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Mike Napoli

33-Year-Old First Baseman – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

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.192

HR

10

RBI

30

R

31

SB

2

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 in...

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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:

Agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal with the Red Sox in December of 2013.

July 5, 2015  –  Mike Napoli News

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The Red Sox do not plan to use David Ortiz as a replacement for Napoli on a regular basis, the Providence Journal reports. Napoli, who has five hits in his last 46 at-bats (.109), was given a day off Sunday.

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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 77 299 260 31 50 22 11 1 10 30 2 1 37 78 0 1 1 .192 .294 .358 .652
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3-Year Averages     122 497 421 60 104 44 22 1 21 67 1 1 69 148 0 2 5 .247 .358 .454 .812
Career  (View All)     1062 4,030 3,443 530 869 387 182 9 196 557 32 19 503 1,071 2 28 54 .252 .354 .481 .835

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Mike Napoli Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 5 Hou 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .294 .358 .652
Jul. 4 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .294 .358 .652
Jul. 3 Hou 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .195 .298 .363 .661
Jul. 2 @Tor 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .303 .371 .674
Jul. 1 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .198 .302 .368 .670
Jun. 30 @Tor 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .306 .374 .680
Jun. 29 @Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .303 .375 .678
Jun. 28 @TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .304 .380 .684
Jun. 27 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .305 .381 .686
Jun. 26 @TB 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .206 .309 .386 .695
Jun. 25 Bal 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .203 .299 .385 .684
Jun. 24 Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .292 .377 .669
Jun. 23 Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .295 .381 .676
Jun. 21 @KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .299 .387 .686
Jun. 20 @KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .305 .396 .701
Jun. 19 @KC 3 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .306 .402 .708
Jun. 18 @Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .299 .393 .692
Jun. 17 @Atl 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .299 .393 .692
Jun. 16 Atl 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .295 .380 .675
Jun. 15 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .292 .373 .665
Jun. 14 Tor Did not play.
Jun. 13 Tor Did not play.
Jun. 12 Tor 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .297 .380 .677
Jun. 11 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .205 .304 .390 .694
Jun. 10 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .309 .396 .705
Jun. 9 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .315 .404 .719
Jun. 7 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .316 .408 .724
Jun. 6 Oak 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .322 .417 .739
Jun. 5 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .314 .407 .721
Jun. 4 Min 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .320 .416 .736
Last 7 Days 23 2 2 1 0 0 1 3 8 0 0 0 0 2 .087 .192 .130 .322
Last 14 Days 43 6 5 2 0 0 1 6 16 1 0 1 1 3 .116 .235 .163 .398
Last 30 Days 91 9 15 5 0 1 7 10 31 1 0 1 1 3 .165 .252 .253 .505

Mike Napoli: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 75 2
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
201569105101.203.464.793
2014110174103.300.473.923
2013155288250.284.523.899

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015191215201.188.319.600
20143053213450.230.400.739
20133435115671.248.464.816

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015127177160.220.449.731
2014209246291.273.407.802
20132454011380.249.457.817

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015133143142.165.271.575
20142062511262.223.432.776
20132533912541.269.506.866
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 299 260 12.4% 26.1% 0.47 70% .233 .166
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3-Year Averages     497 421 13.9% 29.8% 0.47 65% .329 .207
Career     4,030 3,443 12.5% 26.6% 0.47 69% .309 .229

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2015 Stat Review for Mike Napoli    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.192 AVG
TERRIBLE
70% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.233 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.358 SLG
POOR
.166 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.47 BB/K
GOOD
12.4% BB Rate
GREAT
26.1% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.652 OPS
POOR
.294 OBP
POOR

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

Napoli is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

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Napoli went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in Friday night's loss to the Astros. He's 2-for-23 over the past seven games, dropping his average to .195.

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Napoli was ejected in the second inning of Sunday's game against the Rays for arguing balls and strikes.

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Napoli reached base four times in Friday night's win over Tampa Bay. He went 1-for-2 with three walks, two runs and a stolen base.

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Napoli is out of the lineup Wednesday against Baltimore.

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Manager John Farrell might give Napoli a rest Wednesday night against Baltimore's Bud Norris, against whom Napoli is 2-for-15 with eight strikeouts, the Boston Globe reports. "We're looking at matchups for the rest of the series, particularly tomorrow against Norris, where even when Mike has gone well, that's been a tough matchup for him," Farrell said.

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Napoli's nightmare season continued Tuesday, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.

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Napoli went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, two RBI and a run scored in Friday night's win over the Royals. He's hit safely in three straight games, going 5-for-10 with three extra-base hits and three RBI.

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2015

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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.