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2015 MLB Draft: Miami Marlins select Josh Naylor twelfth overall

Naylor was a projected first round pick and gives the Marlins some first base depth.

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With the twelfth overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, the Marlins selected first baseman Josh Naylor.

Naylor is an Ontario native who was listed 59th overall on's prospect list. He is listed at 6'1, 225 lbs and has a prototypical power hitter's build. He is known to both provide notable power and possess a great arm and was thought to have some of the best power in this year's class.

A Texas Tech committ, Naylor gives the Marlins first base depth. Michael Morse is signed to be the club's first baseman over the next few seasons and Justin Bour has received some playing time. However, since Gaby Sanchez and Logan Morrison left the organization, the Marlins have lacked first base prospects throughout their minor league system.

Naylor was impressive in the 2014 Home Run Derby showcase and the Marlins may try to sign him to an under slot deal.

MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo notes some were surprised by the Marlins' selection:

Miami will make another selection with the 50th pick.