C-3B Noah (Bo) Naylor
Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.
Height/Weight: 5’ 11” 190 lbs.
Teams: Ontario Blue Jays/Canadian Junior National Team
Coaches: Mike Steed, Greg Hamilton.
School: Texas A&M University.
Twitter Handle: @NoahNaylor12
Previous teams: New York Yankees Scout Team, Canada PG Gold, Mississauga North Tigers.
Previous coaches: Ray Fagnant, Chris Naylor, Shawn Travers.
Ranked: 41st on Baseball America's top 250 players, down 19 spots (March 1, 2018) .... 24th on Perfect Game's top 500 High schoolers (jan. 31, 2018), up nine spots ... 47th on MLB Pipeline top 50 combined list (Dec. 6, 2017) ... 22nd on Baseball America’s top 100 HSers (Nov. 17, 2017), down four spots ... 18th on Baseball America’s top 50 HSers (Sept. 29, 2017) ... 48th on Perfect Game’s top 150 combined list of high schoolers and collegians (Sept. 26, 2017) ... 15th of top 500 High Schooler in North America, up 21 spots (Jun 29, 2017) by Perfect Game, up two spots ... 17th among Perfect Game;s top 500 High Schooler by (5/17/2017), up 19 spots ... 36th of top 500 HS list (Nov. 30, 2016) by Perfect Game ... Ranked third best HS catcher in class by Perfect Game ... Ranked No. 1 high schooler in Canada
The most influential person in his baseball life, besides his father Chris: His brother Josh.
What they are saying: “Showed a lot of poise not coming out of his shoes to swing at pitches from the Toronto Blue Jays in front of large scouting audience in a game televised back home by taking three walks.”
"Different body type than big brother, but an athlete who can do a lot of things. Is he a catcher? Is he a third baseman. I don’t know but I know he can hit.”
“In all my years with the national program, he is without a doubt the most polite player I have ever coached.” _ Canadian Junior National Team coach.
“There were scouts from 21 teams including Hall of Famer Pat Gillick at Tournament 12 -- and Noah Naylor was the reason.”
“Very good at PG National. Continued to hit at PG Underclass All American Games Can really hit. Bat really impressed in Jupiter. Very good at PG AA.”
2018 season: St. Pete’s: Had two hits and knocked in a run against the Tigers ... Four at-bats against Toronto Blue Jays with three walks ... Best player at The Athlete's Matrix in Mississauga,
2017 season: World Juniors in Thunder Bay: Two doubles, one RBI batted .313, with .838 OPS ... Selection camp series at Ajax: Doubled, knocked in five runs and hit .321 with a .941 OPS ... National Showcase _ 1.78 pop time (tied for second) ... Ran 6.62 60 (7th) ... 1.49 10-yard split (tied for 3rd) ... 82 catcher velocity (3rd) ... INF velocity 91 MPH (tied for 9th) ... All-American Games: Single, stolen base ... Two run double ... Exit velocity 92 MPH (13th tied) 1.85 pop time ... 82 catcher velocity (1st) ... Perfect Game WWBA National Championship: In a 2-2 count he shortened his swing, got the barrel to the ball and shot a pitch up the middle for a line drive single ... Jr. National Showcase: Had booming triple to centre ... Ran 6.93 60 (52nd) ... 1.87 pop time (tied for 5th) ... Competed at Area Codes Games in Long Beach ... Dominican summer trip: Two RBIs against the Mariners ... Run-scoring single against the Astros ... Batted .195 (8-for-41) with a double, triple, 10 RBIs and a .582 OPS ... Batted .379 (-for-28) with three doubles with seven RBIs and a .983 OPS ... Batted .195 with a double, triple, 10 RBIs and a .582 OPS ...Spring trip to Disney: ... Hit .379 with three doubles, seven RBIs and a .983 OPS ... March trip to St. Pete’s: Threw out a Braves runner and had two hits ... Run-scoring single against the Blue Jays ... Singled facing the Jays ... RBI single vs. the Braves ... Hit .136 with .208 OPS.
Honours 2017 _ Under Armour All-American (one of first nine named to July game at Wrigley Field) ... PG Underclass All Americans/All Regions First Team ... All Tournament Team Ontario Blue Jays 2017 WWBA 2018 Grads or 17U National Championship ... All Tournament Team Ontario Blue Jays 2017 WWBA World Championship
At National Showcase, Lake Point, GA. (July 05, 2017)
Canadian catcher Noah Naylor showed some excellent tools. The Texas A&M commit is listed at 6-foot, 195-pounds with plenty of strength on the frame but he is also an outstanding athlete. That athleticism is imperative behind the plate where he showed easy lateral movements and the ability to receive pitches well. The arm strength is also very impressive and he has a knack for instilling fear into runners thinking about stealing second base.
His athleticism translates well to endline speed as he recorded a 4.44 second turn and on a jailbreak to the first baseman, he got down the line in 4.12 seconds, an above-average run time. The swing is short and compact through the zone with good bat speed too; he roped a 97 mph double to the pull-side gap. The swing has some fluidity to it and his barrel control is very impressive. He was fooled by a breaking ball in the dirt and still was able to get the barrel head out in front. Naylor’s skill set is very impressive and when coupled with his athleticism and positional versatility, he is near the top of this year’s crop of prep catchers.
Latest Showcase Report
2017 National Showcase Jun 16, 2017
PG Grade: 10
Noah Naylor is a 2018 C/MIF with a 6-0 195 lb. frame from Mississauga, ON who attends St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary. Strong athletic build, good present strength with room for more. Very high level athleticism for a catcher, 6.62 in the sixty, low and flexible behind the plate, very quick shifting and blocked, high level arm strength with a loose and fast arm, 1.78 best pop time. Also played the middle infield with surprisingly good actions and tools, can develop this part of his game further. Left handed hitter, slightly open stance, clean shift into contact and swing, has lots of strength at contact and can drive the ball hard, tends to stay open but can go the other way effectively. Has always performed at high level events against top pitching. Verbal commitment to Texas A&M. Brother of former PG All-American Josh Naylor. Selected for the 2017 Perfect Game All-American Classic.
Showcase Scouting Report
Perfect Game Underclass All American Games (Aug 15, 2016)
Noah Naylor is a 2018 C/IF with a 5-11 190 lb. frame from Mississauga, ON who attends St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary. Strong athletic build, loose and quick actions, different type of athlete than his brother. Left handed hitter, has very fast hands and easy bat speed, front side tends to open early but he keeps his hands on plane with the ball a long time, has shown consistent huge raw power all summer and continued to do so at this event, drives the ball hard to all fields and regularly impacts the ball hard against good pitching. Highest level hitter. Has the tools to stay behind the plate athletically, has quickness in his actions with a compact strong arm, 1.85 best pop time. Is athletic enough to play other positions if he doesn’t catch, looked very good in infield drills. Fun player to watch on the field.
Perfect Game: Noah Naylor, C, Ontario Blue Jays
Brother of Padres prospect and former PG All-American Josh Naylor, Noah had a very strong tournament from both sides of the plate. Naylor had good reactions with a strong arm behind the plate, coinciding with a 2.14 in-game pop time, and limited baserunners to only two stolen bases in 14 innings. At the plate, Naylor had four hits and showed a good future power. Naylor is one of the top prospects for 2018 and might be the best catcher in the class as well.
Perfect Game Jr. National Showcase (6/11/2016)
Noah Naylor, the younger brother of former Perfect Game All-American and first round pick Josh Naylor, is very much a high level prospect in his own right with similarities in his swing when compared to this brother. The hands are very quick and loose, two traits that helped produce hard, line drive contact with strength coming off the barrel.
Nickname: Big brother Josh used to call Noah ‘Noah-Boah’ it was shortened to Boah and when he started playing ball Josh switched to Bo and the name stuck to the point where teammates, coaches and friends call him as Bo.
2016 season _ World Wood Bat at Jupiter: Showed an impressive 2.14 pop time in-game where he threw out a runner at second base by two feet ... Limited baserunners to only two stolen bases in 14 innings ... At the plate, Naylor had four hits and hit .286 (4-for-14) ... Cuba trip: Two-run pinch hit single to centre ... Singled in win ... Run-scoring fly ball, two singles ... Infield single in loss ... RBI doubled down the right field line ... Homered to right, a two run shot ... Dominican summer tour: RBI single to right against the Twins ... March trip to St. Pete’s: singled against Purto Rico ... Singled three times in three at-bats against the Jays ... two hits against the Astros ... two singles, 2-for-4 against Dodgers ... 2-for-4 facing the Mets ... Extended spring trip ... Singled against Braves ... Double, single vs. Jays ... Singled against the Astros ... Singled against the Nationals.
2015 season, Canada PG Gold _ Batted .375 (6-for-16) with a double, three RBIs, .882 OPS at World Wood Bat in Jupiter.
Honours 2016 _ PG Underclass All Americans/All Regions High Honorable Mention ... Earned all-tourney honours at World Wood Bat in Jupiter hitting.286 (4-for-14) with a double, .732 OPS
Honours 2015 _ Earned Perfect Game All-Tournament honours at WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, Fla. with Canada PG Gold (.375, three RBIs)
Numbers: 60-yard dash 6.62 sec (6/16/2017) 95.92% rank ... 10-yard split: 1.49 sec (6/16/2017) 98.80% rank ... INF Velocity: 91 MPH (6/16/2017) 95.05% rank ... Catching Velocity (82 mph (8/15/2016) 98.74% rank ,,, Pop time 1.78 sec (6/16/2017), 98.50% rank ... Exit Velo: 92 MPH (8/15/2016).