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Tyler Naquin | Outfielder | #30

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (15) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Tyler Naquin went 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored in a lopsided win over the Mariners on Sunday.
Naquin led off the game with a double that led to a run, and he added RBI singles in the second and third innings for good measure. He's now got 11 hits in 39 spring at-bats, with six RBI and nine runs scored. It's crowded in that Indians outfield but Naquin is stating his case for a bench job, and he's firmly in the mix as the end of spring draws near. Mar 19 - 12:39 AM

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Tyler Naquin clubbed a solo home run off of Matt Shoemaker as the Indians defeated the Angels in Wednesday's Cactus League tilt.

Naquin's solo shot got the Indians on the board in the third inning and proved to be more than enough support for Corey Kluber and company. He finished the afternoon 1-for-2 and is now hitting .250 with a pair of homers and three RBI in his quest to secure a reserve outfielder role this spring.
Mar 14 - 8:55 PM

Tyler Naquin went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a double in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks.

A fine game for Naquin, who put his stamp on the exhibition via a two-run home run in the third inning. After hitting a sweet .296/.372/.514 in 116 games with the Indians during the 2016 season, the outfielder saw his playing time plummet in 2017, when he appeared in just 19 games. He failed to impress in that small space. He'll be fighting for a bench role this spring, but may very well end up at Triple-A Columbus to open the 2018 season.
Feb 24 - 8:03 PM

Tyler Naquin got the start in center for the Indians on Wednesday and had a double, a walk and a sac fly against the White Sox.

The Indians called up Greg Allen before Naquin and played Allen over Naquin on Tuesday after Naquin was called up earlier in the day. Today, though, Naquin did get the assignment and did well with it. He deserves more time in the outfield to see if he can help in the postseason.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 11:49:00 PM

Indians recalled OF Tyler Naquin from Triple-A Columbus.

Naquin will operate as outfield depth for the Tribe over the final stretch of the regular season. He's appeared in just nine games this season at the major league level, slashing .200/.231/.240.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 04:15:00 PM

Indians optioned OF Tyler Naquin to Triple-A Columbus.

Naquin got a couple starts over the weekend after being recalled, but he's being sent back down with the Indians needing a fresh bullpen arm. He's hit .309/.372/.496 at Columbus this season.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 07:10:00 PM

Indians recalled OF Tyler Naquin from Triple-A Columbus.

Naquin was optioned to the minors shortly after Opening Day and has hit .309/.372/.496 with five homers and two steals for Columbus. He'll see some playing time in right field while Lonnie Chisenhall (calf) is out.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 08:13:00 AM

Tyler Naquin has joined the Indians in Oakland.

He's expected to replace Lonnie Chisenhall, who is headed to the disabled list with a strained calf. Naquin has spent the last three months in the minors, hitting .309 over 123 at-bats for Triple-A Columbus. He's already had success at the major league level, hitting .296 for the Tribe last year while finishing third in AL Rookie of the Year voting. Naquin will share time in right field with Abraham Almonte and Brandon Guyer.
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 10:25:00 PM

Indians optioned OF Tyler Naquin to Triple-A Columbus.

Naquin finished third in the 2016 American League Rookie of the Year balloting with a .296/.372/.514 batting line in 116 games, but he was off to a poor start this season and the Indians are facing a roster crunch with Lonnie Chisenhall returning Thursday from a spring shoulder injury. Austin Jackson and Abraham Almonte will presumably share time in center field for Cleveland.
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 01:50:00 PM

Tyler Naquin reached base three times Friday in the loss to the Diamondbacks.

Naquin went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. It'll be interesting to see if he gets more time against left-handers this year. That appeared to be the plan entering spring training, but then Austin Jackson was available for next to nothing and Michael Brantley was able to make it back from shoulder surgery, making the Indians' outfield quite a bit more crowded.
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 01:38:00 AM

Tyler Naquin said Sunday that the knee soreness he's dealing with isn't a big deal.

Naquin has been diagnosed with bilateral soreness in both knees, but he expects to return to game action soon. The 25-year-old is hitting .458 this spring.
Sun, Mar 19, 2017 01:38:00 PM

Tyler Naquin was scratched from Saturday's Cactus League game against the Royals with bilateral knee soreness.

In layman's terms, he's dealing with two bad knees. The Indians consider his absence precautionary and are hoping he can play on Sunday. Naquin has had a monster spring so far, hitting .458 over 24 Cactus League at-bats. The 25-year-old finished third in AL Rookie of the Year voting last year behind Michael Fulmer and Gary Sanchez.
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 03:09:00 PM

Tyler Naquin went 2-for-3 with a double in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Royals.

Naquin is now up to four doubles and is hitting a scalding .556 in 21 at-bats this spring. During his 2016 rookie season, the 25-year-old outfielder slashed .296/.372/.514 while swatting 14 homers and driving in 43 runs over the course of 321 at-bats. A bit of regression could be in order for the coming campaign, but even so, he should be a reliable fantasy contributor.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 07:12:00 PM

Tyler Naquin drilled a pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning of a loss to the Angels on Thursday.

It was his first game action since he fouled a ball off his foot on Sunday. X-rays were negative and he sat out a few games to be safe. He now has a .533 batting average through 15 at-bats. Naquin sits atop the depth chart in centerfield. As a rookie last year he hit .296/.372/.514 with 14 home runs and 43 RBI in 321 at-bats. His .411 BABIP indicates some strong regression is coming but he should still be a quality fantasy outfielder.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 08:02:00 PM

X-rays turned up negative on Tyler Naquin's right foot.

Naquin took a foul ball off the foot during Cactus League play on Sunday. He is day-to-day with a contusion. It's no big deal here in early March.
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 09:49:00 AM

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2B1Jason Kipnis
2Erik Gonzalez
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4Michael Martinez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Greg Allen
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RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
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