Justin Matthew Turner…married to Kourtney…launched the Justin Turner Foundation in 2016, which supports homeless veterans and children (and their families) battling life-altering illnesses...played at Cal State-Fullerton...was a member of the 2004 College World Series champions...named to the College World Series All-Tournament team as a shortstop as a freshman, and a second baseman in his senior year…graduated from Mayfair High School (CA) in 2002, where he played baseball...was named League MVP his senior year…has been an active participant in the team's community efforts during his time in Los Angeles...is a frequent visitor to the Los Angeles Dream Center and has made numerous trips to Cedars-Sinai Hospital to visit with patients...selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.
First time All-Star posted a .322/.415/.530 slashline with 72 runs, 32 doubles, 21 home runs and 71 RBI in 130 games… finished third in the National League in batting average (5th, ML), while also ranking second in OBP (4th, ML) and eighth in OPS (.945) ... His .380 batting average (54-for-142) against left-handed pitchers ranked fourth in the big leagues, while he led the Majors in OBP (.477) and ranked third in OPS (1.181) ... Went 30-for-100 (.300) with RISP and batted .319 (65-for-204) with runners on base, which ranked 18th in the National League ... Recorded a team-high tying 42 multi-hit games, which also tied for 16th in the NL…also ranked ninth in the senior circuit with a 5.5 WAR, according to Fangraphs.com ... Finished eighth in the National League MVP voting ... Selected to his first All-Star game, earning the spot via MLB's Final Vote, tallying an all-time record of 20.8 million votes during the four-day balloting ... Prior to the All-Star break, he led the Majors (min. 200 AB) with a .377 batting average and a .473 OBP in 65 games, while recording 17 doubles, 10 homers, 37 RBI, 28 multi-hit games (T-7th, NL) and a 1.056 OPS (3rd, ML)…his OBP ranked 13th best at the All-Star Break since 1969 in the NL ... Recognized as the Dodgers' Roy Campanella Award winner, which is given to the Dodger player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the late Hall of Fame catcher, and is voted on by Dodger players and coaches…also was the club's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award ... Capped off a career-high 16-game hitting streak from April 13-30, hitting .433 (26-for-60) with six doubles, one home run and nine RBI along with a 1.083 OPS ... Appeared in all 15 postseason games for the Dodgers and posted a .286 (16-for-56)/.420/.536 slashline with eight runs, two doubles, four homers and 14 RBI…drove in the most runs in a single postseason in Dodger history, while his four longballs tied for second most by a Dodger in a single postseason…named NLCS co-MVP with teammate Chris Taylor ... Placed on the 10-day disabled list from May 19-June 9 with a right hamstring strain.
Batted .275 and posted career-highs in runs (79), hits (153), walks (48), doubles (34), triples (3), homers (27), RBI (90) and games played (151)...Ranked 12th in the NL with a .305 batting average vs. right-handed pitchers (117-for-384), with 22 of his 27 homers coming off righties...Hit .325 with runners in scoring position - the 13th-best mark in the NL - and hit .300 with runners on base (76-for-253)...Got off to a slow start, but posted a .307/.356/.577 slashline over his final 91 games after June 13, going 108-for-352 with 25 doubles, 22 homers and 69 RBI…in that span, ranked among the NL leaders in average (15th), doubles (10th), homers (T-6th), slugging percentage (5th) and RBI (T-3rd)…hit only .221 (45-for-204) during his first 60 games through June 12...Was a Gold Glove finalist and ranked fourth among NL third basemen with a .972 fielding percentage…appeared in 144 games (138 starts) at third base and one game at first base...Reached base safely in 10 of 11 postseason games, posting .286/.457/.514 slashline…went 10-for-35 with six runs, a triple, two homers and eight RBI…slugged his first career postseason home run with a two-run shot in the third inning in Game 1 of the NLDS...Selected as a finalist for the Players Choice Award for Marvin Miller Man of the Year honor.
Appeared in a career-high 126 games after winning the starting spot at third base…batted .294 with 26 doubles, a triple, 16 homers and 60 RBI, tying a career high with 113 hits (also: 2011) and setting career-best marks in home runs and RBI. ... Ranked 12th in the NL (min. 350 AB) with a .370 on-base percentage and placed 13th with a .491 slugging percentage. ... Batted .312 against right-handed pitchers, the fourth-best mark in the NL by a right-handed hitter (min. 250 AB). ... Hit .356 with runners on base (58-for-163) and batted .322 (29-for-90) with RISP. ... Batted .314 (54-for-172) with a .388 on-base percentage, 15 doubles, eight homers and 33 RBI in 60 home games…ranks third among active players (min. 100 AB) with a .318 batting average in 127 career games at Dodger Stadium. ... Posted a .963 fielding percentage, appearing at all four infield positions - 10 games (six starts) at first base, five games (three starts) at second base, 100 games (88 starts) at third base and one start at shortstop. ... Tied a career high with four hits on two occasions, April 19 vs. Colorado and July 20 at Atlanta. ... Hit safely in all five postseason games (four multi-hit games), going 10-for-19 (.526) with two runs scored, six doubles and four RBI in the NLDS vs. New York…his six doubles tied for the most ever by any player in a single postseason series along with the Yankees' Hideki Matsui (2004 ALCS) and the Tigers' Pete Fox (1934 World Series)…his 10 hits were the most by a Dodger in a postseason series since Steve Garvey's 10 in the 1981 World Series and tied for the second most in a postseason series in franchise history. ... Placed on the DL from July 31-Aug. 13 with a right thigh skin infection. ... On Oct. 22, had arthroscopic surgery performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache on his left knee to clean up loose bodies.
Set career marks in batting average (.340), homers (7), on-base percentage (.404) and slugging percentage (.493) in 109 games with the Dodgers...Led National Leaguers (min. 250 AB) in batting average and ranked third in on-base percentage...Was 26-for-62 (.419) with runners in scoring position, the best mark among Major Leaguers (min. 50 AB w/ RISP)...Had a .295 batting average with two strikes (46-for-156), the best mark in the NL...As a pinch hitter, hit .400 (12-for-30) with three doubles and 10 RBI…tied with John Mayberry for the best mark in the big leagues…was the second-best average for a pinch hitter in franchise history, behind Jeff Treadway's .481 mark in 1994 (min. 25 PA)...Got off to a slow start, hitting only .175 (10-for-57) in 22 games through May 10, before batting .381 (88-for-231) in his final 87 games...Made the club's roster as a non-roster invitee and was the Dodgers' Opening Day second baseman against the D-backs on March 22 in the Opening Series in Australia...Appeared at all four infield positions: first base (2 G, 2 GS), second base (14 G, 12 GS), third base (59 G, 45 GS) and shortstop (15 G, 8 GS)...Recorded five consecutive multi-hit performances from June 6-12…plated two runs in three consecutive games from May 31-June 2...Placed on the DL from June 29-July 18 with a left hamstring strain...Appeared in his first postseason action last year, appearing in two games in the NLDS against St. Louis
Appeared in 86 games for the Mets in a versatile role, seeing action at all four infield positions…batted a career-high .280 with two homers and 16 RBI...Posted a .989 combined fielding percentage at third base (23 games), shortstop (18 games), first base (15 games) and second base (12 games), while appearing in the outfield (left field) for the first time in his career on May 8 against the White Sox...Started the season off hot, batting .368 (14-for-38) with three doubles and four RBI in 15 April games...Placed on the disabled list from June 18-July 22 wtih an intercostal strain...had short rehab assignments with four minor league affiliates.
Spent his first full season in the majors...Made one trip the 15-Day DisabledList, May 29-June 16, with a sprained right ankle...Set a career-high in batting average...Made his first major league appearance at first base on April 10 vs.Washington...Started, handled five chances cleanly and went 1-4...Hit in the three spot of the line-up for the first time in his career on April13 at Philadelphia...Went 0-4 and scored a run...Worked a bases-loaded, ninth-inning walk in a 13th pitch at-bat vs. HeathBell to tie the game 2-2 on April 26 vs. Miami...Made his first career start at shortstop on May 7 at Philadelphia...Went 2-8 in two games for Buffalo (AAA) of the International Leaguebefore being activated from the DL on June 16...Tied his career-high with four hits on July 6 vs. Chicago (NL)...It marked thethird time he had four hits in a game and the first time since July 10, 2011at San Francisco...Hit his first home run since August 6, 2011 on August 25 vs. Houston (offMickey Storey)...Snapped a string of 263 at-bats without a home run...Went 12-48 (.250) with three doubles, five walks and six RBI as a pinchhitter...Was 23-62 (.371) during day games.
Recalled from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on April 19 and remained with the Mets for the remainder ofthe season...Finished fourth among National League rookies in RBI, hits and runsscored, fifth in multi-hit games (26), second in doubles, third in walksand fourth in extra-base hits (34)...Had a career-best four hits twice: May 27 vs. Philadelphia and July 10at San Francisco...Set a Mets rookie record with at least one RBI in seven consecutivegames from May 14-May 21...Drove in 12 runs during the stretch,which broke Ron Swoboda's old mark of six games from August 22-August 26, 1965...Also had nine RBI over a four-game span from May15-May 19...Four other Mets rookies had accomplished thatfeat...Jose Reyes (10 in 2003), Mike Jacobs (nine in 2005), DarrylStrawberry (nine in 1983) and Steve Henderson (nine in 1977)...Turner, who played in 42 games in the majors at the time of hisseven-game RBI streak, was only the third player to make his majorleague debut in the expansion era (since 1961) and record a sevengameRBI streak within his first 50 games in the majors...The otherswere Ryan Braun from June 19-June 26, 2007 and Pedro Alvarez fromSeptember 21-September 27, 2010...Compiled another six-game RBI streak (six total) from May 25-May 30...Became the third rookie in major league history with at least oneRBI in 13 of 15 games after going 2-4 with an RBI on May 30 vs.Pittsburgh...Pinky Whitney of the Phillies in 1928 (14 of 15 games)and Buster Chatham of the Boston Braves in 1930 (13 of 15)...Became the fourth rookie in team history with at least 30 doublesin a season...Ty Wigginton holds the franchise record for rookieswith 36 doubles in 2003, Ike Davis is second with 33 doubles in 2010and Kazuo Matsui collected 32 doubles in 2004...Turner reached 30doubles one season after Davis did...Since 2000 five other teams hadrookies accomplish the feat in consecutive seasons...The Mets (2003-2004), Colorado (Matt Holliday in 2004 and Garrett Atkins in 2005),Oakland (Bobby Crosby in 2004 and Nick Swisher in 2005), SanDiego (Josh Barfield in 2006 and Kevin Kouzmanoff in 2007) andTampa Bay (Delmon Young in 2007 and Evan Longoria in 2008)...Was hit by a pitch 10 times to tie Jason Phillips (2003) for thesecond-most in team history by a rookie...Ron Hunt holds therookie mark with 13 hit-by-pitches in 1963...Reached safely (via hit, walk or hit-by-pitch) at least once in 28 straight games from June 1-July 6, the longestsingle season streak by a rookie in team history....Mike Vail set the mark with 27 straight from August 24-September 16, 1975 and Steve Henderson matched it, July 5-August 5, 1977...Hit .350 (35-100) with runners in scoring position, sixth-best in the NL (0.62 plate appearances/team game)...Became the first Mets player to win NL Rookie of the Month, capturing the award for May...Hit .325 (27-83) with a homerun and 20 RBI in the month...Picked up his first RBI with the Mets on April 27 at Washington...Singled home a run in the third inning...Delivered a pinch-hit, two-run, go-ahead single in the eighth inning on May 7 vs. Los Angeles (NL)...Hit .400 (4-10) withtwo doubles and three RBI as a pinch-hitter...Hit his first major league home run on May 15 at Houston (off Aneury Rodriguez)...Fashioned a streak of three straight games with multiple hits, May 15-May 18...Drove in a career-best five runs on May 15 at Houston to become the 10th Mets second baseman to do so in asingle game...Jose Valentin holds the record with seven RBI in game two of a doubleheader on July 8, 2006 vs. Florida...Put together a then career-best hitting streak of eight games from May 13-May 21...Hit .424 (14-33) during this spanwith six doubles, one home run, and 12 RBI...Picked up a game-ending RBI on June 22 vs. Oakland...Was hit by a pitch in the 13th inning to send the team to a 3-2win and its first walkoff win of the year...Hit in 14 of 15 games from July 9-July 29 (23-67, .343)...Had a career-high 11-game hitting streak from August 26-September 11...Hit .386 (17-44) during that streak...Alsofashioned a 10-game streak from July 19-July 29...Hit .333 (15-45) in that span...In late-inning pressure situations with runners on, he hit .414 (12-29)...Collected his first career multi-home run game (two), August 6 vs. Atlanta (both offTommy Hanson).
Was claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles on May 25...Recalled from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on July 16...Optioned back to Buffalo on July 20...Appeared in four games with the Mets, with one start at second base, July18 at San Francisco...Saw action in two other games at second base and one game at third, July19 at Arizona...Started the year with the Baltimore Orioles and went hitless in his first nineat-bats in the big leagues from April 12-April 23...Finished fifth in the International League with a .316 (125-396) batting average...Hit .333 (104-312) in 78 games with Buffalo and .250 (21-84) in 23contests with the Orioles' Norfolk (AAA) team of the International League...Tied for first on the Bisons in runs scored...Ranked third in hits, and fifth indoubles and extra-base hits (34)...Hit home runs in back-to-back games twice: July 7-July 8 and August 31-September 1...With Buffalo, hit .380 (30-79) in 19 games in June, .360 (27-75) in 21contests in July and .344 (11-32) in seven games in September...From July 1-August 31 his .370 average was second in the InternationalLeague...Hit safely in 17 of 18 games from July 4-August 2...Hit .408 (29-71) in thosecontests...Went 6-6 and hit for the cycle vs. Rochester in the last game of the seasonon September 6...Scored four runs...Became the first Buffalo player to hit forthe cycle since outfielder Mark Little accomplished the feat in Rochester onApril 26, 2004...Also became the first Bisons' player to collect six hits in agame in the modern era...The last six-hit game by a Buffalo player was byHoward "Butch" Meyers on June 29, 1936 at Rochester...Saw action at second base, shortstop and third base...Compiled a .366 (52-142) batting average after the All-Star break...Hit .374 (37-99) vs. lefthanded pitchers and .315 (67-213) vs. righthanders...Went 4-4 with two home runs vs. Columbus on July 29...For the season he had 14, two-hit games; nine, three-hit games; two, four-hit games and the six-hit contest...Hit safely in his first 10 games with Buffalo from May 28-June 7...Was 14-41 (.341) in that span...Also had another 10-game streak from July 22-August 2...Batted .457 (16-35) during that streak.
Had his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on September 8...Made his major league debut as a pinch hitter September 8 at Boston and struck out against Clay Buchholz in his first at-bat...Recorded his first ML hit @NYY on September 11, (occurred at 1:17 a.m. on September 12) a single off Michael Dunn...Made his first ML start September 13 @NYY and went 1-for-2 with 2 walks, a run scored and his first RBI...Batted .300 (116-387) with 2 HR and 43 RBI in 108 games for Norfolk in his first season at the Triple-A level...Led the Tides in games played (108) and hits (116) and finished 2nd on the club with 28 doubles and 54 runs scored...His .300 batting average was good for 10th in the International League
Split the season between Class-A Sarasota (.316 in 33 games) and Double-A Chattanooga (.289 in 78 games)...Hitsafely in 19 of his first 20 games with Sarasota, including a 14-game hitting streak, April 14-28, during which he batted .433(26-60)...Collected multiple hits in 12 of his 33 games with Sarasota, including 4 on April 14 at Lakeland...Joined Chattanoogafor his first game on May 15 vs. Mississippi (0-3, 2BB, R)...Went a career-best 5-for-5 with a home run and 3 RBI on July 2 vs.West Tennessee...Hit .370 (30-81) in 22 August games...Batted .372 (32-86) against lefties and .253 (49-194) against rightieswith Chattanooga...Batted .337 (30-89) with 7 doubles, a home run, 15 RBI and 18 runs scored in 23 games with Peoria in theArizona Fall League.
Batted a combined .307 with 10 HR, 59 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 123 games with Class-A Dayton and Class-A Sarasota...Spent all but 6 games of his season at Dayton where he ranked among Midwest League leaders in hits (2nd, 145) and batting average (3rd, .311)...Finished 4th among all Reds minor leaguers with a .307 average...Hit .358 in May (39-109, 20R in 29 games)...As the East Division's starting second baseman, hit an RBI-double and scored a run in the Midwest LeagueAll-Star Game...Had a 10-game hitting streak, August 8-21, during which he batted .390 (16-41)...Three times collected 4 hitsin a game (May 9 vs. Peoria, July 8 at South Bend, August 16 at Great Lakes)...Promoted to Sarasota on August 29...IncludingDayton and Sarasota totals, batted .344 (32-93) in 24 August games...Named to the Midwest League Post-Season All-Star Team
Batted .338 (3rd in the organization) with 6 HR, 41 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 60 games with Rookie Billings...Rankedamong Pioneer League leaders in BA (4th), and runs scored (4th, 53)...Hit safely in 50 of his 60 games...Recorded a 17-gamehitting streak, August 5-21, batting .411 with 19 runs scored (30-73)...Collected 2 hits in 5 consecutive games, July 27-August1 (10-22, .455)...On August 17 vs. Orem, had his first professional 4-hit game...Had a season-high 4 RBI on September 4 vs.Missoula...Was named to the Pioneer League Post-Season All-Star Team.