|Report Date:||April 2nd, 2018|
A two-time participant in the USA Baseball’s Tournament of Stars, Turang is no stranger to the National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. At the National High School Invitational this week, Turang showcased advanced bat-to-ball skills, defensive aptitude, and speed that grades out as at least plus.
Lean and high-waisted, Turang looks as if he’s added muscle to his 165 pound frame he carried over the summer, while still maintaining his trademark athleticism. A smooth defender, Turang ranges well to either side and displays soft hands and above average arm strength with easy carry across the diamond. The game appears to come easy to him, which occasionally bleeds into lackadaisical footwork. Offensively, Turang was impressive throughout the week, slashing .455/.571/.727. There is some length to Turang’s swing, but he does a fine job of spraying line drives the other way, though it’s unclear if he’ll hit for much power as a professional. Turnag’s speed is an asset, as he consistently produces home-to-first times in the 4.05-to-4.15 range from the left side, then subsequently shows long, fluid strides as he zips around the bases.
As an LSU commit the talent and track record to warrant a first round selection, it’s unlikely Turang will set foot on campus.