Josh Naylor
Josh Naylor
Josh Naylor
Josh Naylor
21-Year-Old 1B
2018 Stats
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
For each of Naylor's intriguing fantasy-relevant qualities, he does something else that subtracts from his potential value. He has huge raw power, but doesn't make much of an effort to get to it consistently in games. One of pro sports' modern marvels is how well Naylor run... read more
For each of Naylor's intriguing fantasy-relevant qualities, he does something else that subtracts from his potential value. He has huge raw power, but doesn't make much of an effort to get to it consistently in games. One of pro sports' modern marvels is how well Naylor runs, given his pear-shaped physique. But he won't remain this nimble as he gets into his mid-20s. Prior to 2017, he hardly walked -- a red flag for a bad-body first baseman. However, his career-best 9.1 percent walk rate at Double-A helped lessen those concerns. At the same time, he pulled the ball a career-low 31.4 percent, which was the second lowest rate in the Texas League. For a player who is already not capitalizing on his top physical tool, this new passivity is quite troubling. Naylor could be a high-average 15-to-20 homer hitter, or a low-average 30-plus homer threat, but it's hard to see both skills converging. He has been promoted aggressively since being drafted 12th overall in 2015, and could be pushed to Triple-A before he turns 21 in late June.
LEAGUE: AA    BATS: L    Throws: L    HT: 6'0"    WT: 225 lbs.    DOB: 6/22/1997    Drafted: 1st Rd in 2015Show Contract
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Josh Naylor Contract Info:
Signed with the Marlins in June of 2015.
Getting reps in left field
1BSan Diego Padres  AA
May 8, 2018
Naylor has been splitting time between first base and left field this season for Double-A San Antonio.
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2018 Stat Review for Josh Naylor
0.98 BB/K
ELITE
11.7 % BB Rate
GREAT
11.8 % K Rate
ELITE
0.855 OPS
GREAT
0.394 OBP
ELITE
0.306 AVG
ELITE
0.327 BABIP
HIGH
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  1. Josh Naylor 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Josh Naylor 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Naylor was one of the more desired pieces in the infamous Andrew Cashner-Jarred Cosart deal, which nearly fell through due to alleged misinformation provided by the Padres. The Padres were able to keep Naylor, though, and he more than held his own during his first season of full-season ball. In 122 games between Low-A Greensboro and High-A Lake Elsinore, the left-handed hitting Naylor batted .264/.302/.407 with 12 home runs, 75 RBI and 11 steals. Naylor needs to work on his patience at the dish, as he only drew 25 walks in 481 at-bats. However, he also does not strike a ton, as evidenced by his 84 strikeouts over the above-referenced 122-game span in 2016. The Padres are banking on Naylor's home run totals eventually catching up to his massive raw power. He may only be starting to scratch the surface of his enormous power potential.
  3. Josh Naylor 2016 Preseason Outlook
    After being selected with the 12th pick in the 2015 draft, Naylor injected a modicum of hope into perhaps the worst farm system in baseball. The Canadian slugger slashed .327/.352/.418 with one home run in 25 games in his first taste of professional baseball. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of this small sample is the 10.5-percent K rate that he posted after just turning 18 years old in June. He was drafted because of the plus power he offers from the left side, and to show those contact skills at such an early age has to really excite fantasy owners. While a case could easily be made that Naylor is the best fantasy asset in the Marlins’ system, it is also worth noting that he is at least four or five years away from the show, so drafting him in dynasty leagues will require extreme patience.
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Getting reps in left field
1BSan Diego Padres  AA
May 8, 2018
Naylor has been splitting time between first base and left field this season for Double-A San Antonio.
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Pummeling Texas League pitching
1BSan Diego Padres  AA
April 13, 2018
Naylor went 3-for-4 with two home runs Thursday for Double-A San Antonio.
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Called up to Double-A
1BSan Diego Padres  AA
July 11, 2017
Naylor was promoted to Double-A San Antonio on Tuesday, MiLB.com's Sam Dykstra reports.
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Returns to action Friday
1BSan Diego Padres  AA
May 12, 2017
Naylor (face) was activated from the minor-league disabled list Friday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Placed on 7-day DL
1BSan Diego Padres  AA
Face
April 30, 2017
Naylor was placed on the 7-day disabled list after being hit in the face on a pick-off throw Saturday.
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