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2012 MLB Draft Results: Cleveland Indians Select OF Tyler Naquin With No. 15 Overall Pick

With the No. 15 pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft, the Cleveland Indians selected outfielder Tyler Naquin out of Texas A&M. The mock drafts had the Cleveland Indians seeking pitching with their No. 1 pick, but the Tribe instead went with a pure hitter out of college.

Naquin is a 6-foot-2 left-handed hitter who is being tabbed as somewhat of a tweener. He was drafted in the 33rd round by the Baltimore Orioles in 2009, but opted to go to college. As a freshman with the Aggies, Naquin only hit .244, but turned it around his sophomore campaign to earn All-American honors with a .381 batting average and a national best 104 hits. After playing for team USA in the summer of 2011, Naquin hit .380 his junior season with three home runs, 21 stolen bases and 56 runs scored in 61 games.

MLB Network likens Naquin to David DeJesus, for what it's worth.

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