runs, 67 RBI, two stolen bases and a .290/.372/.509 slash. He traded some discipline for power reducing his contact rate by 4.1 percent but registering a career best home run per fly ball percentage of 17 percent fueling his surge. In fact, 2019 ended with Turner on fire reaching base in 20 of his last 26 contests resulting in 10 home runs, 17 RBI and a .312/.387/.656 line in them. Of course,...