The numbers may not be as flashy in the power department, but he is a true dynamo at the top of the Dodgers lineup.
Few players in the league show his contact ability, power stroke, speed, and strong defense.
And he doesn’t only put the bat on the ball: he also makes things happen after contact, hitting the ball with authority and earning a lot of hits.
He reached another cool milestone last night.
“Last night, Trea Turner notched a 20-game hit streak for the SECOND time this season. He’s the first player with multiple 20-game hit streaks in the same season since Ichiro in 2001. Ichiro led the Mariners to 116 wins that season and won Rookie of the Year and AL MVP,” ESPN Stats & Info tweeted.
Last night, Trea Turner notched a 20-game hit streak for the SECOND time this season.
He's the first player with multiple 20-game hit streaks in the same season since Ichiro in 2001.
Ichiro led the Mariners to 116 wins that season and won Rookie of the Year and AL MVP. pic.twitter.com/Yxt2czD7P2
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 3, 2022
Two Long Hitting Streaks In The Same Year
Imagine how hard it is to get a hit in 20 consecutive games.
Now, picture yourself doing it two times in the same season.
That’s some amazing hitting ability.
Turner is, after last night’s game, slashing .309/.350/.505 with 17 home runs and 18 stolen bases.
He is actually one RBI away from tying his career-high, with 77 (achieved last year).
The talented shortstop, who came over to Los Angeles in the Max Scherzer trade with the Washington Nationals last year, hasn’t hit below .300 since 2019, and his mark that year was .298.
He is a sure bet to finish any given season among the National League leaders in hits and average, while also contributing speed, power, and defense.
If that’s not valuable, we don’t know what is.