MLB

Boston Red Sox
2014 Avg.
.248
 
Career Avg.
.257
Name  Mike Napoli
Born  10/31/1981
Height  6-0
Weight  215
Number  12
Position  1B
Bats  R
Throws  R
9/27/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is not expected to play in the final series, according to beat reporter Sean Adams.
Insight: Too bad, because Napoli has hit Mashahiro Tanaka well with two home runs in six at-bats. He'll finish the season batting .248 with 17 HR and 55 RBI, well below preseason expectations.
 
Cold9/25/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is out again on Thursday against the Rays.
Insight: Napoli hasn't played since last Wednesday due to lingering discomfort in one of his fingers. At this point, do not count on Napoli returning this weekend. Allen Craig is starting at first base on Thursday.
 
Cold9/14/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is 12-for-32 (.375) against Royals starter Jason Vargas in his career.
Insight: Napoli has also hit for power in this matchup, batting two doubles and going deep four times. It is a bit risky starting Napoli because he is 0-for-11 in his last three games, but historically, he hits very well against Vargas.
 
Cold9/8/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli (illness) is back in the lineup on Monday night against the Orioles.
Insight: Napoli did not play Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with an illness that made him dizzy. He is batting fifth and playing first base on Monday.
 
Cold9/7/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli (illness) is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Napoli left Saturday's game after an illness made him dizzy. He will likely return in a day or two. Allen Craig will start at first base on Sunday.
 
Cold9/6/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli left Saturday's game against the Blue Jays due to illness.
Insight: Napoli was 1-for-1 and scored a run prior to leaving. Outfielder Daniel Nava replaced Napoli, who more than likely will not return on Sunday.
 
Cold9/1/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Monday at Tampa Bay.
Insight: Napoli hit .175 in August. He has 17 home runs in 386 at-bats but just 51 RBI. The 32-year-old drove in 92 runs in 498 at-bats last year.
 
Cold9/1/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli is hitless is seven at-bats versus Rays left-hander Drew Smyly.
Insight: Napoli is just 3-for-37 (.081) over the past seven games and combined with a poor matchup should be on the fantasy bench for the day.
 
Cold8/29/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli should not be in fantasy lineups Friday versus the Rays and Chris Archer.
Insight: Napoli is just 1-for-10 with six strikeouts in their matchups. The 1B has been swinging a cold bat, hitting just .152 over the past two weeks (eight games). Keep looking.
 
8/27/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli went 2-for-5 with a mammoth three-run homer Tuesday against the Blue Jays after going 1-for-20 in his previous five.
Insight: Despite hitting .206 with 25 strikeouts in 68 at-bats this month, Napoli has also blasted four homers, driven in 14 runs and recorded a .779 OPS. He's been dealing with back spasms lately but has been in the lineup for five straight games, including Wednesday's.
 
8/21/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli was out of the lineup Wednesday due to back spasms and will take another day off Thursday.
Insight: After a quick start in April (.305, 5 HR, 15 RBI) Napoli has wilted with the summer heat, batting just .257 in July and .231 in August. Without catcher eligibility, his value is minimal.
 
8/21/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli was out of the lineup Wednesday due to back spasms and is questionable for Thursday's game against the LA Angels.
Insight: After a quick start in April (.305, 5 HR, 15 RBI) Napoli has wilted with the summer heat, batting just .257 in July and .231 in August. Without catcher eligibility, his value is minimal.
 
8/20/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli is out of the lineup Wednesday due to back spasms, according to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald.
Insight: Napoli has never had 500 at-bats in a season and he won't get there this year. He's hitting .266 with 15 homers, 45 RBI and an .831 OPS, numbers that would be much more useful if he was still eligible at catcher.
 
8/17/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli is not in Sunday's starting lineup versus Houston and right-hander Collin McHugh.
Insight: It appears to be a regularly scheduled day off. Napoli has a modest four-game hitting streak to raise his average to .270 with 15 HR and 44 RBI in 99 games.
 
8/14/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli is a lifetime .414 hitter (12-for-29) versus Houston starter Scott Feldman.
Insight: Napoli came through with a big home run Wednesday night, but has gone 7-for-34 (.206) with 12 Ks over his last 11 games. Hopefully the home run will get him started in the other direction.
 
8/13/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli went 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Wednesday against the Reds.
Insight: Napoli has gone 11-for-57 (.193) with 18 Ks over his last 18 games, but he's hit three doubles and three homers while walking nine times in that span.
 
7/29/2014 4:42:00 PM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Toronto.
Insight: It will be his second absence in three games and it appears to be a swollen finger. He's batting .272 with 12 HR and 36 RBI.
 
7/29/2014 4:15:00 PM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Toronto.
Insight: No injury that we know of, but it will be his second absence in three games. He's batting .272 with 12 HR and 36 RBI.
 
Hot7/21/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli has gone 7-for-12 with two homers in his last three games.
Insight: He's raised his average from. 266 to .280 in that span. He was 3-for-5 with a double, a homer and three runs Monday against the Blue Jays.
 
7/11/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli is a career .414 hitter (12-for-29) with two home runs versus Houston starter Scott Feldman.
Insight: Like most of the Red Sox lineup, Napoli isn't hitting at the moment batting .220 over the past 12 games. He's hitting .265 with 10 homers, 34 RBI and an .822 OPS this season.
 

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