Turner opened the month by swiping a pair of bases in Washington's 4-1 victory over the New York Mets on September 2nd, becoming the first rookie in franchise history to steal 20-or-more bases since Montreal's Mike Lansing (1993). On September 9th, the Florida native notched his first multi-homer performance in a 5-4 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. Turner clubbed a two-run home run in the seventh inning before delivering a game-ending solo shot in the bottom of the ninth frame for his first career walk-off homer. The North Carolina State University product tied a career high (two times previously) with a four-hit performance on September 16th, leading the way to a 7-2 victory at Atlanta. With his second straight NL Rookie of the Month Award (also August 2016), Turner becomes the first NL rookie to win the honor in back-to-back months since the late Jose Fernandez did so in July and August of his Rookie of the Year-winning 2013 season.
Other rookies receiving votes included Arizona's Brandon Drury (.341, 19 R, 31 H, 5 HR, 17 RBI, .604 SLG, .400 OBP); St. Louis Cardinals hurler Alex Reyes (3-1, 1.97 ERA, 35 SO, 32.0 IP); Robert Gsellman (3-1, 2.06 ERA, 35 SO, 35.0 IP), T.J. Rivera (.365, 7 R, 23 H, 3 HR, 12 RBI, .571 SLG) and Seth Lugo (3-0, 2.76 ERA, 17 SO, 29.1 IP) of the New York Mets; San Diego's Hunter Renfroe (.370, 4 HR, 12 RBI, .852 SLG); Cincinnati's Scott Schebler (.337, 14 R, 31 H, 2 HR, 15 RBI, .402 OBP); Atlanta's Dansby Swanson (.313, 14 R, 25 H, 3 HR, 13 RBI, .500 SLG); and Colorado's Raimel Tapia (.250, 4 R, 9 H).
The National League Rookie of the Month for September, Trea Turner, will receive a specially designed trophy, suitably engraved, to commemorate his performance.