Having been a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the last three seasons, Justin Turner has played a pivotal role in the overall success of the club. After posting a career high .340 AVG during the 2014 season, Turner’s personal success has continued to improve. Despite a declining AVG in the last two seasons, Turner’s productivity has done anything but decline. The 2016 season was arguably the most productive for the 32 year old infielder, posting career highs in SLG% (.493), RBI (90), R (79), HR (27), and 2B (34).
However, is Turner’s success a result of that of his teammates? The 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers’ lineup was full of talent, all arguably among the most talented in the game. Despite getting overcome by the publicity of his teammates, Turner posted a SLG%
(.493), OBP% (.349), OPS% (.839), and AVG% (.287), second on the club only to that of the 2016 NL Rookie of the Year, Corey Seager. The 2017 season looks promising for the 2016 NL MVP, posting a .355 AVG with 11 RBI in 31 AB this Spring Training.
CBS Sports baseball scout analyst jason rutherford