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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
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Tyler Naquin went 3-for-3 with a triple, a home run and four RBI as the Indians pounded the White Sox 13-2 on Saturday.
Naquin was a thorn in the White Sox' side all afternoon, contributing an RBI single in the first inning, roping a two-run triple in the fourth and topping it off with a solo homer in the sixth. The triple was his third and the homer his fifth of the season. The 25-year-old was on the wrong end of a roster crunch in mid-May that got him sent down, but he's batting .320/.375/.553 in 41 games with the big club and should continue to get some run going forward in what has become a depleted outfield. Jun 19 - 12:08 AM

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Tyler Naquin went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Mariners.

Naquin snapped a 2-2 tie when he tagged a Joaquin Benoit offering for a two-run dinger with one out in the eighth inning. It was his fourth home run of the season and pushed his RBI total to 16. The 25-year-old outfielder entered the month of June with zero career homers in the majors. He has now hit four over his last seven games. In 83 at-bats, Naquin is slashing .325/.371/.554.
Jun 10 - 1:57 AM

Indians rookie Tyler Naquin went deep for the second day in a row Saturday against the Royals.

Naquin hit his first career home run yesterday and was so excited he decided to do it again today. 80 plate appearances into his career the 25-year old is hitting .333/.368/.500. He has a 30% strikeout rate and a .468 BABIP so let's not get carried away just yet as growing pains are likely on the way. With Michael Brantley on the DL and Marlon Byrd suspended, Naquin may see everyday playing time until he cools down.
Jun 5 - 12:11 AM

Tyler Naquin blasted the first home run of his big league career on Friday as the Indians topped the Royals 6-1 to capture the first game of their weekend set.

Naquin's impressive opposite-field blast came off of Royals starter Edinson Volquez in the seventh inning. He also drew a walk in the contest, finishing the night 1-for-2 to raise his season slash to .319/.347/.449. As long as he continues to hit, he should continue to find himself in the lineup on a fairly regular basis, making him an interesting commodity in AL-only formats.
Jun 3 - 10:04 PM

Indians recalled OF Tyler Naquin from Triple-A Columbus.

Cleveland has become even more desperate for outfield depth in the wake of the Marlon Byrd suspension. The club's current active outfielders are Rajai Davis, Lonnie Chisenhall, Jose Ramirez, Michael Martinez, and now Naquin. Not a very inspiring group.
Jun 1 - 2:53 PM

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

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

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
3Tyler Naquin
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Tom Gorzelanny