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Mike Napoli

34-Year-Old First Baseman – Cleveland Indians

2016 Stats

AVG

.233

HR

10

RBI

35

R

31

SB

2

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Napoli's time as a lineup regular seems to be nearing an end given his declining production against right-handed pitchers (.605 OPS in 2015, .739 in 2014 and .816 in 2013), but he remains an effective...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 225   DOB: 10/31/1981   BORN: Hollywood, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 17th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Mike Napoli Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Indians in December of 2015.

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Mike Napoli Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 22 A RAN 132 584 482 94 136 62 29 4 29 118 9 5 88 166 1 8 5 .282 .393 .539 .932
2005 23 AA ARK 132 545 442 97 106 56 23 2 31 100 12 4 89 140 0 5 9 .240 .374 .511 .885
2006 24 AAA SAL 21 90 78 12 19 9 6 0 3 10 1 1 8 29 0 0 4 .244 .344 .436 .780
2006 24 MAJ LAA 99 325 268 47 61 29 13 0 16 42 2 3 51 90 0 1 5 .228 .360 .455 .815
2007 25 MAJ LAA 75 263 219 40 54 22 11 1 10 34 5 2 33 63 1 5 5 .247 .351 .443 .794
2008 26 MAJ LAA 78 274 227 39 62 30 9 1 20 49 7 3 35 70 1 6 5 .273 .374 .586 .960
2009 27 MAJ LAA 114 432 382 60 104 43 22 1 20 56 3 3 40 103 0 3 7 .272 .350 .492 .842
2010 28 MAJ LAA 140 510 453 60 108 51 24 1 26 68 4 2 42 137 0 4 11 .238 .316 .468 .784
2011 29 AAA ROU 4 18 15 3 4 4 1 0 3 9 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 .267 .333 .933 1.266
2011 29 MAJ TEX 113 432 369 72 118 55 25 0 30 75 4 2 58 85 0 2 3 .320 .414 .631 1.045
2012 30 MAJ TEX 108 417 352 53 80 35 9 2 24 56 1 0 56 125 0 2 7 .227 .343 .469 .812
2013 31 MAJ BOS 139 578 498 79 129 63 38 2 23 92 1 1 73 187 0 1 6 .259 .360 .482 .842
2014 32 MAJ BOS 119 500 415 49 103 37 20 0 17 55 3 2 78 133 0 3 4 .248 .370 .419 .789
2015 33 MAJ BOS 98 378 329 37 68 32 18 1 13 40 3 1 45 99 0 1 3 .207 .307 .386 .693
2015 33 MAJ TEX 35 91 78 9 23 7 2 0 5 10 0 2 12 19 0 0 1 .295 .396 .513 .909
2015  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ BOS/TEX 133 469 407 46 91 39 20 1 18 50 3 3 57 118 0 1 4 .224 .324 .410 .734
2016 34 MAJ CLE 44 190 172 31 40 20 9 1 10 35 2 0 17 69 0 0 1 .233 .305 .471 .776
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3-Year Averages     130 514 440 58 107 46 26 1 19 65 2 2 69 146 0 1 4 .243 .350 .436 .787
Career  (View All)     1162 4,390 3,762 576 950 424 200 10 214 612 35 21 540 1,180 2 28 58 .253 .353 .482 .834

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Mike Napoli Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 29 Bal 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .305 .471 .776
May. 28 Bal 5 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .231 .301 .456 .757
May. 27 Bal 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .304 .463 .767
May. 25 @CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .230 .299 .447 .746
May. 24 @CWS 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .229 .301 .452 .753
May. 23 @CWS Did not play.
May. 23 @CWS 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .292 .438 .730
May. 22 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .287 .420 .707
May. 21 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .294 .432 .726
May. 20 @Bos 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .232 .301 .444 .745
May. 19 @Cin Did not play.
May. 18 @Cin 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .311 .460 .771
May. 17 Cin 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .324 .481 .805
May. 16 Cin 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .314 .480 .794
May. 15 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .296 .476 .772
May. 14 Min 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .305 .492 .797
May. 13 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .307 .491 .798
May. 11 @Hou 7 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .309 .504 .813
May. 10 @Hou 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .302 .472 .774
May. 9 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .295 .461 .756
May. 8 KC 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .296 .475 .771
May. 7 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .288 .448 .736
May. 6 KC 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .290 .462 .752
May. 5 Det 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .281 .461 .742
May. 4 Det 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .275 .429 .704
May. 3 Det 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .273 .420 .693
May. 1 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 30 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 29 @Phi 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 .205 .262 .410 .672
Apr. 27 @Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .219 .278 .438 .716
Last 7 Days 22 7 7 0 1 3 9 4 7 2 0 0 0 1 .318 .423 .818 1.241
Last 14 Days 48 10 11 0 1 3 13 7 20 2 0 0 0 2 .229 .327 .458 .785
Last 30 Days 103 19 25 5 1 6 25 12 42 2 0 1 0 3 .243 .328 .485 .813

Mike Napoli: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 36 7
2015 111 11 11 3
2014 110 7
2013 131 8
2012 72 28 9
2011 61 35 19
2010 66 70 2
2009 96 18

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Mike Napoli Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20164810171.271.438.764
20151521912262.276.559.948
2014110174103.300.473.923

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016124219281.218.484.781
2015255276241.192.322.605
20143053213450.230.400.739

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201677166251.286.584.966
20152122713311.236.472.797
2014209246291.273.407.802

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201695154101.189.379.617
2015195195192.210.344.667
20142062511262.223.432.776
Mike Napoli Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 22 A RAN 584 482 15.1% 28.4% 0.53 66% .373 .257
2005 23 AA ARK 545 442 16.3% 25.7% 0.64 68% .277 .271
2006 24 AAA SAL 90 78 8.9% 32.2% 0.28 63% .348 .192
2006 24 MAJ LAA 325 268 15.7% 27.7% 0.57 66% .278 .227
2007 25 MAJ LAA 263 219 12.5% 24% 0.52 71% .301 .196
2008 26 MAJ LAA 274 227 12.8% 25.5% 0.50 69% .307 .313
2009 27 MAJ LAA 432 382 9.3% 23.8% 0.39 73% .324 .220
2010 28 MAJ LAA 510 453 8.2% 26.9% 0.31 70% .283 .230
2011 29 AAA ROU 18 15 11.1% 22.2% 0.50 73% .125 .666
2011 29 MAJ TEX 432 369 13.4% 19.7% 0.68 77% .346 .311
2012 30 MAJ TEX 417 352 13.4% 30% 0.45 64% .276 .242
2013 31 MAJ BOS 578 498 12.6% 32.4% 0.39 62% .368 .223
2014 32 MAJ BOS 500 415 15.6% 26.6% 0.59 68% .325 .171
2015 33 MAJ BOS 378 329 11.9% 26.2% 0.45 70% .253 .179
2015 33 MAJ TEX 91 78 13.2% 20.9% 0.63 76% .333 .218
2015  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ BOS/TEX 469 407 12.2% 25.2% 0.48 71% .269 .186
2016 34 MAJ CLE 190 172 8.9% 36.3% 0.25 60% .323 .238
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3-Year Averages     514 440 13.4% 28.4% 0.47 67% .320 .193
Career     4,390 3,762 12.3% 26.9% 0.46 69% .311 .229

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2016 Stat Review for Mike Napoli    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.233 AVG
POOR
60% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.323 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.471 SLG
GOOD
.238 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.25 BB/K
POOR
8.9% BB Rate
GOOD
36.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.776 OPS
GOOD
.305 OBP
WEAK

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Mike Napoli: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Napoli went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI, a run and a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the White Sox.

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Napoli is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against Chicago.

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Napoli went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 13-1 win over the Reds.

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Napoli went 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBI and a run scored in Monday's 15-6 win over the Reds.

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Napoli went 3-for-7 with a home run, his seventh of the season, in Wednesday’s 16-inning loss to the Astros.

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Napoli went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in a 7-1 victory over the Royals on Friday.

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Napoli went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer, his fifth of the season, in Thursday’s victory over the Indians.

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Napoli (neck) is in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.

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Napoli (neck) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Napoli is out of the lineup Saturday due to neck stiffness, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Napoli hit his fourth home run, a solo home run, to tie the game in the ninth inning of Tuesday's loss to Minnesota.

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Napoli is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners, according to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Napoli battled through several injuries, including a finger injury that lingered from April on, and finished the season lower than expected in most of the fantasy-relevant categories. Even with the injuries limiting him to 119 games, he managed to cut his strikeout rate to 26.6% (lowest since 2011) while posting a career-high 15.6% walk rate. Not surprisingly, his power was sapped, and his .419 slugging percentage last season was easily his lowest since becoming a big league player in 2006. With Boston rebuilding the team on the fly after the All-Star break and more changes made to the roster in the offseason, Napoli remains the starting first baseman entering the final year of a two-year deal that he signed prior to the 2014 season. Where he fits in the order is murky, but the lineup around him should be more potent. It remains to be seen how much time, if any, he will cede to Allen Craig at first base.

2014

Napoli spent his first full season as a non-catcher in 2013 and there were no hints of the degenerative hip condition that delayed his contract signing last offseason. He proved himself quite adept defensively at first base, was the Red Sox' main right-handed power bat and was a great fit with the team. Napoli was a middle-of-the-order bat and spent most nights hitting fourth or fifth, protecting David Ortiz. He fills an area of need for Boston again in 2014 after returning on a two-year deal.

2013

The magical ride that was the second half (and postseason) of 2011 came to a quick and expected halt. Napoli's second year in Texas looked like every year he had in Anaheim: some pop, some walks and not a ton of hits. His .706 OPS against lefties is a marked departure from his career norms, so there's plenty of reason to think a rebound of some sort is in order. He's not going to reach the heights of 2011 again, but landing in Boston could enable him to beat his career batting average by knocking doubles off of the Green Monster. He agreed to a deal with Boston in the offseason, but it wasn't finalized until mid-January due to questions over the health of his hip. Napoli would likely play first base for the Red Sox, but he'll be catcher-eligible for at least another year and fantasy players could do far, far worse at the position.

2012

The Angels might regret this. Texas acquired Napoli from the Blue Jays (via the Angels) over the winter, and all the big guy managed was a .320/.414/.631 line with 30 homers in just 369 at-bats, fueled solely by a monster second half (.383/.466/.706 in 214 at-bats). His first half was a typical Napoli season: low average (.232), some walks (25 in 155 at-bats) and some power (12 homers). His second half is obviously not repeatable, but any concerns of his breakout being attributed to home cooking alone can be discounted with a tidy .332/.414/.663 line on the road. He's a lock to be catcher-eligible until at least 2013 now, as he was universally praised for his work behind the plate in 2011 after rumblings that his time as a catcher was going to be limited at best going forward. Paying for last year's stats is never a good idea, and it seems to apply to Napoli more than others, but there's still a nice season all but assured here.

2011

Napoli was a part-time catcher who had never played first base before last season, but an injury to Kendry Morales left a big hole in the Angels' lineup and provided him an opportunity to see extend action. Napoli played in a career-high 140 games last season, including 70 at first, a bonus for fantasy owners who were able to essentially play a first baseman at the catcher spot. Though Napoli's .238 batting average was nothing to write home about, his career-best 26 home runs was tops among all catcher-eligible players. Despite the strong season Napoli is sure to lose playing time in 2011 to a healthy Morales, so expect his production to slip a bit along with his at-bats.

2010

Increased playing time made up for some reduced effectiveness at the plate, and you can expect him to have more years like 2009 again. If there's a concern, it's that manager Mike Scioscia doesn't seem to have a lot of faith in him, pinch-hitting for Napoli with startling frequency and even starting Jeff Mathis ahead of him in the playoffs. Any kind of slow start could cause Napoli to go the way of Chris Iannetta, so slide him down a couple of notches.

2009

Napoli only played in 78 games in 2008, so finishing with 20 home runs is a pretty impressive feat. He also chipped in seven stolen bases, a big bonus from the catcher position. Napoli's combination of power and speed is rare among catchers, and if he's able to stay on the field more often, fantasy owners could get a lot of value out of him in 2009. He had arthroscopic surgery in October, but is expected to be ready for spring training. Watch closely to see how well he throws - if that's an issue because of the surgery, he could lose some playing time to Jeff Mathis.

2008

Napoli was one of the big surprises of 2006 and it looked like he was on track to build upon that effort and become a solid power-hitting catcher with the Angels for years to come. Unfortunately, Napoli only played 75 games due to injury. One the plus side, he still hit ten home runs and stole five bases over that time despite hitting just .247. If Napoli can stay healthy and improve his eye at the plate, he could develop into a solid fantasy option at a weaker position, and he's slated to begin the season as the Halos' starter behind the plate.

2007

July 1. On that day against the Dodgers, Napoli hit two homers, walked once, and had an OPS nearing 1100 at the end of the game. He was useless after that, dropping into an 0-for-11 slump and getting worse from there. The end result--low BA, lots of walks, good power--is a reasonable expectation going forward. He's better than Jeff Mathis, will likely open the season with the starting catcher job over Mathis, and when he hits his peak, he'll be an All-Star candidate.

2006

Napoli was solid, if unimpressive, offensively at Double-A Arkansas in 2005. As long as he remains a catcher he has a shot at major league playing time and projects as above-average offensively for a catcher. Look for him to have a cup of coffee with the Angels at some point late in 2006.

2005

Napoli doesn't project as a catcher and he'd never previously had the kind of power he hit for last season. It's safe to say he's emerged, but whether he can do it at Double-A will be a better measure of future performance.