How unique is Justin Turner?

Much has been made about Justin Turner having double-digit home run power while walking more than striking out.  Listening to Vin Scully for 50 years you heard Vinny marvel all the time about the power that Joe Dimaggio had while still maintaining minuscule strikeout totals.

I decided to see just how unique this skill set was, so below is the table for every LAD who has hit at least 20 home runs while walking more than they struck out.

Gary Sheffield is the boss with a difference of 41.  This list is loaded with some of the greatest hitters in LAD history but Gary Sheffield was the best at providing elite power while still walking more than he struck out.

Player HR KK-BB Year OPS
Gary Sheffield 34 -41 1999 0.930
Gary Sheffield 36 -40 2001 1.000
Reggie Smith 32 -39 1977 1.003
Eddie Murray 26 -39 1990 0.934
Gary Sheffield 43 -37 2000 1.081
Pedro Guerrero 33 -29 1985 0.999
Ron Cey 23 -28 1976 0.848
Eddie Murray 20 -26 1989 0.743
Nomar Garciaparra 20 -21 2006 0.872
Ron Cey 25 -19 1975 0.845
Joe Ferguson 25 -15 1973 0.839
Greg Brock 20 -14 1983 0.738
Davey Lopes 28 -13 1979 0.836
Paul Lo Duca 25 -11 2001 0.917
Mike Piazza 36 -9 1996 0.985
Ron Cey 28 -9 1979 0.888
Ron Cey 23 -9 1978 0.833
Justin Turner 21 -8 2017 0.945
Jim Wynn 32 -8 1974 0.884
Joe Ferguson 20 -8 1979 0.845
Pedro Guerrero 27 -7 1987 0.955
Shawn Green 42 -3 2002 0.944
Mike Piazza 40 -3 1997 1.070
Jeff Kent 20 0 2007 0.875
Duke Snider 23 0 1959 0.935
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