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Jun 06, 2013 - Jun 08, 2013   
  

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Tyler Naquin
OF 6-1 165   L/R

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3/16/12: Naquin enjoyed a breakout season as a sophomore for Texas A&M, leading the nation with 104 hits, leading the Big 12 Conference in batting and leading the Aggies to a berth in the College World Series. Overall, he hit .381-2-44, and had team highs in runs (68), doubles (23) and total bases (147). If scouts are convinced he’ll ever hit with power consistently or can even show he is capable of playing center field on an everyday basis, Naquin would be a near-lock to go in the first round of this year’s draft. As it is, he is knocking on the door as there isn’t an outfielder in this year’s college crop who possesses his pure hitting skills or right-field arm strength. Naquin has an excellent overall approach to hitting and a natural feel for his craft. He possesses sound mechanics and a fluid lefthanded stroke, along with a consistent, disciplined plan of attack. He squares up balls as a matter of routine and has the bat speed to react to pitches that get deep in his hitting zone. Dating back to his high-school days, Naquin has shown the ability to hit with remarkable consistency. He hit .442 as a prep sophomore, and .441 as both a junior and senior. Even as he slipped to an uncharacteristic .244 as a freshman for Texas A&M, he made up for that shortfall with his impressive sophomore season. At 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds, Naquin is going to have to add strength to his slender frame in order to hit with legitimate power, although he homered 13 times as a high-school senior and already is adept at generating backspin on balls. He homered just four times in his first two seasons at Texas A&M, and had yet to go deep in his first 18 games this spring, though was hitting a team-best .441. Beyond his lack of demonstrated raw power, the biggest concern that scouts have in profiling Naquin is whether to project him as a right fielder or center fielder. He has played exclusively in right field in his career at Texas A&M, but appears to have the natural defensive instincts to play either position, and his superior arm strength would be an asset anywhere. The issue comes down to whether he has enough raw speed for center or enough pure pop for right. Naquin is considered a slightly above-average runner, but never was a consideration for center field as a sophomore at Texas A&M, not with the lightning-fast Krey Bratsen patrolling that position. He also got no opportunity to play center for USA Baseball’s college national team last summer, either, with Cal State Fullerton’s talented Michael Lorenzen solidly entrenched there. Naquin stole just six bases in 13 attempts last season for Texas A&M, but has made a more-determined effort to showcase his speed this season with eight bags already to his credit. Scouts might develop an even better appreciation for Naquin’s speed if they ever saw him use it in center field over an extended stretch. In addition to his raw hitting skills and powerful arm, scouts are enamored with Naquin’s all-out hustle and baseball IQ. But they will ultimately judge his worth for this year’s draft on two factors: his projected ability to play center field and hit with power.




Oct 23, 2008 - Oct 27, 2008   Houston Heat
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Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Tyler Naquin
OF 6-1 160   L/R

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Jul 08, 2008 - Jul 14, 2008   Louisiana All Star Giants
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Tyler Naquin
OF 6-3 165   L/R

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Jul 17, 2007 - Jul 22, 2007   Louisiana All Stars 16U
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Tyler Naquin
OF 6-3 165   L/R

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Jun 27, 2006 - Jul 02, 2006   Louisiana All Stars 15U
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Tyler Naquin
OF 6-3 165   L/R

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