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Noah Naylor

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Noah Naylor
High School: St. Joan of Arc Catholic SS, Mississauga, Ont.
State: Canada
Commitment: Texas A&M

Ht.: 6'0"
Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L
Throws: R
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Scouting Report

The younger brother of current Padres prospect Josh Naylor, Noah is an impressive draft prospect in his own right, albeit a different sort of hitter than his brother. Whereas Josh showed immense power as an amateur, the younger Naylor is more hit over power, handling the offensive game from foul pole to foul pole but with the same long track record of success that Josh was afforded as a member of the Canadian Junior National Team. There are some scouts who would say Naylor has the best hit tool among all prep hitters in the 2018 class, led by a pure swing and the ability to adjust pitch-to-pitch, while also manipulating the barrel in each part of the strike zone. While he doesn't have the elite power his older brother possesses, he does have present pop--it just doesn't always show up in games. Many scouts think the power will continue to develop and improve, however. How high a team has Naylor on their board will depend on where they see him defensively. He's a good enough athlete to catch and has a strong arm, but he can get lazy at times behind the dish and needs a lot of refinement. Some teams think he can turn into a solid third baseman, where he's played frequently with Canada and over the showcase circuit while making all the routine plays. If neither of those work out, Naylor's bat should still be good enough to play in a corner outfield position.

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