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Tyler Naquin | Outfielder | #30

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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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Indians optioned OF Tyler Naquin to Triple-A Columbus.
Naquin has posted a respectable .317/.338/.413 batting line in 65 plate appearances this season at the major league level, but the Indians needed to clear a spot for Mike Clevinger, their spot starter Wednesday versus the Reds. Naquin will be back up at some point. May 18 - 2:25 PM

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Indians recalled OF Tyler Naquin from Triple-A Columbus.

He'll likely only be up for a few days while Lonnie Chisenhall is on the bereavement list. Naquin has hit .315/.327/.426 this season with the big club but was sent down last week so that he could play every day.
May 13 - 2:36 PM

Indians optioned OF Tyler Naquin to Triple-A Columbus.

Naquin saw his playing time squeezed out with the return of Michael Brantley, so he'll head down to Triple-A where he can play on a nightly basis. The 25-year-old slashed .315/.327/.426 with two RBI and a 19/1 K/BB ratio in 54 at-bats with the Tribe.
May 7 - 11:37 AM

Tyler Naquin is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mariners.

He'll take a seat against southpaw Wade Miley. Rajai Davis will start in center field and bat leadoff while Marlon Byrd will play left and Collin Cowgill will start in right.
Apr 19 - 2:19 PM

Tyler Naquin is starting in center field and batting ninth for the Indians on Friday versus the Mets.

It's only his third start of the season, although he's picked up four hits in his nine at-bats. Rajai Davis is in left field with Naquin handling center.
Apr 15 - 3:22 PM

Tyler Naquin went 3-for-5 and drove in a run against the Rays on Thursday.

Naquin is the Indians' center fielder against right-handers, but the team has faced a boatload of lefties thus far, leaving him with just 14 at-bats to date. He'll start seeing more action now.
Apr 14 - 5:22 PM

Tyler Naquin is not in the Indians' Opening Day lineup Monday against the Red Sox.

Boston is throwing ace left-hander David Price, so the left-handed-hitting Naquin will take a seat. Rajai Davis is in center field and batting leadoff for the Tribe.
Apr 4 - 12:02 PM

Tyler Naquin went deep again Monday, launching a two-run homer against the Athletics.

The longball -- which came in the fifth inning off of Jesse Hahn -- was Naquin's fourth of the spring. The power outburst is nice and it certainly helped him win the Tribe's center field job, but Naquin doesn't figure to provide much pop for fantasy owners. He's more of a single-league option to start out.
Mar 28 - 6:47 PM

After being informed that he’s making the Opening Day roster, Tyler Naquin celebrated Friday against the Diamondbacks by going 3-for-4 with a solo homer.

He also made a nice running catch in center field. With another strong day at the plate, Naquin has improved his spring average to .476 (20-for-42). Michael Brantley (shoulder) is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, so Naquin figures to see most of the action in center field against right-handers. The 24-year-old batted .300/.381/.446 with seven home runs and 13 steals in 84 games last season between Double- and Triple-A. He’s a wait-and-see option in mixed leagues, but should be a useful piece in AL-only formats as long as the playing time is there.
Mar 25 - 8:06 PM

Indians outfield prospect Tyler Naquin has been informed that he has made the Opening Day roster.

It's not a surprise at this point, as Naquin is expected to serve as the club's starting center fielder, at least against right-handed pitching. The former first-round pick batted .300/.381/.446 with seven homers and 13 steals over 378 plate appearances between Double- and Triple-A last season. He's more of an AL-only than mixed league play for fantasy purposes.
Mar 25 - 2:16 PM

Tyler Naquin went 3-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs and three runs scored on Wednesday.

Not only did Naquin notch his first home runs this spring, he also managed his first double. On Tuesday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Terry Pluto noted that Naquin was "on track" to start in center for the Tribe in 2016. Splitting time between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus last season, the 24-year-old hit .300/.381/.446, though a wrist injury limited him to 84 games played.
Mar 23 - 7:41 PM

Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that Tyler Naquin "is on track to start in center field once the season the opens."

The Indians signed veterans Rajai Davis and Will Venable over the winter, but it's been Naquin to take advantage of Abraham Almonte's 80-game PED suspension. The former first-round pick has batted a robust .400/.462/.629 over 35 plate appearances this spring, notching three triples and a stolen base. He could wind up serving on the long side of a platoon in center field with Davis. Naquin was limited to 84 games between Double- and Triple-A last season due to injury but hit .300/.381/.446 when he was healthy. He may not have a ton of mixed league value in 2016, although he can steal some bases and should hit for average eventually.
Mar 22 - 6:34 PM

Tyler Naquin went 3-for-4 and scored a couple runs in Monday's win over the Dodgers.

Naquin got the start in center field and hit eighth in the lineup. The former first-round pick has a shot to make the Opening Day roster following Abraham Almonte's 80-game PED suspension, so he'll be worth tracking this spring.
Mar 7 - 8:23 PM

Abraham Almonte's 80-game PED suspension could open a spot for Tyler Naquin in the Indians' outfield.

With Almonte banned and Michael Brantley (shoulder) slated to miss the first month of the season, the Indians will have two outfield spots available. Naquin hit .300 in the minors last year but was limited to 84 games because of a concussion and a hip injury. Manager Terry Francona said he was considering Naquin for the Opening Day roster even before Almonte's suspension. James Ramsey and Will Venable will also be in the outfield mix this spring.
Source: indians.com
Feb 27 - 8:44 PM

Indians purchased the contract of OF Tyler Naquin from Triple-A Columbus.

The 24-year-old outfielder missed the beginning of the season due to injury, but hit the ground running when activated in April. In 84 contests between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus he hit .300/.381/.446 with seven homers, 27 RBI and 13 stolen bases. Expect to see him in Cleveland at some point during the 2016 season.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 12:48:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
3Michael Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Austin Adams
9Shawn Armstrong