Bo Naylor

Bo Naylor

22-Year-Old CatcherC
Cleveland Guardians
2023 Fantasy Outlook
He may not slot in here on real-life lists, but there's a decent case Naylor is the game's best catching prospect for fantasy. Not only does Naylor (younger brother of Josh) have a wide open path to as much MLB playing time as he can handle in 2023, but he has the speed to eventually be a five-category catcher. Naylor, who turns 23 in February, slashed .263/.392/.496 with a 23.7 K%, 16.1 BB%, 37.8 Hard% (elite), 21 home runs and 20 steals on 24 attempts in 118 games between Double-A and Triple-A. His batting average could be a weakness as a rookie, which is the case for the vast majority of quality catching prospects. However, he could go 15/15 if he plays 100-plus games, and the only other catchers who could realistically go 15/15 are J.T. Realmuto and Daulton Varsho, the first and third options at the position per early NFBC ADP. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a $2.58 million contract with the Indians in July of 2018.
Called up by Cleveland
CCleveland Guardians
October 1, 2022
Naylor was called up by the Guardians on Saturday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Naylor, whose brother Josh also plays for the Guardians, is one of the game's more interesting catching prospects. The 22-year-old doesn't have the greatest defensive reputation, though he's improved in that area this season. He's also hit .263/.392/.496 with 21 home runs and 20 steals in 118 games across the two highest levels of the minors. The Guardians have gotten a .495 OPS from Austin Hedges and a .604 OPS from Luke Maile this season, so Naylor seemingly doesn't have many obstacles to playing time, though the team could still prefer Hedges for his defense and game-calling, leaving Naylor to fight for at-bats as a designated hitter. He'll spend his first day with the big-league team watching from the bench.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
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2022
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2021
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2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Since 2020vs Right .000 7 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2022vs Left .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2022vs Right .000 7 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
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2021
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .000 8 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Since 2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Home .000 8 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Bo Naylor compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.00
 
BB Rate
0.0%
 
K Rate
62.5%
 
BABIP
.000
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.000
 
OBP
.000
 
SLG
.000
 
OPS
.000
 
wOBA
.000
 
Exit Velocity
93.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.3%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
Expected BA
.079
 
Expected SLG
.118
 
Sprint Speed
22.2 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
0.0%
 
Line Drive %
33.3%
 
Fly Ball %
66.7%
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
The younger brother of Josh Naylor, Bo has similar upside as a pure hitter (Josh is a career .284 hitter in the minors), but his ability to play catcher and third base puts much less pressure on his offense. Selected out of Ontario with the No. 27 overall pick in 2018, Naylor received an over-slot $2,578,137 bonus. The Indians primarily deployed him at catcher in the AZL, but he did get five starts at third base, so it seems they want to keep their options open. Naylor is a good athlete, which should serve him well behind the dish, and he has plenty of arm for the position, but like all prep catchers, he still has a lot of work to do as a framer and game caller. While Josh was drafted in the first round in 2015 on the strength of his huge raw power, Bo is seen as a hit-over-power prospect at this stage. His above-average speed led to five steals on six attempts in just 33 games, but he may slow down by the time he reaches the majors in 2022 or 2023.
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Raking in Triple-A
CCleveland Guardians
August 3, 2022
Naylor has a .295/.424/.558 batting line with five home runs and four steals through 27 games for Triple-A Columbus.
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Rises to Triple-A
CCleveland Guardians
June 20, 2022
The Guardians promoted Naylor from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus on Monday.
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Gets summer camp invite
CCleveland Guardians
June 28, 2020
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Assigned to Low-A
CCleveland Guardians
April 4, 2019
Naylor will open the year with Low-A Lake County, MLB.com reports.
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Drafted by Indians with 29th pick
CCleveland Guardians
June 4, 2018
The Indians have selected Naylor with the 29th overall pick in the 2018 first-year player draft.
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