Justin Turner

3B,DH · Boston Red Sox

Bats R Throws R
Height 5'11" Weight 205
DOB 1984-11-23 Age 38.3
Hometown Long Beach, CA
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 16.13, 238th

Season Projections

THE BAT$7122516458601202401561439017.421.262.334.413.747.151

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Justin Turner Has Big Game Friday

    Boston Red Sox third baseman/designated hitter Justin Turner looked to be in midseason form in the team's Grapefruit League game on Friday against the Atlanta Braves, going 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, a run scored and a strikeout in the 9-8 win. Turner missed some time this spring after being hit in the face by a pitch and requiring 16 stitches, but he returned to the field earlier this week and will be ready on Opening Day next Thursday, March 30. The 38-year-old veteran right-handed slugger is now hitting .368 (7-for-19) with a homer, three RBI, six runs and a stolen base in nine games played. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect Turner's power to suddenly rebound in 2023, and injuries could be a problem, but he still makes for a useful corner infielder with great on-base skills and plate discipline.

    Mar 25 · Source via Red Sox Justin Turner
  • Justin Turner Back In Spring Lineup Monday

    Boston Red Sox third baseman/designated hitter Justin Turner (face) has returned to the team's Grapefruit League lineup on Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates and right-hander Luis Ortiz. Turner is serving as the designated hitter and is batting third in the lineup. The 38-year-old required 16 stitches after being hit in the face by a pitch on March 6 and will be back in a game setting for the first time since then. Although he missed some valuable at-bats while healing, he has plenty of time to get his timing down between now and Opening Day at the end of this month. Between DH duties and occasionally filling in at the corner infield spots, Turner should be an everyday player in his first year in Beantown in 2023. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect a ton of power after he showed a sharp decline last year, but he still has excellent plate discipline.

    Mar 20 · Source via Red Sox Justin Turner
  • Justin Turner Could Return To Game Action Monday

    Boston Red Sox third baseman/designated hitter Justin Turner (face) is hitting on the field on Friday and could play in a Grapefruit League game on Monday if all goes well with his hitting session. Turner required 16 stitches after getting hit by a pitch in the face early last week in a spring game, but he's progressed ahead of schedule and should be ready for Opening Day in late March at this point. The 38-year-old veteran will be an everyday player in 2023 in his first year in Boston between regular designated hitter duties and occasional starts at both third and first base. His peak power days at the plate are likely over, but Turner can still provide modest counting stats at Fenway Park while getting on base at a useful clip.

    Mar 17 · Source via Red Sox Justin Turner
  • Justin Turner To Take Batting Practice Friday

    Boston Red Sox third baseman/designated hitter Justin Turner (face) is scheduled to take batting practice on Friday. Turner is ahead of schedule while needing 16 stitches after taking a pitch to the face in spring action early last week, and he could be cleared to return to Grapefruit League games if all goes well with his hitting session on Friday. The 38-year-old should open the 2023 regular season as Boston's primary designated hitter while also filling in at first and third base. Turner is no longer in his prime, but he still has excellent plate discipline and can provide modest counting stats for fantasy managers in a corner infield or DH spot in deep mixed leagues.

    Mar 15 · Source via Red Sox Justin Turner
  • Justin Turner Could Resume Baseball Activities Monday

    Boston Red Sox third baseman/designated hitter Justin Turner (face), who had his stitches removed this weekend, could resume baseball activities on Monday. Turner was hit in the face by a pitch in a Grapefruit League game last Monday and needed 16 stitches after being taken to a local hospital. He's been feeling good and is expected to serve as the BoSox's primary designated hitter while occasionally filling in at first base for Triston Casas and at third base for Rafael Devers. The 38-year-old joined the Red Sox on a one-year deal that guarantees him $15 million after nine strong seasons with the Dodgers. Turner is no longer in his prime, but when healthy, he can still be a decent source for on-base percentage and counting stats.

    Mar 12 · Source via Red Sox Justin Turner
  • Justin Turner Could Take Batting Practice Sunday

    Boston Red Sox third baseman/designated hitter Justin Turner (face) is making big improvements and could take batting practice on Sunday while also getting his stitches removed. Turner was hit in the face by a pitch in a Grapefruit League game earlier this week, and he wasn't expected to have his stitches removed for another couple of weeks. If he can resume swinging a bat on Sunday, it would be great news for his chances of avoiding a trip to the injured list to begin his first season in Beantown. The 38-year-old still has excellent plate discipline and can contribute decent counting stats, but he's an injury risk for fantasy managers and also saw a steep drop in his power numbers in 2022 in his final season with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Mar 11 · Source via Red Sox Justin Turner
  • Justin Turner Has A Shot To Be Ready For Opening Day

    Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora said the team is "shooting" for Opening Day with third baseman/designated hitter Justin Turner (face). Turner was hit in the face by a pitch during Grapefruit League play and required stitches. He will not return to on-field workouts in camp until he has his stitches removed, which isn't expected to happen for another two weeks. Still, the 38-year-old could be good to go when the 2023 regular season kicks off as Boston's primary designated hitter. Don't expect Turner to put up numbers like he did in his prime with the Los Angeles Dodgers, especially in the power department, but his excellent plate discipline should still make him useful in on-base percentage leagues.

    Mar 10 · Source via Red Sox Justin Turner
  • Justin Turner Could Miss Two Weeks

    Boston Red Sox third baseman/designated hitter Justin Turner (face) will get the stitches out of his face in around two weeks, so it's too early to say if he'll be ready for Opening Day. Turner was hit by a pitch in Grapefruit League play earlier this week, but even if he's not ready for the start of the regular season, the 38-year-old veteran probably won't miss too much time. Turner is expected to serve as Boston's primary designated hitter in his first year with the team after spending the last nine years of his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He's nearing the end of his career and his power took a big dip in 2022, but Turner still has excellent plate discipline and can provide decent counting stats if he can stay healthy.

    Mar 8 · Source via Red Sox Justin Turner
  • Justin Turner Released From The Hospital

    Boston Red Sox third baseman Justin Turner (face) has been released from the hospital. The 38-year-old was hit in the face by a pitch during Monday's Grapefruit contest against the Detroit Tigers. He was helped off the field with a trainer and taken to a nearby hospital. Luckily, Turner doesn't appear to be dealing with any serious injuries. All the tests came back clean and Turner isn't dealing with a concussion or any fractures. However, he did receive 16 stitches in his face, but is safely home now. The organization has not given an update on how long Turner is going to be sidelined. Fantasy managers will have to check back for another update on his status.

    Mar 6 · Source via Red Sox Justin Turner
  • Justin Turner Hit In Face By Pitch Monday

    Boston Red Sox third baseman/designated hitter Justin Turner (face) was hit in the face by a pitch from Detroit Tigers pitcher Matt Manning in Grapefruit League play on Monday. Turner was immediately gushing blood while going down onto the dirt, but he was able to stand up and walk off the field while being escorted by a trainer. The 38-year-old veteran was then taken to a local hospital. Check back for further updates on Turner's condition and for a potential return date. Depending on exactly what damage the ball did to his face, Turner could be in danger of missing Opening Day now. Turner should mostly serve as Boston's designated hitter in his first year in Beantown. The two-time All-Star's power is fading, but he still hit a useful .278/.350/.438 with a .788 OPS, 13 home runs, 81 RBI and 61 runs in 128 games last year for the Dodgers.

    Mar 6 · Source via Red Sox Justin Turner
  • Details On Justin Turner's Red Sox Contract

    The Red Sox finalized their contract with veteran infielder Justin Turner this afternoon. Initial reports on the deal, which was agreed upon in December, were a bit variable. Jon Heyman of the New York Post specified the details this afternoon (on Twitter). It’s officially a two-year, $21.7MM guarantee that comes with an average annual value of…

    Jan 7 · MLB Trade Rumors Red Sox Justin Turner
    2023 ATC$8122516456631232601466468516.531.270.344.419.763.149
    2023 Steamer$7126548485641303011465509517.331.268.344.421.765.153
    2023 THE BAT$7122516458601202401561439017.421.262.334.413.747.151
    2023 Zeile$9122526465641252601568488916.931.269.344.422.766.153

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats

    Mar 30vs BALL 9-10542200011120.000.500.600.5001.100.000


    Apr 8at COLW 5-3550000000240.
    Apr 9at COLL 2-3440100000125.
    Apr 10at COLL 4-9441200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 12at MINW 7-2541100011240.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Apr 13at MINW 7-055010002000.
    Apr 14vs CINW 9-3432100011125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 15vs CINW 3-142000001200.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Apr 16vs CINW 5-244000000000.
    Apr 17vs CINW 9-1331210000133.300.667.6671.0001.667.333
    Apr 18vs ATLW 7-4431110001125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Apr 19vs ATLL 1-3330000000133.300.
    Apr 20vs ATLW 5-144010001000.
    Apr 22at SDW 6-133000001000.
    Apr 23at SDL 2-344000000000.
    Apr 24at SDW 10-2441200010125.000.500.400.500.900.000
    Apr 25at ARIW 4-0440000000125.
    Apr 26at ARIL 3-5440110000125.
    Apr 29vs DETW 5-1441100120125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Apr 30vs DETL 1-5440000000125.
    May 1vs DETW 6-3440000000250.
    May 3vs SFW 3-1330000000266.700.
    May 4vs SFW 9-144010000000.
    May 7at CHCW 7-0550110020120.
    May 7at CHCW 6-242100000200.000.000.500.000.500.000
    May 8at CHCW 7-133000001000.
    May 9at PITL 1-543000000100.
    May 10at PITW 11-155243004000.000.800.8001.4002.200.600
    May 11at PITL 3-543100000100.
    May 12vs PHIL 7-911011002000.0001.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    May 13vs PHIL 10-1255121014000.000.400.4001.2001.600.800
    May 14vs PHIL 3-8441100000125.
    May 15vs PHIW 5-4440000000125.
    May 16vs ARIW 5-443000000100.
    May 17vs ARIW 7-6441100120250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    May 18vs ARIW 5-3441100130125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    May 20at PHIW 4-1530000012120.000.000.400.000.400.000
    May 21at PHIW 7-4440310000125.000.750.7501.0001.750.250
    May 22at PHIL 3-4550000000240.
    May 24at WASW 9-4541000000240.
    May 25at WASL 0-144010000000.
    May 26at ARIW 14-166222000000.000.333.333.6671.000.334
    May 27at ARIW 6-4431000001125.
    May 28at ARIW 3-244042000000.0001.0001.0001.5002.500.500
    May 30vs PITL 5-6431110011125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    May 31vs PITL 3-5431000001125.
    Jun 1vs PITL 4-8440200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jun 2vs NYMW 2-044011001000.
    Jun 3vs NYMW 6-1441100000125.
    Jun 4vs NYML 4-941100000300.000.000.750.000.750.000
    Jun 5vs NYML 4-5440000000125.
    Jun 7at CWSL 0-4440100000125.
    Jun 8at CWSW 4-144000000000.
    Jun 9at CWSW 11-9530000002120.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Jun 10at SFL 2-744110000000.
    Jun 11at SFL 2-344000000000.
    Jun 12at SFL 0-2440100000250.
    Jun 14vs LAAW 2-0320000011133.300.000.333.000.333.000
    Jun 15vs LAAW 4-1440100000125.
    Jun 17vs CLEL 1-2550000000120.
    Jun 18vs CLEW 7-1541110021120.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Jun 19vs CLEL 3-543010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 21at CINW 8-244221000000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Jun 22at CINW 8-442100001200.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Jun 23at CINW 10-5551320000120.000.600.6001.0001.600.400
    Jun 24at ATLW 4-1330000020133.300.
    Jun 25at ATLL 3-544120000000.010.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jun 26at ATLW 5-3540000001240.
    Jun 27at COLL 0-433000000000.
    Jun 28at COLL 4-7430100011125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 30vs SDW 3-133230023000.0001.0001.0003.0004.0002.000
    Jul 1vs SDW 5-1430000001250.
    Jul 2vs SDW 7-2332200120133.300.667.5001.6672.1671.000
    Jul 3vs SDL 2-443010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 4vs COLW 5-344130000000.000.750.750.7501.500.000
    Jul 5vs COLW 5-2440200010125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jul 6vs COLW 2-144020000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jul 7vs CHCW 5-333110011000.000.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Jul 8vs CHCW 4-3440100000125.
    Jul 10vs CHCW 11-954120001100.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Jul 12at STLL 6-7530000002240.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Jul 13at STLW 7-6540110000120.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Jul 14at STLW 4-043010001000.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 15at LAAW 9-155140004000.000.800.800.8001.600.000
    Jul 16at LAAW 7-142100000200.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jul 21vs SFW 9-6331110020133.300.333.333.6671.000.334
    Jul 27vs WASW 7-143110001100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 9vs MINW 10-3440210010125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Aug 10vs MINW 8-5440110000125.
    Aug 12at KCW 8-3440000010125.
    Aug 13at KCW 13-3440100010125.
    Aug 15at MILW 4-043100000000.
    Aug 16at MILL 4-5540200011120.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Aug 17at MILW 2-1440000000125.
    Aug 18at MILL 3-543000000100.
    Aug 19vs MIAW 2-1441100000125.
    Aug 20vs MIAW 7-044120013000.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 21vs MIAW 10-3540100010360.010.250.400.250.650.000
    Aug 22vs MILL 0-444020000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 24vs MILW 12-6552210010120.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Aug 26at MIAW 10-665020001100.000.400.500.400.900.000
    Aug 27at MIAL 1-2430110001125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Aug 28at MIAW 8-155031002000.000.600.600.8001.400.200
    Aug 29at MIAW 3-2430110001125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Aug 31at NYML 1-233010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Sep 1at NYML 3-532121001100.0001.000.7501.5002.250.500
    Sep 2vs SDL 1-744122000000.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    Sep 3vs SDW 12-133110012000.000.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Sep 4vs SDW 9-4432210011125.000.667.7501.0001.750.333
    Sep 6vs SFW 6-343110000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 7vs SFW 7-3541200131120.000.500.6001.2501.850.750
    Sep 9at SDL 4-5440000000250.
    Sep 10at SDW 8-4540000001120.
    Sep 11at SDW 11-244220025000.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Sep 12at ARIW 6-0442100000125.
    Sep 13at ARIW 4-0540110001240.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Sep 16at SFW 5-044122000000.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    Sep 17at SFW 7-254130002100.000.750.800.7501.550.000
    Sep 18at SFW 4-3540110011120.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Sep 20vs ARIW 6-554130000100.000.750.800.7501.550.000
    Sep 20vs ARIL 2-544010000000.
    Sep 21vs ARIL 1-6440000000125.
    Sep 22vs ARIW 3-2440000000250.
    Sep 23vs STLL 0-1122010000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Sep 25vs STLW 4-1430100000125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 27at SDL 3-4540000001120.
    Oct 2vs COLL 1-4440100000125.
    Oct 4vs COLL 2-5440100000125.
    Oct 5vs COLW 6-1330000000133.300.
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