Outfielder who was Clemson’s starter in center field in 2014 ... has good speed ... a career .260 hitter with a .378 on-base percentage in 167 games (123 starts) over three seasons ... has 14 doubles, four triples, three homers, 45 RBIs, 79 runs, 77 walks, 12 hit-by-pitches and 23 steals ... has 12 outfield assists in his career.
2014: Won the Tiger Baseball Award, given to the team’s best leader ... hit .274 with 46 runs, nine doubles, three triples, three homers, 25 RBIs, a .391 on-base percentage, 42 walks, five hit-by-pitches and 11 steals in 61 games (61 starts in center field) ... tied for sixth in the ACC in walks and tied for eighth in triples ... led or tied for the team lead in triples, walks and hit-by-pitches ... had four outfield assists ... had a 12-game hitting streak from February to March ... reached base safely in 20 consecutive games from March to April ... went 4-for-6 with two RBIs and two runs against Maine on Feb. 22; was 7-for-13 with two doubles, four RBIs and four runs in the series ... went 3-for-5 with an RBI and steal against No. 3 South Carolina on March 2; was 7-for-14 with two runs in the series and received the Bob Bradley Award as Clemson’s series MVP ... reached on a walkoff fielder’s choice and hit a triple against Virginia Tech on March 7 ... went 3-for-5 with an RBI, a run and steal against Virginia Tech on March 9 ... went 3-for-6 with his first career homer and four RBIs in the first game of a doubleheader at Wake Forest on March 15 ... went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in the fourth inning that gave Clemson the lead for good at Georgia Southern on March 19 ... went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, a run and steal at Georgia on March 25 ... went 2-for-2 with two doubles, three RBIs, two runs, a walk, team-season-high two hit-by-pitches and two steals against Furman on April 1 ... had two outfield assists, both which retired runners at the plate, against NC State on April 7 ... went 2-for-3 with two runs and two walks against Liberty on April 22 ... went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI, two runs and a walk at Notre Dame on May 10 ... went 2-for-6 with a homer, double, two RBIs, two runs and a walk against Boston College on May 17 ... went 1-for-2 with three walks and the walkoff run on Steve Wilkerson’s ninth-inning single against No. 3 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Tournament on May 22.
2013: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... hit .263 with 18 runs, four doubles, one triple, 13 RBIs, a .366 on-base percentage, 23 walks, five hit-by-pitches and six steals in 59 games (45 starts, including 44 in left field and one in center field) ... had five outfield assists ... hit .295 with a .393 on-base percentage in ACC regular-season games ... hit .314 in 25 games away from home ... was 11-for-26 (.423) with a .545 on-base percentage after the seventh inning ... had 12 multiple-hit games ... came off the bench and hit a double against No. 12 Virginia on March 15 ... went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run against No. 12 Virginia on March 17; was 4-for-6 with a double and two RBIs in the series ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a steal against Morehead State on March 19 ... went 4-for-5 with two runs at Georgia on March 26; was 5-for-8 (.625) with one double and two walks in the series ... went 3-for-4 with two runs and a walk at No. 1 North Carolina on March 30 ... went 3-for-5 with a triple and an RBI at Boston College on April 5 ... went 2-for-4 with two runs at Boston College on April 6 ... went 3-for-3 with a walk at Boston College on April 7; was 8-for-12 (.667) with three runs in the series ... went 2-for-3 with two runs and a walk against Western Carolina on April 24 ... had a team-season-high four walks and a team-tying-season-high three steals in the second game of a doubleheader against No. 19 Georgia Tech on April 26 ... went 1-for-2 with two walks against Liberty in the Columbia Regional on June 2 ... played for Wilmington in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .202 with one homer, two doubles, seven RBIs, 14 runs and nine steals in 39 games (37 starts).
2012: Hit .189 with 15 runs, one double, seven RBIs, a .353 on-base percentage, 12 walks, two hit-by-pitches and six steals in 47 games (17 starts, including seven in center field, five in left field and five in right field) ... five of his seven RBIs were two-out RBIs ... hit .333 with runners in scoring position ... was 4-for-9 (.444) with a .615 on-base percentage and five steals in 14 games (three starts) against top-25 ranked teams ... had three outfield assists ... had a .500 on-base percentage when leading off an inning ... had the most chances without an error (43) on the team ... scored two walkoff runs, both on walkoff hits by Thomas Brittle ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs against Elon on March 20 ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI, run, walk and steal at No. 18 Georgia on March 27 ... hit a run-scoring double and scored a run against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) on March 31 ... came off the bench, hit a run-scoring single and scored a run at Duke on April 7 ... came off the bench and scored the tying run in the eighth inning and winning run in the 12th inning against No. 17 NC State on April 13; walked once and was hit-by-pitch ... went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a hit-by-pitch against No. 17 NC State on April 15; reached base in four of his five plate appearances in the series ... totaled three walks and two runs, including the walkoff run in the ninth inning, against Charleston Southern on April 17 ... had two walks and scored two runs against Tennessee Tech on May 8 ... played for New Market in the Valley Baseball League in the summer, where he hit .250 with one triple, one homer, 12 RBIs, 19 walks against only 13 strikeouts and three steals in 35 games.
Before Clemson: All-region selection as a sophomore, junior and senior ... set the school’s all-time rushing record ... lettered four times in baseball and four times in football at North Forsyth High, where he was coached by Jim Cahill.
Personal: Pronounced SLAYT-ihn ... his father, Mike, played football at Troy ... his grandfather, Paul Slaton, played football at Florida State and was a roommate of Burt Reynolds ... his uncle, Steve Slaton, was a wrestler at Gardner-Webb ... majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management ... born Tyler Michael Slaton on May 26, 1992 in Cumming, Ga.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide