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Josh Naylor

I don't think he will ever be on the leaderboards but I think he will be a plus hitter. His defense makes him a hole in our roster, but if he hits we need to keep him. We need every good hitter we can get.

12-for-36 in 11 games so far in the Domincan Winter League ...

http://mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ibp&sid=l131&cid=671

Quote from LynchMob on October 27, 2019, 3:11 pm

12-for-36 in 11 games so far in the Domincan Winter League ...

http://mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ibp&sid=l131&cid=671

3 SB to 1 CS... you go Big Boy with that 75% success rate... Tingler had Rangers as the #1 team in SB in the MLB last year -- despite having a mediocre to slow team to work with.. Pads 2020 will run and run and run (a lot) he believes in making P uncomfortable and adding pressure by running from all I've heard.. wants P from the stretch, wants distractions on the base paths-- oh yeah baby-- and Pads compare to Rangers are like a World Class track team vs a HS team.. we've got lots of speed

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/padres/story/2020-02-14/padres-josh-naylor-weight-loss-juan-lagares-mackenzie-gore-manny-machado

Naylor, who debuted in the majors last May and finished the season with a .249/.315/.403 line, said he didn’t know how much weight he shed over the winter, but he is well down from his listed weight of 255. Like maybe 20 or 30 pounds.

Quote from LynchMob on February 14, 2020, 5:27 pm

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/padres/story/2020-02-14/padres-josh-naylor-weight-loss-juan-lagares-mackenzie-gore-manny-machado

Naylor, who debuted in the majors last May and finished the season with a .249/.315/.403 line, said he didn’t know how much weight he shed over the winter, but he is well down from his listed weight of 255. Like maybe 20 or 30 pounds.

Phenomenal news!   We've been waiting 3-4 years for this!  Josh deserves credit for putting in the work!

The video thats been going around makes Naylor look like a completely different player.  The question remains though of what the Padres do with Naylor...

Former top 100 prospect, who was only down as far as he was because of a DH body.  If he can legit play a corner OF, while maintaining his hitting ability, he would be a huge + for the Padres.  But if Myers is taking the spot, what do they do?  He needs time to build up his trade value and show he can hit and field, but so does Myers.

Quote from Ben Davey on February 16, 2020, 9:18 pm

The video thats been going around makes Naylor look like a completely different player.  The question remains though of what the Padres do with Naylor...

Former top 100 prospect, who was only down as far as he was because of a DH body.  If he can legit play a corner OF, while maintaining his hitting ability, he would be a huge + for the Padres.  But if Myers is taking the spot, what do they do?  He needs time to build up his trade value and show he can hit and field, but so does Myers.

It's super encouraging that he's dropped as much weight as he has, but a bad body wasn't the reason he took terrible routes, bad reads, awful jumps, and recklessly chucked the ball around the infield. That all can improve with more reps, but there are definitely guys out there that just flat out can't read the ball at a pro level no matter how much they try.

New to the position...   some of the same "basics" stuff can be said about Cordero too.  Can't just snap your fingers on a position change & be MLB caliber.

Before Margot trade there was a pretty good argument to have BOTH Cordero & Naylor start in AAA & play every day; either going with only 4 OF & SOMEone OF capable (most of the non-roster INF are being listed as "INF/OF"... even if they haven't played there), or even another RH like Almonte as the 5th guy.

Now it's hard to envision a scenario where either Naylor OR Cordero is not the 4th OF... but is going to have limited playing time.

Put another way, the Margot trade might hurt the development of one of these 2 guys.

It should be an interesting selection process.

Profar can play the OF and Preller has referred to him as super utility so opens an option for four OF and an extra reserve INF.

Almonte has a shot if a 40 man slot opens via trade or 60 IL but don’t see a DFA to add him.

Quote from Brian Connelly on February 18, 2020, 6:53 am

New to the position...   some of the same "basics" stuff can be said about Cordero too.  Can't just snap your fingers on a position change & be MLB caliber.

Before Margot trade there was a pretty good argument to have BOTH Cordero & Naylor start in AAA & play every day; either going with only 4 OF & SOMEone OF capable (most of the non-roster INF are being listed as "INF/OF"... even if they haven't played there), or even another RH like Almonte as the 5th guy.

Now it's hard to envision a scenario where either Naylor OR Cordero is not the 4th OF... but is going to have limited playing time.

Put another way, the Margot trade might hurt the development of one of these 2 guys.

Given Corderos recent absence and injury history, I dont see how he is not in the upper minors for at least half the year. Consequently then, it appears that Naylor will have to be the 4th. Complicating matter is the Myers dilemma. Naylor needs time to hone his OF skills but is unlikely to get it as the 4th OFer behind Myers. What to do...