Naylor is an Ontario native who was listed 59th overall on MLB.com'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:
Agents shocked by Naylor pick for the #Marlins. "Unreal" was one's reaction.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) June 9, 2015
Miami will make another selection with the 50th pick.