Mike Napoli
Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli (1B,LF,DH)

Cleveland Indians - 82% owned
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1B/DH Mike Napoli went 0-for-3 in the Indians' 5-1 loss to the Oakland A's on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the hitless game, Mike Napoli is still a must-start with .316 AVG and .970 OPS in August with five home runs and 15 RBI. The 34-year-old has already exceeded 500 plate appearances this season and will eclipse his career-high 578 set back in 2013 with the Red Sox. Expect the veteran to see more playing time at DH as the Indians try to reduce some of the workload.

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1B/DH Mike Napoli went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks in Monday's loss to the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: The 34-year-old has recorded a hit in his last 15 games, over which time he is batting .444 with seven home runs and a 1.457 OPS. According to offensive WAR, the veteran is a top five hitter since the All-Star break. Look for Napoli to continue to stay hot with two homestands vs. White Sox and then Blue Jays. The 34-year-old has a 1.102 OPS at home compared to just .679 OPS away from Progressive Field.

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1B/DH Mike Napoli went 4-for-4 with two doubles, three runs and four RBI in the Indians' 14-4 win over the Angels. The veteran hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning, taking his tally to 29 home runs for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Only the Orioles' Chris Davis struck out more than Mike Napoli in the first half of the season. Since the All-Star break, the Indians' first baseman has been on a tear with 11 home runs and a 1.182 OPS. He currently leads the league with .767 SLG in the second half yet is only 77% owned in ESPN leagues, 83% Yahoo and 84% CBS.

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Mike Napoli is not in the Indians lineup on Tuesday. Carlos Santana will start at first base.

Fantasy Impact: With the Indians playing in an NL park, they'll lose the DH, which is the reason for Napoli taking a seat on Tuesday. Napoli may sit on the bench for Wednesday's game as well.


Napoli hit a solo shot off Tyler Duffey in the bottom of the sixth inning for his team-leading 27th home run of the year.

Fantasy Impact: This marks the fifth straight game that Napoli has homered. The hard hitting righty ties Chris Davis and Jay Bruce for the longest HR streak in the majors this season. Now on pace for 42 HR and 119 RBI, Napoli is on pace to obliterate his previous season record of 30 HR.

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Mike Napoli went 1-for-5 with a run scored, two RBI, and his 26th home run of the season on Tuesday against the Twins. It was Napoli's fourth straight game with a home run.

Fantasy Impact: Napoli's magical season continues, and he's now on pace for 41 home runs on the season. Batting in the middle of the stacked Indians lineup, he should continue to produce elite homer, RBI, and runs scored numbers for the remainder of the season.

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Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, two RBI, and a home run on Monday against the Twins. It was Napoli's third straight game with a home run, and his 25th shot of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Raise your hand if you had Mike Napoli as being second among first baseman in home runs at this point in the season. Napoli's batting average of .247 leaves a lot to be desired, but his power numbers are elite, and he shows no signs of slowing down.

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Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, two RBI, and a home run on Sunday against the A's. It was Napoli's second straight game with a home run, and his 24th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Napoli may threaten for 40 home runs with the way he is going, and is in line for the best season of his career. With a slash line of .247/.331/.493, Napoli is a definite starter at first base in mixed leagues. Batting in the middle of a solid Indians lineup, he should continue to produce for the rest of the season.

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Mike Napoli remains hot

Sat, Jul 16th 8:15am EDT
By Corey Young

Mike Napoli went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs in Friday's road victory at Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: Napoli gave the Indians a 5-2 lead in the eighth inning after crushing his 19th home run of the season. The 34-year-old has been excellent over his last seven games, batting .409/.581/.682 with two homers and seven RBI.

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Mike Napoli finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and his 17th home run on the year. The first baseman also hit his 14th double of the season, which marks Monday as his first game with two extra-base hits since May 11 against the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Napoli broke his 3-for-23 slump over his last five games with a strong outing. However, his strikeout issues remain a concern with nine in that same slump. Over Napoli's last 30 games, he's struck out 22 times, leaving him atop of the Indians' strikeout leaders with 114 on the year.

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1B/DH Mike Napoli went 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in the Indians' 5-4 win over the Rangers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Napoli is on a hot stretch with eight home runs since May 1 and an .852 OPS. The 34-year-old got the start at DH with Carlos Santana switching to first base. Mike Napoli, Justin Upton and Steven Souza Jr. are the only three AL players with a strikeout rate in excess of 35%.

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1B/DH Mike Napoli went 1-for-5 with two runs and two RBI in the Indians' 11-4 win over the Orioles on Saturday. He also stole this second base of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Since going 0-for-19, Mike Napoli has run into a stretch of good form by hitting .316 (6-for-19) over his last five starts with two home runs, seven RBI and those two stolen bases.

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1B/DH Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and a walk in the first game of Monday's doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: After four straight hitless games, Mike Napoli needed this to get back on track. The 34-year-old is up to eight home runs this year but it has come with a disappointing .222 AVG. Napoli sat for the second game in the doubleheader with Carlos Santana manning first base.

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Napoli will not be in the starting lineup when the Indians take the field against the Reds tonight. Carlos Santana will get the start at first base and bat fourth with no DH in the NL park. (Source: MLB Lineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Napoli went 0-for-6 on Wednesday after collecting multiple hits in each of the first two games of the series against the Reds. Napoli should return to the lineup on Friday when the Indians start a weekend series against the Tigers.


1B Mike Napoli went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Sunday's series finale loss to the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Napoli had reached base in every game in May, partly helped by a big jump in batting average (.283 in May against .205 in April). The 34-year-old has hit three home runs and five doubles this month. He appears to have rectified the splits that suggested he might be platooned by the Indians. In 2015, Napoli had a .603 OPS vs. RHP and .954 OPS vs. LHP. This year, there is only 30 points of OPS between left and right-handers.

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1B Mike Napoli went 3-for-7 with two runs, including a solo home run, in the Indians' 16th inning loss to the Astros on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: The 34-year-old has run into a hot streak of power with extra-base hits in seven of his last nine games. He leads the Indians with seven home runs, 20 runs and 22 RBI. The right-hander is slashing .248/.309/.504 despite an unsustainable 35% strikeout rate.

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1B Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: This was the sixth home run on the season for the 34-year-old. He is providing the right-handed power bat that the Indians desperately needed, but it comes at an unsustainable 35.2% strikeout rate. Only five players (Justin Upton, Trevor Story, Miguel Sano, Chris Davis and Brett Lawrie) have struck out more. It will be difficult for Mike Napoli to raise his batting average to his career-mark of .253 whilst he is striking out at such a high rate.

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1B Mike Napoli went 2-for-5 with three RBI as the Indians swept the Tigers on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Having gone hitless in six of his last eleven games in April (.140 AVG), Mike Napoli has started May well hitting .364 (4-for-11). The 34-year-old looks to have no lingering issues from the neck strain that kept him out of a couple of games at the start of the week. The Indians meet the Royals on Friday and Napoli has never faced their starter Yordano Ventura.

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Mike Napoli remained out of the Indians' lineup on Sunday due to his neck injury, which has been termed a stiff neck.

Fantasy Impact: It was more concerning that he missed another game, as this was two in a row. But the team has an off-day on Monday, and he could very well be back in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers. Owners will want to monitor the situation.

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1B Mike Napoli went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts as the Indians went down to the Twins on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: It speaks volumes that the Twins walked Francisco Lindor to pitch to Mike Napoli. The 34-year-old is struggling against right-handers (.189 AVG) and could find himself losing playing time. The Indians face five right-handers over their next five games, three of which will be NL ballparks vs. Phillies. Expect Carlos Santana to see time at first base in one or two of those games with Mike Napoli being given a break.

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Multi-hit game for Mike Napoli

Sat, Apr 23rd 5:51pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Mike Napoli finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored in the Indians' 10-1 rout of the Tigers on Saturday afternoon. His batting average is back to .250 after he struck out four times in a 0-for-4 night on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Napoli has been very comfortable with the Indians this season, clubbing seven extra-base hits, including three home runs, nine RBI, and 11 runs scored. He has a .782 OPS with Cleveland after he posted a .909 OPS in 35 games at the end of last seasons with the Rangers. Fantasy owners know by now that Napoli is a slugger with a low batting average, good enough to make him a secondary option at 1B or a utility player.

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1B Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with a double and a run in Wednesday's 4-1 victory over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: The right-hander has a .905 OPS so far in his brief, six game career with the Indians. He has scored six runs with 12 total bases. His .333 ISO is a great way to start the season. Napoli is owned in 20% of CBS leagues but in less than 8% of ESPN or Yahoo.

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1B Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with two runs and a walk in the 7-6 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Both Carlos Santana and Mike Napoli hit home runs from the heart of the Indians' lineup. This powerful 4-5 punch could see both players exceed 20 homers this year, if they thrive off each other. Napoli took a walk in the first inning and did not strikeout in his four plate appearances. He already looks like a great value pick for your corner infield spot.

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1B Mike Napoli went 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts in the loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Although the results were not successful, Mike Napoli saw more pitches (26) than any other batter in today's game. The 34-year-old has great patience at the plate and should be able to convert that into 15-20 home runs and 50-70 RBI. He is expected to serve as the Indians' primary first baseman, although he could lose some playing time to Carlos Santana if Marlon Byrd gets playing time at DH.

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1B Mike Napoli went 0-for-2 with a run and a walk in the final Cactus League game on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The 34-year-old, who signed in the offseason, finished Spring Training with .353 AVG (18-for-51), four home runs, 14 RBI and 8 walks to 10 strikeouts. He will be the Indians' primary first baseman and is being overlooked in drafts, falling outside the top 360 picks (46th 1B-eligible player off the board). He should be a solid source of power and OBP.

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Two-RBI day for Mike Napoli

Fri, Mar 18th 6:31pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

1B Mike Napoli continued his impressive spring going 0-for-2 with two walks and a Sac Fly. He leads the Indians with 11 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: The 34-year-old started the day with a 1.294 OPS, living up to the hype as the right-handed power bat that the Indians have been searching for. Mike Napoli is expected to serve as the Indians' primary first baseman with Carlos Santana shifting to DH. Napoli is currently the 50th 1B-eligible player off the board, which looks to be fantastic value for your corner infield spot.

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1B Mike Napoli hit his first home run since joining the Indians. He went 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Napoli is expected to serve as the Indians' primary first baseman. The 34-year-old enjoyed six straight 20+ home run seasons, followed by 17, 18, 18 in the last three years. Napoli produced a dominating .954 OPS vs LHP in 2015 but struggled to just .603 OPS vs RHP. If he can stay healthy for the whole year, Napoli should eclipse his projected 17 HR, 54 RBI, .229 AVG without costing you a top-300 pick.

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The Indians signed 1B Mike Napoli to a $7M deal pending medical which will take place on Friday. (Source: Paul Hoynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The acquisition gives the Indians some much needed power against left-handed pitching but further complicates their 1B / DH situation. Carlos Santana will likely move to DH with Chris Johnson getting playing time in the outfield. Napoli produced a dominating .954 OPS vs LHP in 2015 but struggled to just .603 OPS vs RHP. This was the fourth straight year that his OPS vs RHP has dropped (.861, .816, .703). The 34-year-old enjoyed six straight 20+ home run seasons, followed by 17, 18, 18 in the last three years. If healthy, Napoli can offer good production for a low draft pick but bear in mind that he was outscored last season by the undrafted Mark Canha and Justin Bour.

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Mike Napoli's two-run homer capped a four-run third inning for Texas and the Rangers went on to defeat Detroit 6-2 Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Napoli's only official at-bat of the game resulted in his 18th round-tripper of the season and the two RBI gave him 50 for the season.

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Mike Napoli crushed a three-run homer off of AL Cy Young candidate Dallas Keuchel as part of a six run first inning in the Rangers 14-3 blowout of Houston tonight. Napoli finished the night 2-for-3.

Fantasy Impact: It's been an "all or nothing" year for Napoli as the home run was his 17th of the year, but only upped his season RBI total to 47. Additionally, he has struggled all season at the plate as he is batting just .210 for the year.

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Mike Napoli hits a home run

Sun, Aug 23rd 5:13pm EDT
By Mitch Cox

Mike Napoli launched his 15th home run of the season, a shot over the left field fence in the Rangers 4-2 win over Detroit today.

Fantasy Impact: The recently reacquired Napoli blasted a Blaine Hardy pitch over the wall giving the Rangers an important insurance run. He finished the day 2-for-4.

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Texas manager Jeff Bannister didn't waste any time getting Mike Napoli back into the Rangers fold. The recently acquired Napoli rejoined his old club and got the start today at first base in the Rangers 11-3 win over Seattle.

Fantasy Impact: Napoli went 0-for-2 but did score a run in his return to the Rangers. Both the Rangers and Napoli are hoping that a reunion will do him good as he entered the day's action hitting just .205. However, he does have 13 home runs and 40 RBI and the Rangers need some power from the right side.

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Mike Napoli has been traded to the Rangers, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports. The teams have yet to officially announce the deal, but it sounds like the Rangers have landed the right-handed bat they've been seeking. (Source: Rob Bradford on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mike Napoli has been on a surge since the All Star break and has been salvaging a very disappointing season. Napoli should be able to take his hot hitting into Texas and could be a fantasy option if he is on your waiver wire.


Mike Napoli starting to heat up

Sat, Aug 1st 7:29am EDT
By John Aubin

Mike Napoli slugged a two-run homer, drew two walks, and scored two runs in Friday's 7-5 win over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: After a season long slump, Mike Napoli is finally coming around. In the last two weeks, Napoli is hitting .342 with three home runs and nine runs batted in. If you are a desperate for a first baseman in your fantasy league, take a look at Napoli.

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Mike Napoli homers in loss

Thu, Jul 30th 7:30am EDT
By John Aubin

Mike Napoli had a homer, an RBI double and a walk Wednesday against the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Napoli continues to hit well after a season long slump. Since the All-Star break, he has gone 12-for-36 with two homers and five doubles. If you need help at first in your fantasy league, you may want to consider Napoli.

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Mike Napoli breaking out of slump

Mon, Jul 27th 6:57am EDT
By John Aubin

Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 with two RBI an a walk in Sunday night's win over Detroit. He's 10-for-28 (.357) with five extra-base hits and five RBI since the All-Star break

Fantasy Impact: Mike Napoli has better second half numbers in his career. And so far this season seems to follow the trend. Keep an eye on Napoli to see if he can continue to hit. More than likely he is on the waiver wire and could bring depth at first base for a fantasy team.

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Mike Napoli with a HR Thursday

Fri, Jul 24th 12:20am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Mike Napoli went 3-for-4 on Thursday. He hit a solo HR and later doubled in another run.

Fantasy Impact: He is a tricky call. However, his .206 batting average makes it easy to make a case for leaving him on the wire in many leagues.

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Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with a single and a hit-by-pitch in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Napoli got his first start since Sunday as he is mired in a deep slump. Napoli needs to start hitting soon or he could lose his job. The Red Sox have been exploring other options. The rest may be what he needed to get on track.

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Mike Napoli was out of the Red Sox' lineup for the third straight game Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Napoli is really struggling at the plate and the Red Sox are hoping some extended rest will help him to get back on track. He needs to turn things around soon as he is in danger of losing his job. He can be dropped in all fantasy leagues at this point.


The Red Sox do not plan to use David Ortiz as a replacement for Mike 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. (Source: Porvidence Journal)

Fantasy Impact: Mike Napoli has been pretty much awful the whole season. Other than a few power outbursts his hitting has been terrible as he is hitting .192. It is getting to the point the Red Sox may have to make a decision on Napoli if he cannot start hitting. He is droppable in all leagues.


Manager John Farrell might give Mike 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. (Source: Boston Globe)

Fantasy Impact: Mike Napoli has been really struggling at the plate. He finished 0-for-4 with four strikeouts on Tuesday night to drop his average to .199. Other than the occasional home run, Napoli has not done much this season. First base is not a deep position this year but if you can find a better option on a waiver wire it is time to drop Napoli.


Mike Napoli hits solo home run

Thu, Jun 18th 6:22am EDT
By John Aubin

Mike Napoli hit his 10th homer of the year, which was a solo shot, and drew a walk Wednesday against the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Napoli has struggled all season at the plate and has been hovering around the Mendoza line hitting around .200 for the last couple of weeks. He has been hitting home runs but not enough to make him a value in fantasy leagues.

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Mike Napoli snapped an 0-for-18 skid with a fourth-inning single in Tuesday's win over the Braves. He later added a double and finished the day 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: In what was supposed to be a comeback year, Mike Napoli has struggled this season. The two hits yesterday put Napoli's batting average back over .200 for the season. But if his struggles continue he could be in danger of losing his job. Until Napoli can show some consistency he is droppable in all leagues.

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Mike Napoli sits again on Sunday

Sun, Jun 14th 10:06pm EDT
By John Aubin

Mike Napoli is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. (Source: Pete Abraham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mike Napoli has been given two days off in a row as he is slumping starting off the month of June. So far this month he is just 7-for-41 (.171 average) with 16 strikeouts.


Mike Napoli has a big weekend

Mon, May 25th 6:13am EDT
By John Aubin

Mike Napoli had two hits, a walk and four RBI in Sunday's win over the Angels. He homered for the third straight game.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Napoli has broken out of his season long slump and in the last seven games he has hit five home runs and and hit 9-for-21. Napoli has been dropped in many leagues due to his poor start. It may be a good time to pick him up as this could be the start of the season everyone expected from Napoli.

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Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer and walked twice in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Napoli has been trying to break out of his season long slump. Sunday could be the day he starts his break out that many thought he would have this year. Napoli has reached safely in the last five games he has played and has moved his average up to .172 for the year.

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Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with a 3-run HR yesterday in a loss vs the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Napoli has had his fantasy owners puzzled with his early struggles at the plate. He's only batting .167 so far this year with 2 HRS and 7 RBI. The HR he hit yesterday could be a sign of him breaking out of his beginning of the season slump, so look for him to start producing the way he was projected to in this potent Red Sox lineup.

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Mike Napoli hit a two-run home run off of Wei-Yin Chen in Saturday's extra-innings loss to the Orioles. Napoli went 3 for 4 in the game to raise his average to .183.

Fantasy Impact: Big things were expected of Mike Napoli coming into the season. He is the healthiest he's been in years. And being in the middle of a stacked lineup gives him protection and plenty of chances to drive in runs. But Napoli has been ice cold as his stats show. This could be the start of a hitting streak so keep an eye on Napoli if he is on your waiver wire.

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Mike Napoli went 2-for-3 with a RBI double and a walk Wednesday night in a 7-5 loss to the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Napoli has struggled early on this season, batting under .200 so far has fantasy owners baffled after his impressive Spring Training numbers.He seems to be breaking out of his mini-slump with a 2-for-3 outing. Even though, the hits haven't fallen in for him yet Napoli has drawn 10 walks so he has value if your league has OBP as a stat category.

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Mike Napoli will not be in the starting lineup when Boston opens its season in Philadelphia on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Playing the Phillies in their home park means no DH for the Red Sox. That means a move of David Ortiz to first base and Mike Napoli sits. Napoli will not play much in the series and should be benched if you own him. Once Boston gets on their normal schedule, Napoli should be the regular first baseman with Ortiz as DH.


Mike Napoli hit his 4th home run of the spring on a broken bat fly ball over the Ft. Myers Monster. On the day he went 2 for 2 with a walk and is now batting .433 for Spring Training.

Fantasy Impact: With off-season sleep apnea surgery now in his rearview mirror, Napoli has gotten off on the right foot in Spring Training. Napoli has the potential to put up some very solid counting stats hitting down in a loaded Red Sox lineup. You may not want to count on him as your starting 1B, but you could steal him in a draft (ADP ~260) and use him as your CI with good results.

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Mike Napoli finished his day against Tampa Bay going 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs and a KO. All his production came by way of a 3rd inning home run against Ray's starter Nathan Karns.

Fantasy Impact: Coming off of off-season sleep apnea surgery, Napoli is now hitting .370 for the spring with 3 HRs. Always a streaky hitter, Napoli still figures to see regular time at first base for Boston although most projection systems have him seeing just a hair under 500 ABs. This is a realistic expectation since the Red Sox are very meticulous when managing Napoli's work load and have plenty of other options at 1B. That being said, Napoli could still deliver 20 or so HRs with nearly 80 RBIs in a stacked Boston lineup.

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Mike Napoli returned to action Thursday after missing a week with an ankle injury. He went 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Napoli is having a good spring training and In 23 spring at-bats, Napoli is hitting .391. He is currently being drafted towards the end of fantasy drafts right now with his average ADP at 260. Napoli could be a good pickup if you need some power of the bench or depth at first base.

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Mike Napoli will be out for a few days with a sore right ankle. The first baseman described it as “nothing serious.” (Source: Boston Herald)

Fantasy Impact: Hopefully this injury is nothing serious like Mike Napoli says. Napoli has secured the starting first base job this season for Boston. He has a chance to have a strong year being healthy and hitting in a strong lineup. He is currently going at the end of the fantasy drafts and in some cases not being drafted at all. He is a good pickup for someone needing some power in their lineup as they get in the later rounds.

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Following offseason sleep apnea surgery, Mike Napoli has been dreaming for the 1st time in 8 years. (Source: NESN)

Fantasy Impact: The fact the Mike Napoli has carved himself out a nice MLB career without getting a good nights sleep is impressive in and of itself. He's always been a streaky hitter and that's unlikely to change, but you have to figure that sleeping better can only help the 33 year old entering a contract year. Napoli is also projected to hit down the in Red Sox order where he has seen the most success in his career.

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Mike Napoli is entering his 9th season in the MLB and his 3rd with the Red Sox. Only playing in 119 games last year for the Sox, Napoli will look to have a bounce back year in '15.

Fantasy Impact: As Mike Napoli enters his 3rd season with the Red Sox he will look to rebound from a lack luster season in '14. Napoli only had 55 RBI in '14 down from the previous years 92. Napoli projects to hit 7th in a very potent and balanced line-up for the Red Sox in '15. Napoli should see a lot of people on base hitting out of the 7 hole and should come around 80 RBI range for the Red Sox.