Noah Naylor

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Noah G. Naylor

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Noah "Bo" Naylor is the younger brother of Josh Naylor. Like his brother, he was a youth baseball star in the Toronto, ON area and played on the Canadian junior national team, including at the 2017 U-18 Baseball World Cup that was held in Thunder Bay, ON in September 2017. He had a very good tournament for the fourth-place hosts, being named to the tournament All-Star team as the third baseman. One notable play was scoring the tying run against Japan; when the throw beat him home, he pulled off a great slide to make it in safely. He hit .313/.463/.406 with 8 walks, 6 runs and 4 steals (never caught) in 9 games, fielding .968 at the hot corner as well. He tied for 5th in the Cup in doubles (3), tied for 4th in walks and tied for 5th in swipes. He was joined on the All-Star infield by Leonardo Seminati, César Prieto and Brice Turang.

He was selected in the 1st round of the 2018 amateur draft by the Cleveland Indians, with the 29th overall pick. He was listed as a multi-position player at the time, but the Indians soon had him concentrate on catching. He played his first professional season in 2018 with the AZL Indians 2, hitting .274/.381/.402 in 33 games. In 2019, he moved up to the Lake County Captains of the Midwest League where he hit .243/.313/.421 in 107 games, with 18 doubles, 10 triples and 11 homers. He scored 60 runs and drove in 65 while being a full 2.3 years younger than the average player in the league. In 2020, he spent the season at the Indians' alternate training site when the minor leagues were shut down by the Coronavirus pandemic. At the end of August, his brother Josh joined him in the Indians organization when he was acquired in a trade with the San Diego Padres for P Mike Clevinger.

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