Tyler Naquin, Outfield, Cleveland Indians, #30
Date of Birth: 4/24/1991
Birthplace: Spring, Texas
College: Texas A&M
Tyler Naquin, outfielder for the Cleveland Indians, was first drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2009 but he opted instead to play for Texas A&M. In 2011, he was named Big 12 Conference Baseball Player of the Year. The following year, he was drafted by the Indians.
Naquin played in the Indians' minor league system from 2012 through 2015. He batted .287 with 372 hits, 78 doubles, 118 RBIs, and 304 strikeouts to 132 walks in 322 games. Defensively, as a center fielder, he made 757 putouts and 9 errors in 307 games.
Naquin had a strong first season in the major leagues in 2016. He finished the season with 95 hits, 18 doubles, 14 home runs, 43 RBIs, and a .296 batting average in 116 games with the Indians. Defensively, as the Indians' center fielder in 105 games, he made 183 putouts and 1 error. In the postseason, he had 4 hits and 2 RBIs in 23 at-bats in 11 games.