There’s a great chance a pair of brothers will be opening day starters in the Indians infield for years to come.
First Base: Josh Naylor
If the Indians short stay in the 2020 postseason was an indication of anything, it was that the Tribe got a big-time player in Josh Naylor.
The Indians added Naylor in the trade that sent Mike Clevinger in August. In 22 regular season games with Cleveland, he hit just .230, but in the postseason, he attacked the New York Yankees as he went 5-7 in the two-game series with a home run and two RBI’s.
Naylor who like his brother, was also a first round pick, will be just 28-years old in 2025 and figures to be a mainstay in the Indians lineup who can play either first base or the outfield.