Myles Naylor third brother from Mississauga drafted in Major League Baseball

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Published July 10, 2023 at 12:16 pm

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The youngest of three brothers from Mississauga joins his siblings, drafted to a Major League Baseball team.

Third baseman Myles Naylor was the 39th pick in the 2023 MLB draft and will join Oakland Athletics.

“Extremely excited to begin my professional career with the Oakland Athletics and I’d like to thank all my supporters, friends, family, and coaches that helped me through this journey,” Myles said on Twitter. “Thrilled to get going!!”

This is the third time a Naylor was the first Canadian selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, according to Baseball Canada.

Myles joins older brothers Josh (Marlins – Round 1 in 2015) and Bo (Guardians – Round 1 in 2018).

And this is only the second brother trio in MLB history to all be first-round selections. Baseball stars J.D. Drew (1997 draft), Stephen Drew (2004 draft) and Tim Drew (1997 draft) also hold that honour.

The St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School graduate started with the Junior National Team program in the summer of 2021 as a 16-year-old and played with the squad for two years participating in the 2022 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup and the 2022 WBSC Americas U18 World Cup Qualifier, according to Baseball Canada.

Naylor’s performance with the Junior National Team in 2022 earned him Junior National Team MVP honours. Bo and Josh were also MVPs.

At the U18 World Cup in Florida he hit .471 in eight games with a home run and six RBIs and followed that up hitting .316 with three homers and seven RBI at the U18 World Cup Qualifier, Baseball Canada notes.

Josh and Bo both play with the Cleveland Guardians.

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