1B - FA
Mike Napoli signed a minor-league deal with the Indians on Tuesday which includes an invitation to spring training, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Napoli is coming off a season where he hit just .193. If the 36-year-old slugger does make the team he will be just in a bench role and does not offer much fantasy value.
Mike Napoli signed a minor league deal with the Indians on Tuesday. Jordan Bastian was the first to report.
While Napoli enjoyed fantasy relevance in his heyday, he is merely a depth option unless someone on the big league team gets injured or traded. Based on this signing, Napoli is not draftable.
According to Dallas Morning News reporter Gerry Fraley, the Mets would be interested in signing the 1st baseman, who has ties with Mets manager Mickey Callaway. Callaway was the former pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians.
The Mets are not alone in their pursuit of Napoli. The Minnesota Twins are also keen in signing the power hitting 1st baseman. As a right handed batter, Napoli hit .193 with 29 home runs last season.
Mike Napoli is not in the Rangers' lineup Friday against the Athletics.
Napoli appears to be done for the rest of the season, so he'll finish with a .193 AVG and 29 home runs over 485 PAs.
Mike Napoli went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo homer in Tuesday's 10-4 win over Miami.
Napoli continues to hit for power but his struggles with his batting average continue. Over the last seven games, the 35-year-old first baseman has two home runs but is hitting just .240. Napoli is not worth owning in anything but deeper leagues by fantasy owners needing power numbers.