Naylor likely to land in El Paso, provides pop in lineup


The San Diego Padres have one of the most highly regarded farm systems in all of baseball. A big reason for that is Josh Naylor, the No. 11 in Major League Baseball according to

Naylor, 21, is from Ontario, Canada and was the 12th overall selection of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins. He was acquired by the Padres via trade in 2016, and he is viewed as a rising star within the organization.

He plays the game hard, said Padres manager Andy Green. Josh is not afraid in the batters box. He does a little bit of everything. He has power, he’ll beat the shift, he’ll hit the ball the other way, and he’ll take a walk. He can hit. With guys that can hit, you typically find a spot for them eventually.

Naylor was reassigned to minor league camp on Friday. He will likely land in El Paso in Triple-A, after spending the 2018 season with Double-A San Antonio.

For me, I’d obviously love to break with the team {Padres}, but it’s not on my time, it’s on his time, said Naylor. I take everyday one day at a time and just try to perform day in and day out.

The Chihuahuas will open the season at Southwest University Park on Thursday, April 4.

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