Justin Turner is arguably the Dodgers’ MVP this year and he just got recognized by his teammates and coaches in a big way!
On Monday, David Vassegh tweeted that Justin Turner has won the Roy Campanella award, which recognizes the player that displays the spirit and leadership that Campanella once did.
Justin Turner won #Dodgers Roy Campanella Award which is voted on by his teammates and coaches.
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) September 25, 2017
Turner is having a career-year at the plate, putting up numbers that nobody could have predicted. In 125 games this year, Turner has a slash line of .321/.414/.534, with 21 home runs and 70 runs batted in. Oh yeah, he also made the All-Star team for the first time ever! However, it’s pretty clear to see that his impact on the team goes beyond just numbers on paper. Teammates, such as Chris Taylor, have cited Justin Turner as an influence in their approach at the plate. Turner has been in the majors now for nine years and it’s great to see him get recognized as the veteran-leader that he is.
Resigning Turner was a huge move in the offseason, and it has clearly paid off. Congratulations to the Red Dream for this honor that has been bestowed upon names such as Clayton Kershaw and Chase Utley. That is definitely some amazing company to have and he fits in perfectly.
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