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amjgt
04-07-2014, 12:48 PM
Full Name: Randy Stuart Turner
Born: 12/27/1991 - 22 years old for 2014 season
Birthplace: Eunice, LA
College: Mississippi
Drafted: Rd 3, Minnesota Twins, 2013
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 230
Bats/Throws: R

2013:
Turner finished out his career at Mississippi by winning the Johnny Bench award, which is given to the best Catcher in College Baseball.

After being drafted and signed by the Twins in June of 2013, Turner was assigned to Elizabethton, the Twins rookie league affiliate.

Turner is widely regarded as a very strong defensive catcher, who's offensive ceiling is still a bit of a question mark.

Turner started his first game of his minor league career on June 21st, Catching for Josh Burris.

Turner did play one game at New Britain (AA) at the end of the year, but almost all of his stats were accumulated at Elizabethton.



Season
Team
G
AB
PA
H
1B
2B
3B
HR
R
RBI
BB
IBB
SO
HBP
SF
SH
GDP
SB
CS
AVG


2013 (http://www.fangraphs.com/minorleaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=15,16,17,18&qual=y&type=0&season=2013&team=0&players=0)
Twins (R) (http://www.fangraphs.com/minorleaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=0&type=0&season=2013&team=131&players=0)
34
121
142
32
24
5
0
3
15
19
12
0
22
4
4
1
1
0
1
.264



2014:
Turner's defensive prowess earned him an invite to Big League Camp, for Spring training in 2014.

His college experience and his defensive acumen has enabled Turner to skip low-A, and start 2014 at High-A, Fort Myers, where he is the primary starting catcher.

amjgt
04-14-2014, 11:15 PM
Turner's first week and a half at Ft Myers has been fairly non-descript

He started off by getting hits in each of his first 5 games, but is 1-12 in the 3 games since.

It all adds up to:
267 AVG
353 OBP
300 SLG
653 OPS

TRex
06-23-2014, 02:49 PM
After Turner got off to a slooooow start, I think everyone assumed he would fulfill the 'terrible' offensive role that was predicted for him (by all but Seth). However, since May 1 he has really turned it around. Not bad for debuting at high-A! He is not old for the league, so how well would he need to hit to make it into the top-15 or so?

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=turner000stu

nicksaviking
06-23-2014, 03:33 PM
so how well would he need to hit to make it into the top-15 or so?



Probably not that well considering how much people love to rate catchers and shortstops. Still he has a lot of work to do. However, to his credit, I'd guess a .313 OBP and .691 OPS is not generally predictive from a pretty darn good 18% K rate. Those numbers will improve if he continues to make contact.