The 29-year-old star, one of the main actors in the Washington Nationals’ 2019 World Series win, will become a free agent after the Fall Classic, and he is putting up some insane numbers.
His season performance has been magnificent, but if we extend the search for the last 162 games (to include portions of 2021 and 2022), we will find some historically great numbers.
“Trea Turner has played 162 games with the Dodgers: 208 H, 110 R, 28 HR, 47 2B, 109 RBI, 31 SB, 142 wRC+, 7.1 fWAR, .318/.359/.524/.883. He’s the 5th player in MLB history to have a 162-game stretch with those first 6 categories,” Dodgers insider Blake Harris tweeted.
Trea Turner has played 162 games with the Dodgers
He's the 5th player in MLB history to have a 162-game stretch with those first 6 categories pic.twitter.com/jbO6rAWVYp
— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) August 12, 2022
The Dodgers acquired Turner before last year’s deadline, in the same deal that netted them ace Max Scherzer.
A True Star
Ever since coming over from Washington, he has been a true star for the Blues.
Turner represents the rare breed of player that can do absolutely anything on the field: he can hit for a high average, he has power that results in both doubles and home runs, he has blazing speed, and plays a fantastic shortstop.
He is the complete package for a contending team, and he is not even 30, so he should have several years left of his prime.
The thing is that he will be very, very expensive, perhaps commanding more than $200 million.
The player has expressed his desire to stay in Los Angeles, and the Dodgers would very much love if that happened.
They seem like a functional marriage, but once he enters the market, everyone will be able to make a play.
The bidding will start soon.