Phillies prized free agent acquisition Trea Turner is starting to hear boos from Philadelphia fans frustrated with his slow start and he agrees with them.

“I’m honest with myself, I’ve sucked,” Turner said Monday night after the Phillies lost to the Diamondbacks. “Honestly, I probably haven’t played this bad in my entire career.”

Turner’s numbers aren’t terrible, but they aren’t worth $300 million contract that he was given. He is batting .256 with four home runs, 11 RBIs and a .693 OPS in 46 games.

Turner has really struggled as of late, hitting just .211 with 38 strikeouts in 120 plate appearances over his past 27 games.

The biggest concern is Turner’s strikeout numbers. He’s struck out 56 times  in 46 games with the Phillies this season. He didn’t reach that number until game 68 in 2022.

Throughout his career Turner has been a on-base machine (.352 career OBP), but he’s been on base at just over a 30 percent clip this season.

Turner said he is trying to remain positive. “Every at-bat, every play, every game is another day to try to do better and try to be the player that I know I am.”

“If you harp on yesterday or you harp on the last at-bat, it’s just going to snowball on you, you’re not going to be able to turn it around,” he said.

The 29 year-old Turner is a career .299 hitter and former batting champion. I firmly believe that he will turn things around soon.

Phillies shortstop Trea Turner. Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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