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Baseball: Former Park Vista star Trea Turner signs with San Diego Padres

  • 10:40 am Sunday, June 15th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Trea Turner didn’t wait long to make his decision.

After the Park Vista product was selected by the San Diego Padres with the 13th overall pick of the 2014 MLB Draft on June 5, Turner signed with San Diego for $2.9 million on Friday, according to multiple reports. Turner signed above his assigned pick value, which was listed at $2,723,300. [More]

Baseball: Former Park Vista standout Trea Turner goes 13th overall to San Diego Padres

  • 8:47 pm Thursday, June 5th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Trea Turner was projected to be a first-round pick in the MLB Draft, but he still didn’t know what to expect.

However, the Park Vista product didn’t have to wait long to hear his name, as the San Diego Padres drafted the 6-foot-1, 170-pound shortstop with 13th overall pick Thursday. Turner was the first player from Palm Beach County taken in this year’s draft.

“I would have never thought I would be going this high in the draft,” said Turner, who became the first player from Park Vista to be selected in the first round. “It’s definitely a little bit of a [More]

Baseball: Park Vista grad Trea Turner sets N.C State record

  • 6:41 pm Thursday, April 12th, 2012 by Matt Porter

He wasn’t a standout base-stealer in high school, but just two and a half months into his college career, ex-Park Vista shortstop Trea Turner owns N.C. State’s single-season stolen base record.

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2011 MLB Draft: Rounding up Day 2; will Kyle Smith and Michael Kelly choose Gators or pros?

  • 5:30 pm Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 by Matt Porter

The advisor for local draftees Michael Kelly and Kyle Smith expects both will choose scholarships over signing bonuses. [More]

Baseball: Park Vista readies for a 9-6A rematch with Palm Beach Central

  • 5:21 pm Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 by Matt Porter

The reality of today’s high school baseball (and many other sports) is this: schools fight for bragging rights and championships, but many of the players play on the same travel teams and in the same summer leagues. They know each other. More often than not, they’re good friends. [More]