Josh James Naylor...is the son of Chris and Jenice...has two younger brothers, Noah and Myles...attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School (ON)...made the Canadian Junior National Baseball Team at age 15 that won the silver medal at the 18U Baseball World Cup (2012)...was on the 18U Baseball World Cup team that won the bronze medal (2014) and competed in the 2015 18U Baseball World Cup...ranked by Perfect Game among the Top 50 available prospects in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft and was named to the Baseball America High School All-American First Team...all-time favorite baseball player is David Ortiz...is a fan of Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg...enjoys listening to Ed Sheeran...favorite TV shows are Dexter, Game of Thrones and Prison Break... roots for the Washington Capitals, Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers.
Split the season between Lake Elsinore (A) and San Antonio (AA), playing in a combined 114 games while posting a .280 batting average (123-for-439) with 25 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs, 64 RBI, 59 runs scored and a career-high 43 walks...Earned California League Player of the Month honors for Lake Elsinore during the month of April, hitting .306 (30-for-98) over 23 games with 23 RBI and 21 runs scored...Missed time while on the seven-day disabled list from 4/30-5/11 after getting hit in the face by a pickoff throw...Named a Cal League Mid-Season All-Star roster, hitting .299 (69-for-231) in 59 games before the All-Star break...Selected to the World Team roster representing Canada for the second consecutive season in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park during the All-Star break and singled in the first run in the World's 7-6 loss to the U.S...Promoted to San Antonio on 7/11 and hit .250 (39-for-156) in 42 games with the Missions...Recorded a season-high four hits on 7/31 vs. Corpus Christi...Received his first career postseason action in the Texas League semifinals against Midland, going 1-for-13 (.077) in four games...Following the season, was named to the Arizona Fall League Top Prospects Team, playing in 19 games for the league champion Peoria Javelinas...hit clean-up as the starting first baseman for the West Division in the Fall Stars Game and led the league's primary first baseman in batting average (.304), hits (24), home runs (three) and doubles (six)...Also named a Rising Star while in the Arizona Fall League...Entered 2018 rated as the No. 10 prospect in the Padres organization by MLB.com.
Began the season with Greensboro (A) and finished with Lake Elsinore (A) after being traded from MIA to SD on 7/29...Recorded career-highs in hits (127), doubles (29), home runs (12), RBI (75), stolen bases (11) and games played (122)...Named a South Atlantic League Mid-Season All-Star for Greensboro...Selected to the World Team roster representing Canada in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Petco Park during the All-Star Break, going 2-for-3 with an RBI the World's 11-3 victory over the U.S....Over 23 games in July while with Greensboro, hit .326 (28-for-86) with 1 1 RBI with RISP...While with Lake Elsinore, hit .355 (11-for-31) with two home runs when leading off an inning...Tabbed as the No. 10 prospect in the Padres organization following the season by Baseball America.
Made his professional debut with the GCL Marlins (R), hitting .327 (32-for-98) over 25 games...Hit .340 (18-for-53) over 13 games at home and .311 (14-for-45) in 12 games on the road...Hit .329 (24-for-73) vs. RHP and .320 (8-for-25) against LHP...Rated as the No. 14 prospect in the Gulf Coast League...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 prospect in the Marlins organization following the season.