Stuart Turner (baseball)

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Stuart Turner
Minnesota Twins – No. 85
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.


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]


  1. ^ "Turner set to play for LSUE team". August 25, 2009. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ Mississippi. "Baseball: Ole Miss catcher Stuart Turner named ABCA Gold Glove winner |". Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ole Miss catcher Stuart Turner wins 2013 Johnny Bench Award - KWCH". June 27, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2013 MLB draft: Ole Miss catcher Stuart Turner goes to Twins in third round |". 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". Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2015 Lookouts Play Home Opener Wednesday Night At AT&T Field". Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Twins catching prospect Stuart Turner got work ethic at family business". Retrieved June 30, 2015. 

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