Sophomore outfielder who was used as a pinch-runner and defensive replacement late in games during the second half of the 2012 season ... will compete for a starting spot in the outfield in 2013 ... one of the fastest players on the team.
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 centerfield, 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 Mar. 20 ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI, run, walk, and steal at #18 Georgia on Mar. 27 ... hit a run-scoring double and scored a run against #7 Miami (FL) on Mar. 31 ... came off the bench, hit a run-scoring single, and scored a run at Duke on Apr. 7 ... came off the bench and scored the tying run in the eighth inning and winning run in the 12th inning against #17 N.C. State on Apr. 13; he walked once and was hit-by-pitch ... went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a hit-by-pitch against #17 N.C. State on Apr. 15; he 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 Apr. 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 ... 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 and his uncle, Steve Slaton, was a wrestler at Gardner-Webb ... majoring in parks & conservation area management ... born Tyler Michael Slaton on May 26, 1992 in Cumming, GA.