Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Trea Turner is on a power surge, that is reminiscent of what he did in this year’s World Baseball Classic.
Since the Phillies fan base gave the struggling Turner a standing ovation on August 4, he has on an offensive tear. Turner is living up to his 11-year, $300 million contract that the Phillies signed him to on December 8, 2022.
Turner was coming off another stellar season in 2022. He hit .298 with 21 home runs, 100 RBI and 27 stolen bases with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In yesterday’s first game of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, Turner belted his 25th home run of the season. He has 10 home runs in his last 11 games.
Turner has 15 homers, since the August 4th standing ovation. His batting average was .236 then. It is now at .269.
For the season, Turner has 25 home runs, 73 RBI and 26 stolen bases to go along with the .269 batting average in 140 games.
Trea Turner is doing his part as the Phillies make a push for the postseason.
Phillies shortstop Trea Turner. Photo courtesy of The Sporting News