Stuart Turner (baseball)

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Stuart Turner
Minnesota Twins – No. 85
Catcher
Born: (1991-12-27) December 27, 1991 (age 24)
Eunice, Louisiana
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Randy Stuart Turner (born December 27, 1991) is an American professional baseball player. A catcher, Turner plays in minor league baseball for the Minnesota Twins organization.

Career[edit]

Turner is from Eunice, Louisiana. After he graduated from Eunice High School, he enrolled at Louisiana State University at Eunice.[1] He transferred to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), where he played college baseball for the Ole Miss Rebels baseball team. In 2013, he won a Gold Glove Award from the American Baseball Coaches Association[2] and the Johnny Bench Award, given annually to best catcher in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I.[3]

The Minnesota Twins selected Turner in the third round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[4] He signed with the Twins, and played for the Elizabethton Twins of the Rookie-level Appalachian League.[5] The Twins invited him to spring training in 2014,[6] and assigned him to the Fort Myers Miracle of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League.[5] In 2015, he plays for the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Class AA Southern League.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Turner has two brothers.[8] He was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus type 1 while he was in the seventh grade.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Turner set to play for LSUE team". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. August 25, 2009. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ Mississippi. "Baseball: Ole Miss catcher Stuart Turner named ABCA Gold Glove winner | gulflive.com". Blog.gulflive.com. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ole Miss catcher Stuart Turner wins 2013 Johnny Bench Award - KWCH". Articles.kwch.com. June 27, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2013 MLB draft: Ole Miss catcher Stuart Turner goes to Twins in third round | gulflive.com". Blog.gulflive.com. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Fox Sports. "Minnesota Twins' catching prospect Stuart Turner not letting diabetes divert career". FOX Sports. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ Berardinomberardino, Mike. "Twins' spring invitees: Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, Alex Meyer". TwinCities.com. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2015 Lookouts Play Home Opener Wednesday Night At AT&T Field". chattanoogan.com. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Twins catching prospect Stuart Turner got work ethic at family business". TwinCities.com. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 

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