Jul 10, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Noah Naylor bats in the high school home run derby finals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

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Indians select C Noah Naylor in first round of MLB Draft

Noah is committed to play at the collegiate level at Texas A&M

June 04, 2018 - 10:24 pm

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Indians tonight announced the selection of C Noah “Bo” Naylor with the 29th overall pick in the first round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft.

Naylor, 18, is a standout high school catcher at St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.  The left-handed hitter appeared in 7 games with the Ontario Blue Jays this spring (8-for-26, .421, 2 2B, HR, 6RBI), the elite 18U travel team in Ontario, Canada. He also toured Florida as a member of the Canadian Junior National Team during spring training, including games and at-bats against the Major League staffs of the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays.

He participated in the 2017 High School Home Run Derby during the All-Star Game festivities at Marlins Park last July and his older brother, Josh, was the first round pick of the Miami Marlins in 2015 and currently is a top prospect in the San Diego Padres system.  Noah is committed to play at the collegiate level at Texas A&M.