Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:40 PM
Turner signed quickly for a below-slot $550k.
As is the Twins typical style, they drafted a catcher in Turner who earns rave reviews for what he can do defensively. Everything you want in a defensive catcher, Turner offers including an arm that threw out nearly half would-be basestealers with a pop time under 1.9 seconds.
Despite finishing with a batting average of .389 that placed him third in college baseball's most competitive conference, questions remain about Turner's swing. The Twins believed enough in his hit-tool to make him a 3rd round pick.
The likelihood is that Turner will begin his season with the E-town Twins, but Turner has what it takes to be the first position player from the 2013 to make the jump to full-season ball, potentially helping Cedar Rapids in their question for a Midwest League Title.
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:12 PM
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:33 PM
How can his "hit tool" be that bad? He almost batted .400! Good lord. Sometimes I think these scouts overthink this crap.
College numbers mean very little, if anything, when looking at future big league success. The over all talent levels are just too different. This is why scouts look at tools. If people thought Turner was going to hit he wouldn't have made it to the third round.
Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:12 PM
Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:21 PM
He is one of the players that has really delayed my updated prospect list.
Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:28 PM
Maybe the 3base bag gets torn and we use Drew as the new bag?