Bo Naylor

Noah Garret "Bo" Naylor (born February 21, 2000) is a Canadian professional baseball catcher for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Bo Naylor
Naylor with the Columbus Clippers in 2022
Cleveland Guardians – No. 23
Born: (2000-02-21) February 21, 2000
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
MLB debut
October 1, 2022, for the Cleveland Guardians
MLB statistics
(through 2022 season)
Batting average.000
Home runs0
Runs batted in0

Amateur career

Naylor attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, and played for the Canadian junior national baseball team.[1] He appeared in the Under Armour All-America Game and the Under-18 Baseball World Cup held in Ontario in 2017.[2][3] He committed to attend Texas A&M University to play college baseball.[4]

Professional career

The Cleveland Indians selected Naylor in the first round, with the 29th pick, in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft.[5][6] He signed with Cleveland, rather than enroll at Texas A&M, for a $2,578,138 signing bonus.[7] He was assigned to the Arizona League Indians and spent the whole season there, batting .274 with two home runs and 17 RBIs in 33 games.[8]

Naylor spent the 2019 season with the Lake County Captains.[9] Over 107 games, he batted .243 with 11 home runs and 65 RBIs.[10] In 2021, he played with the Akron RubberDucks, slashing .188/.280/.332 with ten home runs and 44 RBIs over 87 games.[11] In June, Naylor was selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game.[12] In 2022, with Akron, Naylor had a .271 average, .898 OPS and six home runs. Naylor was promoted to the Columbus Clippers in June.[13]

The Guardians selected Naylor's contract on October 1, 2022, adding him to their active roster.[14] He made his major league debut the same day against the Kansas City Royals as a defensive replacement.

Personal life

Naylor's older brother, Josh Naylor, is a professional baseball player who also plays for Cleveland. His younger brother, Myles, also plays baseball.[1]


  1. Melissa Couto (July 12, 2017). "Naylor brothers Josh, Noah rising on MLB radar". The Star. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  2. Morgan Campbell (August 12, 2017). "Mississauga's Naylor hitting it big". The Star. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  3. Colpitts, Iain (September 12, 2017). "Noah Naylor shines at Under-18 Baseball World Cup". Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  4. Colpitts, Iain (October 12, 2016). "BASEBALL: Mississauga catcher Naylor commits to Texas A & M". Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  5. Bastian, Jordan (May 24, 2018). "Indians take Noah Naylor 29th in MLB Draft". Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  6. Hoynes, Paul (June 5, 2018). "Cleveland Indians draft 2018: Canadian high school catcher Noah Naylor headlines four top picks". Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  7. Cleveland Indians. "Indians sign Canadian first-round draft pick Noah Naylor". Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  8. "Bo Naylor Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  9. "Indians' Bo Naylor: Assigned to Low-A".
  10. "No. 3 Bo Naylor, C: Cleveland Indians top prospects right now". April 6, 2020.
  11. "It's a fresh start as RubberDucks, Baysox prepare for Double-A Northeast championship series".
  12. "Futures Game rosters are STACKED".
  13. "Columbus Clippers' Bo Naylor one step closer to joining brother Josh in Cleveland". Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  14. "Cleveland Guardians add Bo Naylor, Zach Pleac; DFA Bryan Shaw, option Tyler Freeman". January 7, 2022. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
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