Naylor was chosen in the first round of the 2015 MLB draft by the Miami Marlins with the 12th overall pick.
After graduating from St. Joan of Arc on June 25, he signed with the Marlins for a reported $2.25 million signing bonus and made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Marlins of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.
Naylor hit.327 with one home run and 16 RBIs in 25 games with the Marlins.
The Greensboro Grasshoppers of the South Atlantic League’s Class A division begin Naylor’s 2016 season.
After injuring teammate Stone Garrett with a knife in June, he was banned without pay. In 2016, he was chosen to play in the All-Star Futures Game.
The Marlins dealt Naylor, Carter Capps, Jarrett Cosart, and Luis Castillo to the San Diego Padres on July 29, 2016, in exchange for Andrew Cashner, Colin Rea, Tayron Guerrero, and cash considerations.
Naylor was sent to the Class A-Advanced California League’s Lake Elsinore Storm. Naylor batted.264 with 12 home runs and 75 RBIs in 122 games between the Grasshoppers and the Storm.
In the 2017 World Baseball Classic, Naylor was a member of Team Canada. His 2017 season began with Lake Elsinore.
In July, he was assigned to the San Antonio Missions of the Class AA Texas League.
Between the two organizations, Naylor had a combined.280 batting average, ten home runs, and 64 RBIs.
How Tall Is Josh Naylor?
Josh Naylor’s height is 1.8 m.