‘PHI big smile’ Turner continues the momentum of ‘WBC home run king’

Last winter, the Philadelphia Phillies, who invested $300 million in 11 years in Trey Turner (30), a shortstop who qualified as a free agent (FA) player, are smiling big.

Philadelphia held a 2023 demonstration game against the Toronto Blue Jays at TD Ball Park in Dunedin, Florida, USA on the 28th (hereinafter Korean time). 안전놀이터

On this day, Turner, who started as Philadelphia’s number one shortstop, led the team to victory with 2 hits, 2 RBIs and 1 run in 3 at-bats, including a 2-run homer. Philadelphia’s 5-2 win.

Turner recorded a batting average of 0.524, 2 home runs, 7 RBIs, 5 runs, 11 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.524 OPS of 1.381 in 7 demonstration games up to this day.

In particular, Turner drove in 6 hits (2 home runs) and 4 RBIs in 3 games played after the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) was over. As a result, the hitting score soared.

Turner showed a surprising performance in the last 6 WBC games with a batting average of 0.391, 5 home runs, 11 RBI, 6 runs, 9 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.440 and an OPS of 1.483.

In other words, Turner is continuing the momentum of the WBC to the exhibition match. This is expected to have a good impact on the 2023 season, which starts on the 31st.

Turner, who will be in his 9th year in the major leagues, recorded a batting average of 0.298, 21 home runs, 100 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of 0.343 OPS of 0.809 in 160 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers last year.

What Philadelphia wants from Turner is more than 150 appearances and a hit like the last 2021 season. At that time, Turner won the batting average and most hits titles.

Also, with his fast feet, one of the best in the major leagues, Turner is a shortstop and shows a wide range of defense. However, catches and throws tend to be uneasy.

But Turner is at the top of the major leagues in base running. His quick feet and excellent sliding allows him to steal bases at any time.

In particular, according to the revised regulations from the 2023 season, the increase in base size and restrictions in check are expected to be very advantageous to Turner.Attention is focusing on whether Turner, who led the American batting line in the last WBC with an amazing sense of hitting, will be able to play a leading role in front of Bryce Harper as Philadelphia hopes.