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Mike Napoli

32-Year-Old First Baseman – Boston Red Sox

2014 Stats

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.304

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3

RBI

9

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7

SB

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 de...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 220   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.

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Napoli (finger) returned to the lineup Thursday and went 1-for-3 with a run scored in a 3-1 win over the White Sox.

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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 15 65 56 7 17 5 2 0 3 9 0 0 8 19 0 0 1 .304 .400 .500 .900
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Mike Napoli
3-Year Averages MAJ   120 474 406 68 109 50 24 1 25 74 2 1 62 132 0 1 5 .268 .371 .517 .889
Career  (View All) MAJ   881 3296 2824 457 733 333 153 8 172 481 27 16 396 879 2 24 50 .260 .358 .502 .860

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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
Apr. 17 @CWS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .400 .500 .900
Apr. 16 @CWS Did not play.
Apr. 15 @CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .393 .509 .902
Apr. 13 @NYY 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .386 .520 .906
Apr. 12 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .283 .377 .435 .812
Apr. 11 @NYY 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .388 .465 .853
Apr. 10 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .400 .487 .887
Apr. 9 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .415 .528 .943
Apr. 8 Tex 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .432 .576 1.008
Apr. 7 Tex 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .406 .571 .977
Apr. 6 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .370 .565 .935
Apr. 5 Mil 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .391 .632 1.023
Apr. 4 Mil 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .389 .500 .889
Apr. 3 @Bal 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .357 .583 .940
Apr. 2 @Bal 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .429 .556 1.000 1.556
Mar. 31 @Bal 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .750 1.000 1.750
Last 7 Days 20 3 5 1 0 1 1 3 7 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .375 .450 .825
Last 14 Days 49 6 14 1 0 2 5 6 18 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .804
Last 30 Days 56 7 17 2 0 3 9 8 19 0 0 1 0 1 .304 .400 .500 .900

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Mike Napoli: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 14 1
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
2013155288250.284.523.899
2012112178190.179.411.706
2011113229283.319.6191.049

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133435115671.248.464.816
20122403616371.250.496.861
20112565021471.320.6371.044

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132454011380.249.457.817
20121792611300.212.447.785
20111763613421.307.5971.011

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132533912541.269.506.866
20121732713261.243.491.839
20111933617333.332.6631.078
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 65 56 12.3% 29.2% 0.42 66% .412 .196
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Mike Napoli
3-Year Averages MAJ   474 406 13.1% 27.8% 0.47 67% .337 .249
Career MAJ   3296 2824 12% 26.7% 0.45 69% .316 .242

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2014 Stat Review for Mike Napoli    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.304 AVG
ELITE
66% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.412 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.500 SLG
ELITE
.196 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.42 BB/K
WEAK
12.3% BB Rate
ELITE
29.2% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.900 OPS
ELITE
.400 OBP
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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Mike Napoli (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ryan Rowland-Smith AZ 7 5 2 3 1 0 0 .714 1.714 2.464
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL 7 4 2 3 0 0 0 .571 1.571 2.143
Jon Lester BOS 10 6 2 5 1 1 0 .600 1.300 1.936
David Huff SF 8 4 2 4 2 1 0 .500 1.250 1.850
Phil Hughes MIN 9 5 2 6 0 3 0 .556 1.222 1.778
Brett Anderson COL 11 5 1 5 5 3 0 .455 1.000 1.625
Shawn Kelley NY-A 7 3 1 2 0 3 0 .429 1.143 1.571
Jerome Williams HOU 15 6 2 5 3 3 3 .400 1.000 1.500
Ervin Santana ATL 19 7 3 10 2 2 0 .368 1.000 1.478
Ivan Nova NY-A 8 2 2 3 2 3 0 .250 1.000 1.400

Worst Matchups for Mike Napoli (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ernesto Frieri ANA 8 1 0 0 0 4 0 .125 .125 .250
Chad Billingsley LA 11 1 0 1 1 4 0 .091 .091 .245
Max Scherzer DET 9 1 0 0 0 3 0 .111 .111 .222
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 9 1 0 0 0 4 0 .111 .111 .222
Trevor Cahill AZ 18 1 0 1 1 4 0 .056 .111 .216
Scott Baker TEX 12 1 0 0 0 4 0 .083 .083 .167
Jeremy Hellickson TB 12 1 0 0 0 5 0 .083 .083 .167
Matt Thornton NY-A 9 0 0 2 1 4 2 .000 .000 .167
Frank Francisco CHI-A 7 0 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .000 .000
Drew Smyly DET 7 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Napoli (finger) is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the White Sox, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

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Napoli (finger) hopes to play Thursday, the Boston Globe reports.

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Napoli (finger) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Napoli left Tuesday's game with a dislocated left ring finger after a head-first slide, but X-rays were negative, the Boston Globe reports.

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Napoli had two hits, including his third homer of the season, in Sunday night's loss to the Yankees.

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Napoli had two hits, a homer, four RBI and a run scored in Wednesday night's win over Baltimore.

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Napoli went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks in Monday's 2-1 loss to Baltimore.

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Napoli homered in Sunday's exhibition game against Baltimore.

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Napoli agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal with the Red Sox on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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Napoli has declined the Red Sox's qualifying offer and will enter free agency, WEEI.com reports.

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Napoli was extended a qualifying offer by Boston, the Providence Journal reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.