Outfielder who came on to be one of the top hitters during the 2013 midseason after a slow start ... a career .244 hitter with a .363 on-base percentage in 106 games (62 starts) over two seasons ... had five doubles, one triple, 20 RBIs, 33 runs, 35 walks, seven hit-by-pitches, and 12 steals ... has eight outfield assists in his career.
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 centerfield) ... 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 multi-hit games ... came off the bench and hit a double against #12 Virginia on Mar. 15 ... went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run against #12 Virginia on Mar. 17; he 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 Mar. 19 ... went 4-for-5 with two runs at Georgia on Mar. 26; he 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 #1 North Carolina on Mar. 30 ... went 3-for-5 with a triple and an RBI at Boston College on Apr. 5 ... went 2-for-4 with two runs at Boston College on Apr. 6 ... went 3-for-3 with a walk at Boston College on Apr. 7; he 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 Apr. 24 ... had a team-season-high four walks and a team-tying-season-high three steals in the second game of a doubleheader against #19 Georgia Tech on Apr. 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 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 ... 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.