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Birth Date4-24-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age28 years, 5 months, 26 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2015
0.32016
-0.12017
0.62018
0.92019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2016 CLE 25 116 365 95 18 5 14 36 112 4 6 3 .296 .372 .514 105 2.8 -2.3 -8.6 0.3
2017 CLE 26 19 40 8 2 0 0 2 9 0 0 1 .216 .250 .270 73 -1.2 -0.2 -0.8 -0.1
2018 CLE 27 61 183 46 7 0 3 6 42 2 1 1 .264 .295 .356 79 -4.1 1.0 4.9 0.6
2019 CLE 28 89 294 79 19 0 10 14 66 2 4 2 .288 .325 .467 93 -1.2 -0.3 16.4 2.0
Career28588222846527582298117.283.335.45394-3.7-1.911.92.8

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2012 MHV A- NYP 36 161 .238 .317 .335 .333 94 2 4.4 0.2 129 0 4.9 -0.3 4.3 1.4
2013 CAR A+ CAR 108 498 .251 .326 .376 .351 108 1.2 14.6 1 116 0 11.0 0.9 -1.5 2.6
2013 AKR AA EAS 18 85 .260 .330 .392 .298 96 -1.9 2.3 0.2 64 0 -1.7 -1.0 -4.5 -0.5
2014 AKR AA EAS 76 341 .266 .331 .400 .389 103 10.3 9.4 0.6 116 0 3.7 -0.1 0.8 1.5
2015 AKR AA EAS 34 160 .255 .314 .369 .410 91 13.7 4.3 0.3 165 0 1.5 -1.4 7.1 1.3
2015 COH AAA INT 50 218 .257 .320 .379 .323 105 2.7 6.0 0.3 115 0 2.9 0.8 0.1 1.0
2016 CLE MLB AL 116 365 .257 .323 .422 .411 112 9.5 10.3 0.8 105 11 -8.6 -2.3 2.8 0.3
2016 COH AAA INT 17 79 .255 .318 .392 .345 108 1.9 2.2 0.1 121 0 1.2 -1.6 0.8 0.3
2017 CLE MLB AL 19 40 .244 .311 .405 .276 105 -2.2 1.2 -0.1 73 13 -0.8 -0.2 -1.2 -0.1
2017 COH AAA INT 80 330 .264 .333 .404 .358 107 8.9 9.8 -1.2 122 0 9.6 0.9 7.6 2.6
2018 CLE MLB AL 61 183 .262 .333 .438 .331 106 -3.8 5.1 -1.1 79 10 4.9 1.0 -4.1 0.6
2018 AKR AA EAS 1 3 .240 .409 .357 .000 79 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 70 0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2018 COH AAA INT 5 16 .237 .304 .367 .182 99 -3 0.5 0 25 0 -0.4 0.0 -1.2 -0.1
2019 CLE MLB AL 89 294 .262 .329 .449 .345 99 0.5 8.9 -3.1 93 12 16.4 -0.3 -1.2 2.0
2019 AKR AA EAS 2 5 .234 .339 .347 .250 93 -0.2 0.1 0 65 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2019 COH AAA INT 4 18 .301 .362 .522 .273 100 2.5 0.6 -0.3 123 0 1.0 -0.2 0.6 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2012 MHV A- NYP 161 137 22 37 11 2 0 52 13 17 26 4 3 .270 .379 .380 .109 0 0
2013 AKR AA EAS 85 80 9 18 3 0 1 24 6 5 22 1 3 .225 .271 .300 .075 0 0
2013 CAR A+ CAR 498 448 69 124 27 6 9 190 42 41 112 14 7 .277 .345 .424 .147 1 2
2014 AKR AA EAS 341 304 54 95 12 5 4 129 30 29 71 14 3 .313 .371 .424 .112 5
2015 AKR AA EAS 160 141 16 49 12 1 1 66 10 15 24 7 1 .348 .419 .468 .121 1 0
2015 COH AAA INT 218 186 34 49 13 0 6 80 17 25 49 6 2 .263 .353 .430 .167 2 3
2016 CLE MLB AL 365 321 52 95 18 5 14 165 43 36 112 6 3 .296 .372 .514 .218 2 2
2016 COH AAA INT 79 70 6 20 3 1 1 28 8 8 15 1 2 .286 .354 .400 .114 1 0
2017 CLE MLB AL 40 37 4 8 2 0 0 10 1 2 9 0 1 .216 .250 .270 .054 1 0
2017 COH AAA INT 330 295 42 88 14 4 10 140 51 30 71 5 2 .298 .359 .475 .176 4 1
2018 AKR AA EAS 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .000 0 0
2018 CLE MLB AL 183 174 22 46 7 0 3 62 23 6 42 1 1 .264 .295 .356 .092 1 0
2018 COH AAA INT 16 16 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 5 0 0 .125 .125 .188 .063 0 0
2019 COH AAA INT 18 18 4 6 1 1 3 18 6 0 4 0 0 .333 .333 1.000 .667 0 0
2019 AKR AA EAS 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .200 0 0
2019 CLE MLB AL 294 274 34 79 19 0 10 128 34 14 66 4 2 .288 .325 .467 .179 2 2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 1489 0.4634 0.5091 0.6821 0.6739 0.3667 0.7118 0.6348 0.3179 0.0000
2017 155 0.4710 0.4323 0.7761 0.5205 0.3537 0.7632 0.7931 0.2239 0.0000
2018 643 0.5070 0.5194 0.7994 0.6656 0.3691 0.8295 0.7436 0.2006 0.0000
2019 1081 0.4561 0.5421 0.7474 0.6836 0.4235 0.8012 0.6747 0.2526 0.0000
Career33680.46970.51810.72980.66840.38480.76530.67570.27020.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-28 - Minors - - Right Hand Surgery Fracture - HBP -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CLE $574,800
2018 CLE $564,800
2017 CLE $564,800
2016 CLE $507,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,637,100
2019Current$574,800
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,211,900
4 yrTotal$2,211,900

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 33 d1 year/$574,800 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$574,800 (2019). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/19.
  • 1 year/$564,800 (2018). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016). Contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/15. Re-signed by Cleveland 3/16.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2012 (1-15) (Texas A&M). $1.75M signing bonus ($2.25M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 593 73 148 27 4 18 72 54 147 7 4 .279 .350 .447 111 27.7 3.0
80o 576 68 138 25 4 17 67 50 146 6 4 .267 .336 .430 104 20.4 2.2
70o 563 65 130 24 3 16 64 48 145 6 4 .256 .324 .410 99 15.3 1.6
60o 552 62 124 23 3 15 61 46 144 6 3 .249 .316 .398 95 11.2 1.2
50o 542 60 120 22 3 15 59 44 143 6 3 .245 .311 .394 91 7.4 0.8
40o 532 57 114 21 3 14 57 42 142 5 3 .237 .301 .380 87 3.8 0.4
30o 521 55 109 20 3 13 54 40 141 5 3 .230 .294 .367 83 0.1 0.0
20o 508 52 104 19 3 13 51 37 139 5 3 .225 .285 .363 78 -4.1 -0.4
10o 491 48 94 17 2 12 48 34 137 4 3 .209 .268 .336 71 -9.5 -1.0
Weighted Mean5446012122315594414363.246.311.394928.10.9

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-12-01 19:00:00 (link to chat)Standard 16 team mixed roto league, who do you prefer out of Naquin, Jorge Polanco, Kuhl or Lugo next season?
(Anthonyb from Ottawa)
I'd take Tyler Naquin, but none of these names is inspiring. (Mike Gianella)
2016-09-27 21:00:00 (link to chat)When Tyler Naquin's good luck on balls in play normalizes, what can we expect from the Indians CF? Is he a start MLB CF or a 4th OF?
(Cole Whittier from Pasadena, CA)
Neither of those things, I don't think. How about a slightly underpowered corner outfielder? Not a long-term CF defender. But I think the pure hitting ability is good enough to keep him in lineups. (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-08-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance the Tribe give Tyler Naquin the full time gig in CF? If not now, then in 2017?
(Paul from DC)
Well, he's on the good side of a platoon, so he's most of the way to a starting gig already. Rajai Davis is a nice righty-hitting caddy for as long as Cleveland has him, but I think they'll give Naquin an everyday shot as soon as Davis is no longer a part of their organization. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Tyler Naquin a keeper, or will there be too much regression. I'm committed to him for the ROS, but unsure of his long-term value. Thanks.
(Go Tribe from Fayetteville)
If we're talking fantasy, and we're talking like a normal keeper league without crazy depth, I'd probably look for other options. He was projected to be kind of an okay fourth outfielder (real baseball, not fantasy). There's a confluence of factors that make me think he's headed for serious regression (30% strikeout rate, 30% HR/FB rate, .424 BABIP), but he could be a solid second-division starter or fourth outfielder in real life. In fantasy? I'd look for someone else, if possible. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-08-15 22:00:00 (link to chat)Prefer Corey Dickerson or Tyler Naquin - ROS and keeper?
(AJ from Ottawa)
I'll take Naquin ROS. He's hit well over his head, but he's also made very real adjustments to unlock nascent power and play more to the strengths of his swing this year. Tough call for keeper, I might still lean Dickerson. This has been a year full of adjustment, bad luck, and battle against many more shifts in a much worse ballpark. He's produced god-awful numbers on balls in play against secondary stuff this year after handling off-speed stuff and benders just fine in his career leading up to this year. I'd need more evidence that that's a new norm if I'm giving up on him at 27.

Big up the Champion called Allyson Felix. You take the medal crown from Jackie Joyner-Kersee, you've had a good day, regardless of whether it feels that way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF6dTAhdOuA (Wilson Karaman)
2016-04-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Are you bullish any of these young platoon outfielders become complete players in the next 2 years? Aaron Hicks, Trayce Thompson, Anthony Gose, Adam Duvall, Avisail Garcia, Tyler Naquin?
(Yes Cheese from Yep)
Absolutely no, never, not gonna happen on Avisail Garcia. I don't think he turns into anything. I'd be surprised if Trayce Thompson turns into a decent everyday player at the MLB level, too. I think Gose is a platoon player, although he's on the good side of the platoon and plays excellent defense, so he could get a little more playing time by virtue of his defense. I don't think Adam Duval will ever be a legit starter on a decent team. Naquin could get more run than most players with his offensive profile due to his glove and the lack of options in CF in Cleveland for the time being. I like Hicks, though. I'm not sure Hicks will ever be a complete player, but he's the best bet of this group. The twins really jerked him around, though, and it hurt his development, maybe irreparably. His glove and arm will give him a lot more chances to figure it out than most outfielders, though. (Scooter Hotz)
2013-11-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)How has Tyler Naquin looked so far? Legit starting OF?
(Mike from Georgia)
I think the profile is more fourth outfielder given the lack of pop. He needs to hit a bunch because even if he sticks in center he doesn't project to plus value there, and the power is limited. That means he needs to be above-average in the hit tool with additional value coming from on-base ability and baserunning. He'll add value via kills in the outfield, given his arm strength, provided he smooths out his decision making. (Nick J. Faleris)


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