The Indians hope Bo Naylor pans out to be their franchise catcher.
Catcher: Bo Naylor
While Roberto Perez is among the best defensive catchers in baseball, it’s hard to imagine him being the Indians backstop in 2025 when he will be 35-years old. If all goes as planned, Bo Naylor will be behind the dish by then for the Tribe.
Naylor, who is the younger brother of Indians outfielder Josh Naylor is the Indians fourth-ranked prospect by MLB Pipeline and was drafted by the club in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft.
He is projected to reach the majors by 2022 and will be 25-years old on opening day in 2025, putting him right at what should be the beginning of the prime of his career.