About Me

Jarod Turina

Jarod Turina is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Majoring in Statistics, he hopes to pursue a career in baseball operations – primarily in data analytics. Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Jarod is an avid Cubs fan and regularly attends as many games at the Friendly Confines as possible. At the moment, he has made it to nineteen of the thirty MLB stadiums (and hopes to finish the next eleven soon). In his free time, Jarod enjoys reading, gaming, working out, photography, but most of all, watching and talking baseball.

Email: jarodturina@gmail.com 

Social Media:
Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jarod_turina11/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jetbaseballtalk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JarodTurina

Memorable Games Attended:
June 10, 2005:
Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago Cubs (First game played since 1918)
July 19, 2008: Detroit Tigers vs. Baltimore Orioles (Scott walk-off homerun)
July 23, 2009: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle perfect game)
May 7, 2017: N.Y. Yankees vs. Chicago Cubs (Record for total strikeouts; 18 innings)
July 26, 2018: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs (Rizzo walk-off homerun)
August 12, 2018: Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs (Bote walk-off grand-slam)
July 1, 2019: Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (Pirates win 18-5; Bell 3 homeruns)

Favorite “I love baseball” Moments:
Meeting 2004 Chicago Cubs roster
Shaking hands with Mariano Rivera
– Meeting Domingo Ayala mid-game during travel season
– Threw a Father’s Day no-hitter going 4-4 with 3-run homer
Cubs win 2016 World Series
– Throwing out New York Giants CB Julian Love from stealing second in high school
– Scoring winning run in bottom of 10th to advance to HS Regional Championship 

My Favorite Players to Watch by Position:
Kyle Hendricks
Carlos Marmol
Mariano Rivera
Willson Contreras
Albert Pujols
Dustin Pedroia
Alex Rodriguez
Javier Baez
Alfonso Soriano
Mike Trout
Mookie Betts
David Ortiz
Honorable Mentions:
Tim Lincecum, Aroldis Chapman, Yadier Molina, Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler, Kris Bryant, Derek Jeter, Brett Gardner, Ronald Acuna Jr., Kevin Pillar, Nelson Cruz


For the Scouts (let me dream):

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