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Thu Jul 1112:14Josh Naylor Sitting Out On Thursday
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor will take the day off on Thursday in the series finale against the hosting Detroit Tigers and right-hander Jack Flaherty. David Fry will draw into the lineup at first base and will bat fifth against Flaherty. This will be Naylor's first day off since June 27. He's been a must-start in all fantasy lineups this year and is batting .294 (10-for-34) with two homers, two doubles, nine RBI, a stolen base and eight runs scored so far in nine games in the month of July. The 27-year-old left-handed slugger will head to the Midsummer Classic next week in Texas for the first time in his career. Naylor has already reached a career-high 22 home runs in 87 games in 2024 and has driven in 70 runs while adding four stolen bases for the first-place Guardians. Fry got off to an amazing start early on, but he's cooled off and has gone 7-for-32 (.219) since June 26.
Source: Cleveland GuardiansRotoBaller.com
Wed Jul 1002:01Josh Naylor Has An All-Star-Caliber Night
Cleveland Guardians All-Star first baseman Josh Naylor exploded on offense Tuesday night, going 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, an RBI groundout, and an RBI single in a 9-8 extra-inning victory against the division-rival Detroit Tigers. Two days ago, Naylor learned that he was named to his first All-Star team, and he wasted no time showing us why Tuesday night. We are sitting here at the beginning of July, and Naylor already has two home runs more than his previous career-high of 20 homers and is only 27 RBI from his previous career-high of 97 RBI. Assuming he stays healthy, he will crush those numbers. The Guardians' turnaround on offense has been a total team effort, but Naylor has pulled his fair share of the weight. The only blemish on his season thus far is that his .247 batting average is well below the .308 batting average he produced in 2023. We doubt fantasy managers or the Guardians are complaining, though.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Mon Jul 118:42Josh Naylor Heating Up At The Plate
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor has been heating up with the bat over the last few days. On Sunday, Naylor went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the loss to the Kansas City Royals. He was slow out of the gate, but Naylor has started to swing the bat better as of late. Naylor has four hits and three RBI over his last two games. The hope is that Naylor can keep this going into the All-Star break and during the second half of the season.
Source: mlb.comRotoBaller.com
Wed Jun 2616:05Josh Naylor Missing Another Game Wednesday
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor is sitting out again on Wednesday against the hosting Baltimore Orioles. Naylor was also out of the starting lineup on Tuesday, but this time he'll take a seat against a right-handed pitcher in favor of rookie Jhonkensy Noel, who will be making his major-league debut against Orioles right-hander Grayson Rodriguez. There has been no word on a potential injury for Naylor, but fantasy managers may want to check back for more word on why the 27-year-old left-handed slugger is sitting out against a righty. Naylor has struggled against left-handed pitching this year, but overall he's been a force with 20 home runs, 58 RBI and 43 runs scored in his 274 at-bats while batting .241 (66-for-274). He's gone 19-for-74 (.257) with five homers, three doubles and 16 RBI in 19 games in June.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Tue Jun 2516:15Josh Naylor Sitting Against A Lefty
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor will take a day off with a left-hander on the mound on Tuesday versus the hosting Baltimore Orioles. Gabriel Arias will take over at first base and will bat eighth for the Guardians against Orioles left-hander Cole Irvin. This will be Naylor's first day off since May 22. The former 12th overall pick by the Miami Marlins in 2015 has elite power and has already matched his previous career-high with 20 home runs while also driving in 58 runs in 73 games so far in 2024. Naylor has definitely struggled much more against lefties, hitting .207 (18-for-87) with only five of his 20 homers on the year. The right-handed hitting Arias will be a deep sleeper with limited upside in the eight-hole on Tuesday. He's gone just 28-for-130 (.215) on the year with just two homers and four stolen bases.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Mon Jun 2401:34Josh Naylor Hits 20th Homer On Sunday
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor continued his strong season on Sunday, going 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, two runs scored, and an RBI. Naylor became the fifth major leaguer this season to hit 20 dingers with his fourth-inning shot. The 27-year-old is enjoying a breakout season where he has found his power stroke. Although his batting average is lower than usual at .244, he has the aforementioned 20 homers to go along with 58 RBI and an .835 OPS. He is easily a top-ten first base option in fantasy and is a must-start player.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Wed May 2900:36Josh Naylor Homers Twice, Plates Five Tuesday
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor had a huge night at the plate in Tuesday's 13-7 win over the Rockies. Naylor took advantage of the thin air, going 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a three-run HR, and a walk. The 26-year-old has provided the power fantasy managers were expecting but not the batting average and is now slashing .234/.321/.510 with 15 HR and 40 RBI in 221 plate appearances. It is hard to complain about the average when Naylor has provided so many counting stats and it appears that he has gotten unlucky on balls in play, as he has hit the ball hard but has a .205 BABIP. All of this points to continued fantasy production with the chance for positive regression.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat May 2510:10Josh Naylor Goes Deep For 13th Time This Season
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's 10-4 win over the Angels. The home run was Naylor's 13th of the season, and with his career-high Barrel% of 11.6% he's on pace to eclipse his career-high home run mark of 20 set in 2022. The former first-round draft pick got off to a hot start this season, slashing .321/.387/.605 over his first 22 games but has gone cold the past month despite continuing to hit home runs, slashing just .183/.294/.441 over the last 26 games. Still, overall he's having a solid season, collecting 35 RBI and 27 runs scored with a .358 wOBA and 135 wRC+.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Tue May 1423:44Josh Naylor Blasts 12th Home Run, Collects Three RBI
Cleveland Guardians first basemanJosh Naylorbelted his 12th home run on Tuesday night while picking up three RBI and two walks in the Guardians' 7-4 victory over the Texas Rangers. Naylor is smoking hot right now after slugging five home runs in his last 10 games. He already has 12 home runs on the season and is currently on pace to crush his career-high 20-homer mark that he reached back in 2022. He ranks second in the league in HR and is tied for sixth with 33 RBI. The batting average this season has taken a hit at .268, but it's hard for fantasy managers to complain about that with how absurd his power numbers have been. Look for Naylor to stay hot with one more contest against the Rangers and three against the Twins to finish the week.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Fri May 1014:13Josh Naylor Up To 10 Homers
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Thursday's 3-2 loss on the road to the Chicago White Sox in the first game of their series. It was Naylor's 10th home run of the season and also the third time he's cleared the fences in his last eight games. The 26-year-old left-handed slugger appears to be heating up now that we're in May with a .259 average (7-for-27). As long as Naylor stays healthy this year, he should easily surpass his career-high of 20 home runs, which was set back in 2022. The former 12th overall pick by the Miami Marlins in 2015 is now slashing a strong .277/.364/.562 with a .926 OPS, 10 long balls, 29 RBI, two stolen bases and 20 runs scored in 130 at-bats for Cleveland. He's a must-start in all fantasy formats.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat May 414:58Josh Naylor Getting A Breather Versus Lefty Saturday
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor is getting a day off on Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels and left-hander Reid Detmers. The 26-year-old has enjoyed a big start to his season and has actually fared quite well against left-handed pitching. Naylor has hit .263 with seven homers, two steals, and an .857 OPS across 132 trips to the plate on the season and has hit .300 with two homers and a 1.016 OPS across 34 plate appearances versus same-handed pitching on the season. He has also struck out in just 12.9% of his plate appearances while drawing walks at a nice 9.8% clip on the campaign.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Wed Apr 1000:05Josh Naylor Continues Hot Offensive Start Tuesday
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor continued to produce at the plate in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to the White Sox. Naylor went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and two walks. The 26-year-old is now slashing .314/.395/.543with two HR, six runs scored, and seven RBI in 43 plate appearances. He may not be the most exciting first-base name for fantasy, but Naylor is on track to provide consistent production once again in 2024.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Tue Apr 214:13Josh Naylor Gets First Homer Of The Season
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor hit his first home run of the season on Monday in a 5-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Naylor hit the homer in the eighth inning off Andres Munoz to put Cleveland down 5-4, which ended up being the final score. Naylor finished the game going 1-for-4 and is now slashing .375/.444/.688 through four games this season. Naylor will continue to be a solid hitter for Cleveland, as he's batting cleanup for the Guardians this season and finished last season with 17 homers.
Source: MLBRotoBaller.com
Fri Mar 112:30Josh Naylor Goes 1-for-3 On Wednesday
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor went 1-for-3 on Wednesday in an 8-6 Cactus League loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. He's now 3-for-7 in three spring games, with all three hits being singles. Although he's been caught stealing once as well, it's good to see he's still running in 2024, as his 10 stolen bases last season were likely an added surprise bonus for anyone invested in him since he's not very fleet-of-foot (15th percentile sprint speed). The former first-round draft pick has superb contact skills, with a Contact% of 82.4% and a low K% of 13.7%. Combined with his power and sneaky speed, he offers managers a safe-floor option with upside for those who miss out on some of the higher-priced first base options.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Mon Dec 11 202314:25Josh Naylor Receiving Interest from Cubs, Pirates, Mariners
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor is a wanted man on the trade market as the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Seattle Mariners have shown interest in the left-handed slugger. The 26-year-old is coming off his second straight productive season at the plate as he hit .308 with 17 home runs, 10 stolen bases, and an .843 OPS across 495 trips to the plate, production that graded out 28% superior to the league average, as per his 128 wRC+. The Cubs and Pirates both have a need at first base and while the Mariners have Ty France as their first baseman, Naylor also has experience playing the outfield corners despite logging just one inning in the outfield in the 2023 campaign.
Source: Paul Hoynes -- Cleveland.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 3 202313:45Josh Naylor Activated And Starting Sunday
Cleveland Guardians first baseman/designated hitter Josh Naylor (oblique) has been activated from the 10-day injured list. The 26-year-old has been out since August 4 with an oblique strain but he's back in the lineup on Sunday, serving as the designated hitter and batting third against the Tampa Bay Rays. Naylor has been a surprising source of RBI this year, matching a career-high with 79 so far. He's slashing a rock-solid .306/.346/.500 with 15 home runs and six stolen bases over 390 plate appearances. Outfielder Oscar Gonzalez was optioned to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move. Fantasy managers should get him back in their lineups if they had him stashed in their IL slot.
Source: Cleveland GuardiansRotoBaller.com
Mon Aug 28 202322:29Josh Naylor To Begin Rehab Assignment Tuesday
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor (oblique) is set to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Akron on Tuesday, according to the team. Naylor has been out since Aug. 1 with a strained right oblique, missing 24 games. Without the left-handed slugger, Cleveland has slugged just .355 with 18 home runs. Naylor's 79 RBI still lead the team, and he ranked third in the American League in batting at the time of his injury. The 26-year-old could be back with the club by this weekend, barring a setback on his rehab assignment, and he should be stashed in all fantasy formats. In his absence, Kole Calhoun has been the club's primary designated hitter. Before his injury, Naylor was slashing a strong .306/.346/.500 with an .846 OPS, 15 home runs, 79 RBI, six stolen bases and 41 runs scored in 360 at-bats.
Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Joe NogaRotoBaller.com
Thu Aug 17 202322:22Josh Naylor Making Good Progress
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor (oblique), who has been on the injured list since Aug. 1 with a right-oblique strain, is making good progress with his core exercises, according to manager Terry Francona. "He's also in the cage doing baseball activities, so he's doing really well," Francona said. Naylor was projected to miss three to six weeks when he was placed on the injured list on Aug. 1. The 26-year-old will need to continue making progress with his baseball activities before possibly going on a minor-league rehab assignment before he's activated from the injured list in September. Naylor should remain stashed in all fantasy leagues after hitting .306/.346/.500 with an .846 OPS, 15 home runs, 79 RBI, six stolen bases and 41 runs scored in 360 at-bats this year.
Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Joe NogaRotoBaller.com
Sat Aug 12 202300:22Josh Naylor Fields Ground Balls Thursday
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor (oblique) fielded grounders before Thursday's game versus the Toronto Blue Jays. He "felt great, but he will continue to do more one-on-one drills before ramping up his baseball activities". Naylor officially hit the injured list on Aug. 4 with a right oblique strain and was provided an "extremely tentative" three-to-six week return timetable. The 26-year-old remains week-to-week and is looking at a possible comeback by mid-September if the side discomfort doesn't linger. Fantasy managers should hang on tight to Naylor, who was batting .368 with a .987 OPS, eight home runs, 20 doubles, and 47 RBI in 201 at-bats over his prior 50 games to being injured since May 30.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Fri Aug 4 202316:29Josh Naylor Out 3-6 Weeks With Oblique Strain
Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor (oblique) had an MRI exam on Thursday that showed a right-oblique strain, and he's been given a three- to six-week timetable, with manager Terry Francona calling it "extremely tentative." Naylor will be re-evaluated weekly. Cleveland put the 26-year-old left-handed hitter on the 10-day injured list, but he'll obviously miss more time than that. Naylor should be stashed in all fantasy formats because of how well he's played to this point in the season. Until he returns, David Fry figures to be the team's primary first baseman. Naylor is hitting a strong .306 (110-for-360) this year with 15 long balls, 79 RBI, six stolen bases and 41 runs scored in 96 games.
Source: MLB.com - Mandy BellRotoBaller.com
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