Tucker’s Return to Carolina Leads New Group Toward Growth

The Carolina Mudcats certainly are a different team in 2014. While many of the prospects, including former first-round draft picks Francisco Lindor and Tyler Naquin, along with the coaching staff have progressed to Double-A Akron, there was not the level ... Read More
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2014 IBI Top 50 Prospects: #7 OF Tyler Naquin

The IBI's 2014 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with outfielder Tyler Naquin. Naquin had a nice first full season for the Indians ranking in the top 10 in several offensive categories in the Carolina League before a late season promotion to Double-A Akron and he also played well in the prestigious Arizona Fall League. In this detailed scouting report, the IBI's...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A: Tyler Naquin, Cleveland Indians Outfield Prospect

A month after being drafted 15th overall in 2012, Tyler Naquin talked about how his approach to hitting is “very simple” and about how he’d “never had a hitting instructor.” A little more than 18 months later, the 22-year-old outfield prospect is a more-refined version of the same player. He is also the most promising […]
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe’s Naquin hits the ground running in Akron

Indians prospect outfielder Tyler Naquin is providing a slash line of .375/.423/.458 (.881 OPS) with two doubles and three runs batted in through his first six games with Double-A Akron. The 2012 first-rounder went 0-for-3 in his first contest with the Aeros, but has since recorded a hit in each game, including seven hits over the last three. After batting .277/.345/.424 (.769 OPS...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Naquin nears a promotion, but still working to improve

At the Advanced-A level, many players realize the odds are agains them that they will ever make it to the major leagues, and even fewer will become superstars and among the most elite players at that level. The Carolina Mudcats are lucky enough to have a few players this season that have the potential to reach that level, one of which is star center fielder Tyler Naquin.  The 15th overall...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Know your prospects: Tyler Naquin

A year ago, outfielder Tyler Naquin was selected in the first round of the 2012 Draft by the Cleveland Indians. Currently, he is having a breakout season at High-A Carolina. The selection of Naquin left Indians fans disappointed because he wasn't a power hitter or fireballing pitcher, but he has won over naysayers with his performance this season. There are still doubters - and...
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Fishing for Mudcats: Tyler Naquin takes over...

From the Bait Shop: The Carolina Mudcats are clearly an enigma. No, I wouldn’t say that I can’t figure out why Carolina doesn’t win ballgames. It’s fairly simple: when you score less runs than the team you’re playing, you just don’t win. The big question is why. This team can hit. The Muddies are currently leading the league with a .269 average, which is 13 points above...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Defense Is Key For Indians’ Naquin

Drafting 15th in 2012, the Indians selected Texas A&M right fielder Tyler Naquin. A collegiate standout, Naquin earned the Big 12 Player of the Year Award before Cleveland selected him and shifted him from right field — where he started 115 games as a freshman and sophomore — to center field. As Marc Hulet noted last month, Naquin’s ability to play his new position will...
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May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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