Michael Turner - Baseball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#12 Michael Turner

C/INF | Grad. | 6-2 | 205 | L/R | Warren, Ohio | Champion HS / Kent State

MLB Draft
2022 – Chicago White Sox, 9th round (No. 281 overall)

Graduate Transfer (2022)
» NCAA Stillwater Regional Most Outstanding Player
» NCAA Stillwater Regional All-Tournament Team
» College World Series All-Tournament Team

Played in 64 games with 63 starts (53 at catcher, five at first base, five as designated hitter), slashing .323/.388/.502 with nine home runs at 53 RBI … Scored 40 runs … Collected a team-leading 83 hits, including 17 doubles and one triple … Drew 27 walks … Was hit by three pitches and walked intentionally three times … Tallied 129 total bases, second most among Razorback hitters … Went a perfect 1-for-1 in stolen base attempts … Posted 21 multi-hit games, including eight three-hit games and a pair of four-hit efforts … Logged 15 multiple RBI games, including seven three-RBI games and one four-RBI performance … Season-long 12-game hitting streak was tied with INF Cayden Wallace and OF Chris Lanzilli for longest on the Hogs … Finished the season on a 12-game hitting streak, all of which came in postseason games … Had a season-long 18-game reached base streak … Defensively, committed only three errors in 588 total chances (.995 fielding percentage) … Tied with INF Peyton Stovall for the team lead in fielding percentage … Threw out 13-of-50 attempted base stealers (26.0%) … Picked off one runner … In SEC play, slashed .288/.343/.408 with two home runs and 16 RBI in 30 games … Totaled 36 hits, including nine doubles … Recorded his first two hits, including a double, and an RBI as a Razorback against Illinois State (Feb. 19) … Collected his lone triple of the season vs. Indiana (Feb. 25) in the Karbach Round Rock Classic at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas … Hit his first home run as a Hog against Omaha (March 2), totaling three hits and three RBI in the ballgame … Two hits, including a double and a home run, with three RBI in game one of a doubleheader against Southeastern (March 5) … Had a season-high four hits, including a homer, and two runs batted in against UIC (March 12) … Drove in three runs on two hits, including a double, at Mizzou (March 25) … Recorded his first two-double game of the season against Little Rock (March 29), totaling three hits with two runs scored and an RBI … Swatted his first home run in SEC play against No. 15 LSU (April 15), finishing the game with three hits, including a double, and a pair of runs batted in … In the SEC Tournament, had two hits with a home run vs. Florida (May 27) … In the NCAA Tournament, slashed a team-leading .429/.451/.571 with two homers and 13 RBI … Tied with INF Peyton Stovall for the team lead in hits (21) during the postseason … Named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Stillwater Regional after putting together a .455/.478/.545 slash line with five runs batted in over four games … Went 10-for-22 with a pair of doubles … Had multiple hits in three of his four games played … Had multiple runs batted in all four of the regional games … Three hits and three RBI vs. Grand Canyon (June 3) … Had two base knocks, including a homer, and four runs batted in at No. 6 Oklahoma State (June 4) … Homered for the second game in as many days at No. 6 Oklahoma State (June 5), finishing the game with two hits and two RBI … Went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the elimination-game win at No. 6 Oklahoma State (June 6) to help the Razorbacks advance the super regional round … In the NCAA Chapel Hill Super Regional, went 3-for-9 with at least one hit in each game at No. 11 UNC (June 11-12) … Named to the College World Series All-Tournament Team after leading Arkansas with a .455/.478/.545 slash line … Went 10-for-22 with two doubles and five runs batted in over five games … Collected a season-high four hits vs. No. 2 Stanford (June 18) … Had a double and RBI vs. Ole Miss (June 20) before racking up three hits, including another double, with three runs batted in vs. Auburn (June 22) … Named a semifinalist for the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award … Helped Arkansas set a new school record in fielding percentage with a .982 mark for the year.

Senior at Kent State (2021)
Played and started in 25 games (all 25 starts at catcher), slashing .337/.439/.640 with six homers and 22 runs batted in on the year … Scored 30 runs … Racked up 30 hits, including five doubles and two triples … Logged a 1.33 walk-to-strikeout ratio (16 BB/12 SO) … Totaled 57 bases … Stole five bases in six attempts.

Junior at Kent State (2020)
Played and started in all 14 games, seeing time at catcher, first and third base … Recorded a hit in 12 of 14 games played … Tied for third on the team with three extra-base hits in 14 games.

Sophomore at Kent State (2019)
» All-MAC First Team
» MAC Player of the Week (2x)

Turned in a .369 batting average with 22 runs scored, 52 hits, and 42 RBIs … Slugged .539 with 12 doubles and four home runs … Belted two grand slams (at Ohio April 27 and at Bowling Green May 10), each lifting the Flashes out of a deficit to go and win the game … In MAC play, ranked second in RBIs (32) and third in batting average (.391) … Led the MAC in sacrifice flies (5) … Drove in a team-high six RBIs in a win at Bowling Green May 10, including his second grand slam of the season … Recipient of the Olga A. Mural Endowed Baseball Scholarship.

Freshman at Kent State (2018)
Made 29 appearances with 22 starts … Hit .280 with a home run, a triple, and 2 doubles with 21 RBI … Had a season-high with a 3-for-5 performance against Belmont on Feb. 28 … Had 2 hits and 2 RBIs in the MAC Title game … Had 2 hits in his first career start at Sam Houston State on Feb. 16 … Had 7 multi-hit games.

High School
Lettered four years in baseball and basketball at Champion High School in Warren, Ohio … Team won the state tournament during senior season … Named All-League, All-Region, and All-State during senior season … Named District Player of the Year and also named Vindicator Athlete of the Year during senior season … Named All-League in baseball in all four years at Champion High School … Holds school records in career batting average and career RBI … Earned Chet Williams Baseball Endowment.

Father, Brian, was selected by the New York Yankees in the 40th round of the 1989 MLB Draft and played eight seasons of professional baseball.