Justin Turner

Justin Turner

3B - LAD - DTD
Age: 34College: Cal State FullertonBats: RThrows: R

Next Game

T. Roark #144
Sun, 5/19 1:10pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #56
Projection (?) 2.9 pts




Yahoo 3B

Turner didn't show much power to begin the season, but after hitting four homers in two days in early May, he's back to his usual pace of 20-25 HRs with a batting average hovering around .300.

An underrated stud when healthy, Turner has touted a higher wRC+ (141) than Paul Goldschmidt, Giancarlo Stanton, Nolan Arenado, and Manny Machado in the past three seasons. He has hit .300/.383/.512 over that time frame, but the games played (150, 130, 103) keep trending downward. A mere return to 130 would make him a 2019 steal, especially in a shallower league where investors have an easier time filling in the injury gaps on the waiver wire. This year, however, he didn't notch his first home run until April 30. He still sports a .379 OBP, so stay patient.

Batting average is difficult to come by after the first four or five rounds, but then there is Turner, who over the last five seasons, has racked up a .305 batting average which beats out plays like Trout, Yelich and Freeman. There isn't a ton in the way of homers or steals, but he won't hurt you in any category unless he deals with yet another injury. For that reason, he is a bit risky.