In his first full season in Washington's system, Turner recorded one of the top rookie seasons in MLB history despite just 73 games played...Hit .342 with 14 doubles, eight triples, 13 homers, 40 RBI, 33 stolen bases and 53 runs scored for the Nationals...He played 71 of his 73 games from July 15 through the end of the season... His .342 batting average was the highest by any rookie with at least 290 at-bats since Ichiro Suzuki hit .350 for Seattle in his first MLB season (2001)...Turner collected 105 hits and stole 33 bases in just 73 games, becoming the first rookie in franchise history (Nationals/ Expos) to post more than 100 hits in fewer than 100 games...According to Baseball Reference, he was the only rookie in MLB history (since 1900) to record at least 13 homers, 33 stolen bases and an average of .340 or better in no more than 73 games...His 1.44 hits per game was the fifth-highest mark by a rookie with at least 70 games since 1900... After the All-Star break, Turner led MLB in triples (8), and ranked in the National League in stolen bases (2nd, 33), hits (2nd, 102), total bases (3rd, 170), runs scored (T5th, 53), and average (5th, .340)...According to Elias, only three rookies in MLB history have hit as high as .340 with as many as 13 home runs after the break: Hal Trosky (CLE, 1934: .349, 19 HR), Ted Williams (BOS, 1939: .345, 19 HR) and Willie McCovey (SFG, 1959: .354, 13 HR)...Was the first rookie in WSH/MON history w/20+ stolen bases since Mike Lansing (1993)... His 33 stolen bases were the most by a rookie in Nationals history (2005-present) and the fourth-most by any rookie in franchise history (Nationals/ Expos), behind only: Tim Raines (71, 1981), Larry Lintz (50, 1974) and Delino DeShields (42,1990)...His 33 stolen bases were the third-most in club history, regardless of service time, behind only Alfonso Soriano (41, 2006) and Nyjer Morgan (34, 2010)...On July 20 vs. LAD, became third Nationals player to steal home...Clubbed his first walk-off home run in his first multi-home run game, Sept. 9 vs. PHI (Herrmann)...Matched a franchise record (WSH/MON) with hits in eight straight plate appearances, Aug. 23-24...Clubbed two lead-off home runs (8/28 vs. COL off C. Bettis and 9/17 at ATL off J. Collmenter)...Earned back-to-back NL Rookie of the Month awards in Aug. (.357, 6 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 11 SB, 27 R) and Sept./Oct. (.339, 5 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 18 RBI, 15 SB)... Recorded seven hits in the 2016 NLDS, tied for the most in MLB during the DS...Tied teammates Daniel Murphy and Jayson Werth as well as TOR 3B Josh Donaldson
Began the season with Double-A San Antonio in San Diego's system before joining Washington's Double-A Harrisburg on June 16...Was promoted to Triple-A Syracuse 10 days later...Had his contract selected from Triple-A Syracuse, Aug. 21...Made his debut that night vs. Milwaukee, entering the game as a defensive replacement at shortstop...Collected his first MLB hit, an infield single, Sept. 4 vs. Atlanta...Clubbed his first MLB home run, a solo shot, Sept. 9 at ATL (Wisler)...Hit .322 with 24 doubles, seven triples, eight homers, 54 RBI, 29 stolen bases, 28 walks and 68 runs scored in 116 MiLB games between San Antonio, Harrisburg and Syracuse...His .322 average ranked third and his .471 slugging percentage ranked tied for sixth in the Texas League at the time of the trade...Was named the No. 9 prospect in all of baseball according to Baseball America's mid-season top-50 list and was the No. 4 prospect in the International League following the season.