20 Feb

Welcome to the 2015 IBI preview capsules! In order to prepare for the upcoming season, IBI will have a preview capsule running for every player on the 40-man roster and selected non-roster invites. To mix things up, we will be running these roughly in alphabetical order. Next up is outfielder Tyler Naquin.

Tyler Naquin, OF

Bats: Left — Throws: Right — Entering his age-24 season — Contract: Non-roster invitee to spring training

2014 Overview: Before his season ended early due to a broken hand suffered when he was hit by a pitch on June 27, Naquin was putting up decent numbers in Double-A. Though the outfielder was helped a decent amount by luck on balls in play (.389 BABIP), his .313/.371/.424 line in 341 Double-A plate appearances was enough to dream on. Naquin will need to repeat his success in half of a Double-A season last year in order to keep climbing the ladder, though given he has hit at every level so far, that may be within reach for the 2012 first round pick. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, February 15, 2015

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Posted by on February 20, 2015 in ZY. February 2015


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