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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
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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. Apr 13 - 1:50 PM

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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.
Apr 8 - 1:38 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.
Mar 19 - 1:38 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.
Mar 18 - 3:09 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.
Mar 11 - 7:12 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.
Mar 9 - 8:02 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.
Mar 6 - 9:49 AM

Tyler Naquin was diagnosed with a bruised right foot after being hit with a foul ball during Sunday's Cactus League game.

He went for precautionary X-rays as well, the results of which will be announced on Monday. The injury doesn't sound serious and shouldn't impact Naquin's availability for the start of the regular season.
Mar 5 - 8:36 PM

Tyler Naquin was removed from Sunday's Cactus League contest after fouling a ball off of his right foot.

Naquin was 2-for-2 with an RBI before departing. He'll presumably head for X-rays to rule out any fractures. Expect the Indians to have an update on his status later in the day.
Mar 5 - 4:51 PM

Tyler Naquin went 3-for-3 with a run scored in Friday’s loss to the Rockies.

Naquin collected two singles and a double on the day. The 25-year-old finished third in the AL Rookie of the Year balloting last season after batting .296 with 14 homers and an .886 OPS over 116 games. However, it’s probably fair to expect some regression after he posted a .411 BABIP (batting average on balls in play) while striking out in 30.7 percent of his plate appearances.
Mar 3 - 6:52 PM

Tyler Naquin doubled and scored a run Sunday in the Indians' exhibition tie with the Cubs.

Naquin led off the top of the fourth inning with a two-bagger against Cubs reliever Zac Rosscup and then scored a few batters later on a Carlos Santana groundout. The 25-year-old center fielder should start against most right-handers to open the 2017 season after batting .296/.372/.514 with 14 home runs and six stolen bases in 116 games as a rookie.
Feb 26 - 6:05 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said that Rajai Davis is drawing the centerfield start in Wednesday's Game 7 of the World Series because he sees Tyler Naquin pressing.

"Pressing" might be a bit of an understatement. Naquin struck out in both of his Game 6 at-bats on Tuesday, including a killer whiff in the middle innings that came with the bases loaded and two outs. For the postseason as a whole, he is hitting just .143 (4-for-23). 14 of those 23 at-bats have ended in strikeouts.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 04:19:00 PM

Tyler Naquin is starting in center field and batting eighth for the Indians in Monday's ALCS Game 3.

The Indians are sticking with their regular lineup against right-handers with the Blue Jays throwing Marcus Stroman. Their full batting order looks like this: Carlos Santana DH, Jason Kipnis 2B, Francisco Lindor SS, Mike Napoli 1B, Jose Ramirez 3B, Lonnie Chisenhall RF, Coco Crisp LF, Naquin CF, Roberto Perez C.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 04:13:00 PM

Tyler Naquin delivered a walk-off inside-the-park home run in Friday’s 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

Naquin didn’t start the game — as he entered as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning — but boy, did he find an exciting way to finish it. After Jose Ramirez tied things up against Roberto Osuna with a solo homer, Naquin hit a long drive to right field which deflected off the top of the right field fence and rolled into no-man’s land in right-center field. Melvin Upton, Jr. did his best to come up with the ball and make a throw, but Naquin was able to scamper around the bases without much of a challenge. The rookie outfielder has now played hero in back-to-back nights, as he had a walk-off sacrifice fly against the White Sox on Thursday. This finish was a tad more exciting.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 09:57:00 PM

Tyler Naquin went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

Naquin notched an RBI double in the fourth inning. The two-bagger was his 11th of the season. Overall, he is slashing a fine .321/.380/.626 with 12 homers, 30 RBI and five triples over 187 at-bats. That all of this comes in his first major league season is impressive.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 06:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Erik Gonzalez
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Austin Jackson
3Bradley Zimmer
RF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody
8Shawn Armstrong