Washington Nationals News: Five things to know about Trea Turner


Today’s District Daily features articles about Washington Nationals prospect Trea Turner and the 2015 dominance of Max Scherzer and Bryce Harper.

Good evening DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats news and opinions with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.

In today’s Daily, José Mauricio Umaña of Pressbox DC discusses Nationals prospect Trea Turner. In his article, Umaña writes about Turner’s collegiate success at North Carolina State, his complicated trade to the Nationals and other key aspects of Turner’s young career.

With Ian Desmond leaving as a free agent this offseason, many consider Turner to be the team’s shortstop of the future. The 22-year-old infielder played his first minor league season with the Nationals organization in 2015 and earned a big league call-up at the end of the year.

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While Danny Espinosa and newly-acquired second baseman Daniel Murphy will likely start the 2016 season at shortstop and second base, respectively, Turner could be ready to take over the everyday job at shortstop at some point in the season.

Also in today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Bill Ladson discusses the dominance of Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer in 2015 and other key storylines from the Nationals’ 2015 season.

Be sure to check out both articles below, they’re definitely worth a read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.


(José Mauricio Umaña, Pressbox DC)

Coming in at No. 2 on Baseball America’s list of the Washington Nationals’ top 10 prospects is shortstop Trea Turner. After playing for three minor league teams in 2015, Turner ended the season playing 27 games for the Nationals. Here are five things to know about 22-year-old Turner:


A native of Boynton Beach, Fla., Turner became a star while playing for Park Vista High School in Lake Worth, Fla. He was drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates with the No. 602 pick in the 20th round of the 2011 MLB Draft after his senior year. However, Turner opted to attend N.C. State and play collegiately. Read full article here.

Harper, Scherzer excel in down ’15 for Nats

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Even though Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer had seasons to remember, the Nationals had a season to forget in 2015. They didn’t even reach the postseason, finishing in second place in the National League East behind the NL champion Mets.

Washington’s rotation wasn’t as powerful as expected. Only Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg — during the second half — showed that they could be dominant. A lot of the blame for the team underachieving can be pointed toward the bullpen, which blew leads in some big games, especially against the Mets during the second half. Read full article here.