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Tyler Naquin
Birthdate: 4/24/1991 (25 y, 11 m)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/190     Position: OF
Drafted: 2012 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 15, Overall: 15, Team: Cleveland Indians
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RotoWire News: Naquin (knee) is back in the Indians' Cactus League lineup Thursday. (3/23/2017)
Profiles:  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Despite being a highly-regarded prospect, Naquin surprised a lot of people with his rookie season in 2016. He produced a lot more power than expected by slugging 14 home runs in just 365 plate appearances after never hitting more than 10 in the minors (and that was in 583 PAs). He also hit .296 but that was aided by an unsustainably-high batting average on balls in play of .411. The 31% strikeout rate is worrisome and, along with the BABIP, suggests that regression is on the way - at least with the batting average. But if he continues to show 20+ home run potential, the Indians may not care if the batting average drops because he also takes more than his fair share of walks. Naquin, 25, isn’t the most talented center fielder but he plays it well enough to stay there for now, and the Indians lack of outfield depth means he’ll receive lots of at-bats. With Edwin Encarnacion now providing additional lineup protection and both Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor coming off of strong offensive seasons, the Indians hitters — Naquin included — should be fun to watch. Look for a .250-.260 average to go with 12-16 home runs and 10-12 steals if he continues to play regularly. He was mostly shielded from southpaws (as a left-handed hitter) in 2016 but held his own in limited opportunities, so expect the platoon role to shrink going forward. (Marc Hulet)

The Quick Opinion: The current makeup of the Indians outfield suggests that Naquin should play center field for the club on an everyday basis in 2017. The sophomore outfielder was platooned in ’16 but he should see more southpaws after performing okay in limited opportunities last year.

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SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2012Indians (A-)3616102213410.6 %16.1 %.109.333.270.379.380.366132    
2013Saguaros (R)271301221848.5 %13.8 %.078.388.339.400.417.383129    
2013Indians (A+)10849896942148.2 %22.5 %.147.351.277.345.424.354115    
2013Indians (AA)188519615.9 %25.9 %.075.298.225.271.300.26558    
2014Indians (AA)7634145430148.5 %20.8 %.112.389.313.371.424.359122    
2015Indians (AA)341601161079.4 %15.0 %.121.410.348.419.468.403158    
2015Indians (AAA)5021863417611.5 %22.5 %.167.323.263.353.430.359127    
2016Indians (AAA)1779168110.1 %19.0 %.114.345.286.354.400.342118    
2016Indians11636514524369.9 %30.7 %.218.411.296.372.514.3741351.717.1-5.02.5
2016Indians112500204.0 %56.0 %.087.444.174.208.261.1845    
2017Depth Charts125525135854108.2 %28.2 %.147.348.259.325.405.315940.1-3.5-2.11.3
2017Steamer10941810474788.4 %26.8 %.145.344.261.329.406.317960.3-1.8-3.11.0
2017Fans (10)126488126363119.8 %24.6 %.151.347.272.348.423.3331070.74.7-0.82.1
2017ZiPS11344211484187.9 %29.6 %.148.351.256.320.405.31292-0.3-4.3-0.31.1
Total- - -11636514524369.9 %30.7 %.218.411.296.372.514.3741351.717.1-5.02.5
Postseason- - -112500204.0 %56.0 %.087.444.174.208.261.1845    

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2012Indians (A-)3613716137241120221317026700543.270
2013Saguaros (R)271151303933411221811018220341.339
2013Indians (A+)10844849812482276969424101126128147.277
2013Indians (AA)1880851814301965022000013.225
2014Indians (AA)76304341957412545430290712514143.313
2015Indians (AA)3414116049351211161015124310371.348
2015Indians (AAA)5018621849301306341725249223362.263
2016Indians (AAA)1770792015311688015010112.286
2016Indians1163213659558185145243364112422463.296
2016Indians11232542200021114001000.174
2017Depth Charts12547152512283224135854434148543 105.259
2017Steamer1093734189766183104747353112433 84.261
2017Fans (10)1264304881178021412636348312055  113.272
2017ZiPS11339844210269184114841353131432584.256
Total- - -1163213659558185145243364112422463.296
Postseason- - -11232542200021114001000.174

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2012Indians (A-)10.6 %16.1 %0.65.270.379.380.758.1096.1.333  -0.6245.7.366132
2013Saguaros (R)8.5 %13.8 %0.61.339.400.417.817.0786.1.388  0.3214.6.383129
2013Indians (A+)8.2 %22.5 %0.37.277.345.424.769.1476.3.351  -0.4698.9.354115
2013Indians (AA)5.9 %25.9 %0.23.225.271.300.571.0753.3.298  -1.16-4.2.26558
2014Indians (AA)8.5 %20.8 %0.41.313.371.424.795.1127.4.389  1.4498.9.359122
2015Indians (AA)9.4 %15.0 %0.63.348.419.468.887.1215.5.410  1.02810.2.403158
2015Indians (AAA)11.5 %22.5 %0.51.263.353.430.784.1674.7.323  0.2296.2.359127
2016Indians (AAA)10.1 %19.0 %0.53.286.354.400.754.1143.8.345  -0.6101.5.342118
2016Indians9.9 %30.7 %0.32.296.372.514.886.2186.0.4111.70.2-0.26016.9.374135
2016Indians4.0 %56.0 %0.07.174.208.261.469.0870.1.444  0.00-2.8.1845
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.255.322.417.739.1624.9.300     .318 
2017Depth Charts8.2 %28.2 %0.29.259.325.405.730.1475.2.3480.6 -0.460-1.5.31594
2017Steamer8.4 %26.8 %0.31.261.329.406.735.1454.9.3440.7 -0.449-0.4.31796
2017Fans (10)9.8 %24.6 %0.40.272.348.423.772.1515.8.347  0.7636.0.333107
2017ZiPS7.9 %29.6 %0.27.256.320.405.725.1485.1.351  -0.350-2.2.31292
Total- - -9.9 %30.7 %0.32.296.372.514.886.2186.0.4111.70.2-0.26016.9.374135
Postseason- - -4.0 %56.0 %0.07.174.208.261.469.0870.1.444  0.00-2.8.1845

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2016Indians1.5423.4 %46.4 %30.1 %7.9 %22.2 %4.1 %0.0 %37.6 %35.7 %26.8 %16.9 %44.6 %38.5 %
2016Indians1.0055.6 %22.2 %22.2 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
Total- - -1.5423.4 %46.4 %30.1 %7.9 %22.2 %4.1 %0.0 %37.6 %35.7 %26.8 %16.9 %44.6 %38.5 %
Postseason- - -1.0055.6 %22.2 %22.2 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2016Indians97634954405349811515
2016Indians22510104475119
Total- - -97634954405349811515
Postseason- - -22510104475119

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2016Indians0.47-5.896.369.690.970.932.15111.36-0.86
2016Indians-0.09-0.370.28-1.44-0.160.87 0-0.230.13
Total- - -0.47-5.896.369.690.970.932.15111.36-0.86
Postseason- - --0.09-0.370.28-1.44-0.160.87 0-0.230.13

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2016Indians64.6% (92.3)9.4% (84.0)4.6% (88.5)10.2% (78.6)8.2% (83.6)2.3% (85.2)0.8% (78.5)0.9%
Total- - -64.6% (92.3)9.4% (84.0)4.6% (88.5)10.2% (78.6)8.2% (83.6)2.3% (85.2)0.8% (78.5)0.9%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2016Indians44.7 %12.0 %4.8 %2.0 %0.1 %5.8 %10.6 %5.8 %4.4 % 9.2 % 0.6 % 
Total- - -44.7 %12.0 %4.8 %2.0 %0.1 %5.8 %10.6 %5.8 %4.4 % 9.2 % 0.6 % 

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2016Indians92.691.789.185.584.291.584.478.279.0 83.9 77.7
Total- - -92.691.789.185.584.291.584.478.279.0 83.9 77.7

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2016Indians0.74.10.21.88.40.4-0.50.072.910.341.166.831.24-4.33
Total- - -0.74.10.21.88.40.4-0.50.072.910.341.166.831.24-4.33

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2016Indians-6.13.5-0.6-0.3-0.10.86.20.70.1 9.9 -0.5
Total- - --6.13.5-0.6-0.3-0.10.86.20.70.1 9.9 -0.5

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2016Indians-0.921.94-0.84-0.89-5.630.963.950.800.21 7.20 -5.60
Total- - --0.921.94-0.84-0.89-5.630.963.950.800.21 7.20 -5.60

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2016Indians36.0 %72.7 %51.2 %63.6 %77.9 %72.0 %41.5 %56.7 %14.2 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -36.0 %72.7 %51.2 %63.6 %77.9 %72.0 %41.5 %56.7 %14.2 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2016Indians36.9 %68.1 %51.2 %64.1 %76.3 %71.5 %45.7 %21.7
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -36.9 %68.1 %51.2 %64.1 %76.3 %71.5 %45.7 %21.7

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2016IndiansCF10590799.218361100000     .995 
Total- - -CF10590799.218361100000     .995 
2016IndiansRF4221.0001010000     .000 
Total- - -RF4221.0001010000     .000 
2016IndiansOF10992820.218362110000     .990 
Total- - -OF10992820.218362110000     .990 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2016IndiansCF799.2  01-18-17165139.84244   -40.7 -6.10.2-5.1-9.4
Total- - -CF799.2  01-18-17165139.84244   -40.7 -6.10.2-5.1-9.4
2016IndiansRF21.0  00-1-110.0000   0  -0.8-0.3-1.1-171.1
Total- - -RF21.0  00-1-110.0000   0  -0.8-0.3-1.1-171.1
2016IndiansOF820.2  01-19-18166139.83744   -40.7 -6.9-0.1-6.3-11.3
Total- - -OF820.2  01-19-18166139.83744   -40.7 -6.9-0.1-6.3-11.3

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2016IndiansCF799.20.0%    (45)0.0%      (5)0.0%      (2)0.0%     (5)45.5%    (11)98.9%  (177)
Total- - -CF799.20.0%    (45)0.0%      (5)0.0%      (2)0.0%     (5)45.5%    (11)98.9%  (177)
2016IndiansRF21.00.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)
Total- - -RF21.00.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)
2016IndiansOF820.20.0%    (47)0.0%      (5)0.0%      (2)0.0%     (5)45.5%    (11)98.9%  (177)
Total- - -OF820.20.0%    (47)0.0%      (5)0.0%      (2)0.0%     (5)45.5%    (11)98.9%  (177)

SeasonTeamInnVotesInstinctsFirst StepSpeedHandsReleaseArm StrengthArm AccuracyOverallFSR
2016Indians820.2344052674142584249-4
Total- - -820.2344052674142584249-4

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2016Indians15.41.7-6.31.317.1-5.01.411.024.52.5$20.0 
Total- - -15.41.7-6.31.317.1-5.01.411.024.52.5$20.0 

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  • 2012 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 15, Overall: 15
    • Team: Cleveland Indians
    • School: Texas A&M
  • 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 33, Pick: 5, Overall: 986
    • Team: Baltimore Orioles
    • School: Klein Collins HS