Washington Nationals' Trea Turner feeling confident at hometown Spring Training
Jupiter (CBS12) —
It may seem hard to believe that Trea Turner is starting his third season as a Major League Baseball star with the Washington Nationals. Even the 24 year old Park Vista alum admits the time has flown by. But, in many ways, his career hasn't even gotten started.
Turner says he's feeling more confident than ever at spring training this season, and much more comfortable at the plate, where he's been trying to be more patient.. Part of the comfort is because spring training for him is right at home. He now owns a permanent home close to the Nationals training facility in West Palm Beach.
"It's comfortable," agrees Turner. "It is home. I get to see my friends and family a lot. It's also nice to stay home for an extra month and a half. I know it's not the offseason any more, but you know, you're still at home, and I think that extra month is really key, because it's a long season and you play a lot of games."
Turner finished last season with a .284 batting average and a .789 on base percentage,