Brice Turang
Milwaukee Brewers
Shortstop
Born: (1999-11-21) November 21, 1999 (age 22)
Corona, California
Bats: Left
Throws: Right

Brice Craig Turang (born November 21, 1999) is an American professional baseball shortstop in the Milwaukee Brewers organization.

Amateur career

Turang attended Santiago High School in Corona, California. As a freshman he was named the National Freshman of the Year by MaxPreps after hitting .475 with two home runs and 27 runs batted in (RBIs).[1] He also won the Richard W. "Dick" Case Award, by USA Baseball.[2] As a junior in 2017, he hit .465 and struck out only once in 101 at-bats.[3] In 2018, as a senior, he batted .352 with five home runs and 21 RBIs.[4] Turang committed to Louisiana State University (LSU) to play college baseball.[5]

Professional career

Turang was selected 21st overall by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft.[6] He signed for a $3.4 million signing bonus and was assigned to the Arizona League Brewers before being promoted to the Helena Brewers in August.[7][8] In 42 games between the two clubs, Turang batted .283 with one home run, 18 RBIs, and 14 stolen bases.[9]

Turnag began 2019 with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, earning Midwest League All-Star honors.[10][11] After slashing .287/.384/.376 with two home runs, 31 RBIs, and 21 stolen bases over 82 games with Wisconsin, he was promoted to the Carolina Mudcats in July.[12] Over 47 games with Carolina, he batted .200 with one home run, six RBIs, and nine stolen bases.[13]

Turang did not play a minor league game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.[14] To begin 2021, he was assigned to the Biloxi Shuckers and was promoted to the Nashville Sounds in early August.[15] Over 117 games between the two clubs, Turang slashed .258/.347/.362 with six home runs, 53 RBIs, and twenty stolen bases.[16]

Personal

His father, Brian Turang, played in Major League Baseball (MLB).[17] His mother Carrie played twice in the Women's College World Series for Long Beach State. His sister Brianna is married to National Football League (NFL) punter Tress Way and played in the Women's College World Series three times for Oklahoma. His sister Carissa played soccer and softball at Oklahoma City University and softball at Cal State Fullerton. Another sister, Cabria, played soccer at Utah. His sister Bailee played volleyball at Southern Nazarene University.[18][19]

References

  1. ^ BASEBALL: Santiago’s Turang named National Freshman of the Year
  2. ^ Corona Santiago freshman Brice Turang wins USA Baseball's top award
  3. ^ Alexander: Decision can wait for Santiago’s Turang/
  4. ^ "WeNext: Major League talent Brice Turang reaps rewards from abundant family tree - MaxPreps". 4 June 2018.
  5. ^ LSU baseball gets big news on two fronts with former star Louis Coleman's promotion, Brice Turang's commitment
  6. ^ "Brewers had previous relationship with first-round pick Brice Turang, a prep shortstop".
  7. ^ "First-rounder Turang signs with Brewers". MLB.com.
  8. ^ "Milwaukee Brewers minor league roster moves: Brice Turang promoted; Jacob Nottingham to the DL". August 2018.
  9. ^ "Brice Turang Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "Six Timber Rattlers Selected to Play in 2019 Midwest League All-Star Game".
  11. ^ "Brewers' Brice Turang: Ready for full-season ball".
  12. ^ "Turang walks off, up to another level".
  13. ^ "Brewers: No. 2 Prospect Brice Turang Makes the Jump to Triple-A". 3 August 2021.
  14. ^ "2020 Minor League Baseball season canceled". MLB.com.
  15. ^ "Brewers second-ranked prospect Brice Turang promoted to Triple-A Nashville". 4 August 2021.
  16. ^ "Garrett Mitchell or Sal Frelick? Ranking the Milwaukee Brewers' 15 top position player prospects".
  17. ^ "Brice Turang is the Latest Star in a Family of Great Athletes".
  18. ^ Halley, Jim (18 August 2017). "Class of '18: No. 7 Santiago (Corona, Calif.) shortstop Brice Turang". USA Today. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  19. ^ "Carissa Turang". Cal State Fullerton Athletics. Retrieved 2 July 2020.