Trea Turner was a member of the 2006 West Boynton Gators (FL) who competed at Cooperstown Dreams Park during Week 2. The West Boynton Gators clinched the weekly title, defeating Lakeland Rawlings Renegades (FL), 12-0. Trea was the winning pitcher and hit a three-run home run in the championship game. He also tied a Cooperstown Dreams Park pitching record with a 0.00 ERA.
Trea’s success on the diamond continued at the high school level while attending and playing at Park Vista High School (Lake Worth, FL). An infielder, Trea batted .379 and stole 13 bases his junior year (2010), earning first-team all-county honors from The Sun-Sentinel. As a senior (2011), he had a .478 BA with nine doubles, five triples, one home run, 16 RBI, 43 runs scored and 25 steals in 28 attempts. He helped his team to a 21-9 record. Trea was an honorable-mention selection to The Palm Beach Post's all-area large schools team and Class 6-A/5-A/4-A selection. He was also named second-team all-conference in Palm County's Central Division and played for the South team in Palm Beach County's Dick Howser All-Star Game.
During the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, Trea was selected during the 20th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Trea opted to attend college and play at the collegiate level at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC). He completed an impressive freshman season (2012), leading the nation with 57-for-61 stolen base attempts, stealing 29 consecutive without being caught to open the season. Trea tied an ACC record, becoming the sixth player in conference history to steal five bases in a single game during a contest against Clemson. Trea started all 63 games for NC State at third base, recording a .336 BA with 13 doubles, five home runs, 43 RBI, and .432 OBP. He also tallied 72 runs which was sixth in the nation and tied the NC State freshman record. Trea’s first-season collegiate accolades include Consensus Freshman All-America (NCBWA, Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America), ACC All-Tournament, and All-Regional.
After his junior collegiate season, Trea was the 13th overall pick of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Diego Padres. Prior to his first full year with the Padres organization, Trea was traded to the Washington Nationals. He made his major league debut with the Nationals on August 21, 2015, and continues his career with Washington.