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Tyler Naquin | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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Indians outfield prospect Tyler Naquin went 1-for-4 for Double-A Akron on Saturday, extending his hit streak to 16 games.
Naquin is hitting .441/.480/.618 with two doubles, two triples, and two home runs during the streak, raising his season line to .326/.377/.448. Naquin fits squarely into the "athletic center fielder who hits lead-off" category, and could see a promotion to Triple-A Columbus within the next month. Sun, Jun 15, 2014 11:18:00 AM

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Indians prospect OF Tyler Naquin extended his hitting streak to 10 games on Sunday by going 2-for-4 with a stolen base for Double-A Akron.

The 23-year-old has been on fire as of late, as he's batting .455/.510/.591 with 20 hits (three XBH) and 11 runs scored during his current 10-game hitting streak. Naquin began the season by batting .267 through his first 23 games, but since then he's been one of the more consistent hitters in the Eastern League, with a .344/.389/.450 batting line, 32 runs scored, nine extra-base hits and nine steals over his last 31 games.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 01:54:00 PM

The Indians on Wednesday extended non-roster spring training invitations to outfielder Tyler Naquin, shortstop Francisco Lindor, catchers Jake Lowery and Roberto Perez, second baseman Joe Wendle and catcher/infielder Tony Wolters.

"I don't want to say it was my idea, but we all were in agreement that we'd much rather bring in our younger kids than a bunch of veteran guys who really didn't have a chance to make the team," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "If you bring in too many guys to compete, but they really aren't competing, I don't think that's fair. So, you bring in younger kids and give them a taste to see how we do things. I will really help as a staff to get to know them and let them see how we want to do things." Naquin has the best chance of the group to contribute to a fantasy roster at some point in 2014. While the 22-year-old outfielder is coming off a monster showing in the AFL, he's not expected to break camp with the big club. Lindor is the organization's top prospect, but the 20-year-old will be afforded more time to marinate in the minors with Asdrubal Cabrera handling shortstop in Cleveland.
Thu, Jan 23, 2014 10:03:00 AM

Indians prospect Tyler Naquin had a nice day at the dish as his Surprise Saguaros topped Mesa 11-9 in Arizona Fall League action on Friday, going 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI.

The 22-year-old outfielder has performed well as the Saguaros leadoff hitter thus far, hitting .355 (11-for-31) with six runs scored, three RBI and a stolen base through seven games. He's slated to begin the 2014 season at Double-A Akron.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 08:50:00 AM

Indians prospect OF Tyler Naquin is batting .375/.423/.458 with two doubles and three RBI in six games since a promotion to Double-A Akron.

The 2012 first-rounder went 0-for-3 in his first contest with Akron, but has since recorded a hit in each subsequent game, including seven hits over his last three games. The 22-year-old was received a promotion after batting .277/.345/.424 with 42 extra-base hits, 14 stolen bases and a 112/41 K/BB ratio in 108 games for High-A Carolina. While Naquin certainly has the arm strength to handle right field in the major leagues, there's some uncertainty as to whether he'll offer enough power for the position. As a result, his prospect stock will continue to be tied to his ability to stay in center field. At his current rate of development, Naquin should debut with the Indians at some point during the 2015 season.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 12:38:00 PM

Indians signed 2012 first-round pick OF Tyler Naquin.

The Texas A&M product will receive $1.75 million, which is notably lower than the $2.25 million slot value assigned to the No. 15 overall pick. Naquin is a low-upside, high-floor type who provides good outfield defense but not much pop at the plate.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 12:12:00 PM

Indians selected Texas A&M OF Tyler Naquin with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

Naquin can hit (.385 this season), but his No. 1 tool is his throwing arm, which is elite. He's also a plus defender and runner, and is surely being drafted with an eye toward manning center field in Cleveland. Naquin's power may never develop, but already 21, he shouldn't be terribly far from the big leagues.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 08:48:00 PM

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2B1Jason Kipnis
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