WASHINGTON — A reminder: Trea Turner is incredibly fast.
It would have been easy to forget, as he’s registered just 67 plate appearances in the major leagues, but the 23-year-old infielder (and occasional outfielder) has some wheels. Over three seasons between minors and majors, Turner has stolen 87 bases and been caught just 14 times, and he’s smacked nearly as many triples (18) as home runs (20).
Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner recorded the first triple of his big-league career. Here, watch.
If you watched that video all the way through, you might have noticed the speed Statcast tracked Turner at.
Turner has been getting regular playing time recently, having started four of the past five games. He’s put together a .318/.348/.455 slash line in 23 plate appearances over six games, and despite the limited playing time, he’s been one of the more reliable hitters for Washington this season.
Even if he doesn’t become an everyday player with the big-league squad, the Nationals will have a burner off the bench come September.