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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the New York Mets. The steal was his first of the Spring.
Turner managed to steal 35 bases in just 122 games last season, so expectations are high in 2020. There has been some talk that he could bat in the middle of the lineup after the departure of Anthony Rendon in free agency, but he batted in his usual leadoff spot on Saturday.
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Orioles. The double was his third already this Spring.
If Turner can stay healthy this season, he could put up 20 home runs and 40 stolen bases for fantasy owners. The only real question is where he is going to hit in the batting order, leadoff or third. The only difference there for fantasy will be whether he scores or drives in more runs, but he should provide plenty of both regardless.
Trea Turner went 1-for-2 with a double in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.
Turner hit leadoff in this one but there are talks of him batting third this season. Victor Robles would then slide into the top spot in the order if that were to happen. It's unclear how batting third would affect Turner's stolen base attempts so this is a storyline to monitor throughout spring training.
Nationals manager Dave Martinez says Trea Turner is a candidate to hit third for the Nationals this year.
Turner is a pretty traditional leadoff hitter but the Nationals have a gaping hole in their lineup sans Anthony Rendon. If Turner ultimately hits third it could mean Victor Robles gets a chance to lead off, which would be big for his fantasy value.
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Friday's win over the Cleveland Indians. The homer was his 19th of the season.
Turner has been finishing the season on a bit of a power surge as he now has three home runs in his last four games.