Josh Naylor

by MKhanal 31 May,2021
Josh Naylor
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 1 Inch
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Joshua-Douglas James Naylor
  • Birth Place Mississauga, Ontario
  • Father Chris Naylor
  • Mother Jenice Naylor
  • Net Worth $2 Million
  • Salary $577,500
  • Nationality Canadian
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • Profession Baseball Player
  • Currently Working For Cleveland Indians
  • Religion Christian

Josh Naylor is a rising Canadian professional baseball player. He has been playing in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians. Naylor plays as a first baseman and an outfielder for his team. Naylor was the 12th overall selection in the 2015 MLB draft.

Josh Naylor was born Joshua-Douglas James Naylor on June 22, 1997, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He is among the three children born to Jenice Naylor and her husband, Chris Naylor. Josh has two brothers Bo Naylor and Noah Naylor. Naylor attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School and committed to play for the Texas Tech University. Josh stands six feet and one inch tall and weighs 102 kg. 

Josh Naylor's Career in the MLB

Josh started playing baseball from a very early age. He played both hockey and baseball while growing up. Naylor made the Canadian junior national baseball team at the age of 15, winning the silver medal at the Under-18 Baseball World Cup. In 2014, Josh became the first Canadian player to make it to the  MLB Junior Select Home Run Derby. Also, Naylor made it to  Baseball America's High School All-American first team.

Josh enlisted his name for the 2015 MLB draft. Miami Marlins drafted him in the first round, with the 12th overall selection. As per sources, Naylor signed with the team right after graduating from High School and earned a signing bonus of $2.25 Million. He played in 25 total games for the Marlins, posting a .327 batting average with one home run and 16 RBIs for the Gulf Coast Marlins. In 2016, Josh was selected to appear in the All-Star Futures Game. 

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The Marlins traded him along with several other players with the San Diego Padres. Naylor finished 2017 with a combined .280 average with ten home runs and 64 RBIs between both clubs. In May 2019, He made his MLB debut that night versus the Toronto Blue Jays. However, In August 2021, The Padres traded him to Cleveland Indians. Naylor recorded five hits in his first five career postseason plate appearances, the first player in MLB history to do so in the American League Wild Card Series. 

Who is Josh Naylor Dating? Know About His Girlfriend

Josh is an active social media user and keeps sharing many of his photos in games and with family. Following his timeline, it seems like Naylor is single as of early 2021. However, As per sources, Josh was involved in a romantic relationship with his longtime girlfriend. However, He has not shared a word about his girlfriend in public. Naylor has become successful in keeping his personal life away from the reach of the media. 

Net Worth, Earnings, and Salary

Josh Naylor has an estimated net worth of more than $2 Million. He has accumulated most of his net worth through his career in the MLB. Josh signed a $2.25 million contract with Miami Marlins. In 2019, Naylor earned $352,112 from his contract with the Padres. In the following seasons, He made $88,004 and $94,290. He has a salary of $577,500 with Cleveland Indians. 

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