Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/11/12
Often times, the real heart and soul guys on a ballclub aren’t the superstars who appear on the commercials and billboards and have their jerseys hanging in every sporting goods store, but rather the depth guys who wait patiently for their chance to help out the team, no matter what kind of glove they’re asked to grab before taking the field. For the New York Metropolitans, that player is Justin Turner, a utility infielder who bats to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” has become a favorite among Met fans for his undying enthusiasm, flowing red hair and willingness to step in wherever Terry Collins has asked him to to help win ballgames. A star second baseman and shortstop in college for Cal-Fullerton, Turner won All-American honors as a freshman and won a college World Series in 2004. He was drafted twice, first by the New York Yankees in the 29th round of the 2005 MLB draft, but did not sign and was taken in the seventh round the following year by the Cincinnati Reds. Soon after ...
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