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Tyler Naquin | Outfielder

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

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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. Nov 21 - 12:48 AM

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Indians OF prospect Tyler Naquin ripped three hits Tuesday in his debut for Triple-A Columbus.

Naquin finished with two singles and a solo home run. The 24-year-old and former first-round pick entered Tuesday's action on a 12-game hitting streak. He was second in the Eastern League in both batting average (.338) and on base percentage (.408) at the time of his call-up.
Jun 10 - 3:03 PM

Indians prospect OF Tyler Naquin went 4-for-7 with a run scored and stolen base in a doubleheader on Wednesday for Double-A Akron.

The four-hit day extended Naquin’s hitting streak to nine games, during which he’s batting .485/.528/.667 with four extra-base hits and three steals. The 24-year-old is having a solid overall season for Akron despite missing most of April, batting .328/.407/.434 with 10 extra-base hits and a 21/14 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 29 games. Naquin could conceivably receive his first taste of the major leagues later this season, though a 2016 debut probably is more realistic.
Jun 4 - 4:02 PM

Indians prospect OF Tyler Naquin had a perfect day at the plate Wednesday for Double-A Akron, going 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.

Naquin opened the season on the disabled list as a result of a hand injury he suffered last June, and he didn’t join Akron until late April. He’s quickly making up for the lost time, though, batting .318/.408/.430 through 25 games. The 24-year-old also has nine extra-base hits—his dinger on Wednesday was his first of 2015—and five stolen bases, and he sports a solid 19/14 strikeout-to-walk ratio on the season.
May 28 - 4:11 PM

Indians prospect Tyler Naquin continued his hot start with three more hits Tuesday in a win for Double-A Akron.

Since coming off the disabled list, Naquin has gone 8-for-22 with three extra base hits. During that stretch, he's shown nice patience by drawing four walks. Before last week, the 24-year-old hadn't played a game since breaking his hand in late June. The former Texas A&M star was Cleveland's first-round pick in 2012.
Apr 29 - 3:30 PM

Indians reassigned OFs Tyler Naquin and Jordan Smith, C Jake Lowery, and RHP Will Roberts to minor league camp.

All expected cuts. Naquin, a first-round pick from 2012, is the biggest name in this bunch. The 23-year-old missed some time last year with a broken hand, but batted .313/.371/.424 with four homers, 30 RBI, and 14 stolen bases over 76 games.
Mar 17 - 1:20 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2James Ramsey
CF1Abraham Almonte
2Shane Robinson
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Jerry Sands
3Tyler Naquin
DH1Chris Johnson
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Josh Tomlin
6Cody Anderson
7T.J. House
8Dylan Baker
9Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Austin Adams
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Nick Hagadone
7Kyle Crockett
8Giovanni Soto
9Shawn Armstrong
10Kirby Yates