Tyler Naquin

Position: OF
Born: 4/24/1991
Height: 6'2
Weight: 190
B/T: L/R
Acquired: Drafted in the first round (#15 overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CLE).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2015 SEASON STATS: Combined to hit .300 in 84 games between Akron (Double-A) and Columbus (Triple-A), with 7 HRs, 27 RBIs and 13 SBs.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Already on the 40-man roster, he made the club out of spring training.
MLB Debut Date: 4/5/2016

Debut Details
April 5, in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox. Pinch-hitting for right fielder Collin Cowgill in the seventh inning, he struck out swinging against Junichi Tazawa and stayed in the game in center field.

Player Notes
Naquin hit .397 with four HRs and seven RBIs, adding three doubles and three triples over 22 games for a .759 SLG during spring training, which nailed down his roster spot. One of the Indians’ top prospects on paper since being drafted, he needs to avoid the injury bug to make that projection reality. After winning a pair of Big 12 Conference batting titles at Texas A&M, he spent most of his first full season in 2013 at Carolina (High A), hitting .277 with 9 HRs, 42 RBIs and 14 SB. Making the move up to Akron (Double-A) in 2014, he was hitting .313 with 4 HRs, 30 RBIs and 14 SBs when he broke his hand, sidelining him until early 2015. A plus defender in center field who is considered to have the organization’s best arm, he’s a line drive hitter to all fields with minimal power.