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Mike Napoli
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Team: ClevelandHt / Wt: 6-1 / 225 NFBC ADP: 371.73
Position: 1BBorn: 10/31/1981 Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 17th Round by Angels (2000)

Latest News
Dec. 16 11:54 AM PT12:54 PM MT1:54 PM CT2:54 PM ET14:54 ET19:54 GMT3:54 12:54 PM MST2:54 PM EST3:24 PM VEN23:54 UAE1:54 PM CT-A person familiar with the deal says the Indians have an agreement with Napoli on a $7 million, one-year contract.
Analysis: The Indians have long sought a right-handed power hitter and Napoli might be able to fill that void. The 34-year-old has it 204 career homers. He can play first base, catch in a pinch and the Indians can use him as a designated hitter along with Carlos Santana.
Sep. 17 1:18 PM PT2:18 PM MT3:18 PM CT4:18 PM ET16:18 ET20:18 GMT4:18 1:18 PM MST3:18 PM EST3:48 PM VEN0:18 UAE (+1)3:18 PM CT-Napoli went deep along with his first career outfield assist and the Rangers extended their division lead over the Houston Astros with a 14-3 victory Wednesday night.
Analysis: Napoli is hitting .294 with Texas after stinking it up with Boston.
Aug. 24 1:12 PM PT2:12 PM MT3:12 PM CT4:12 PM ET16:12 ET20:12 GMT4:12 1:12 PM MST3:12 PM EST3:42 PM VEN0:12 UAE (+1)3:12 PM CT-Napoli was 2 for 4 on Sunday.
Analysis: Napoli is a noted fantasy bust who started his season with Boston and could be headed to the playoffs with Texas.
Aug. 7 6:05 PM PT7:05 PM MT8:05 PM CT9:05 PM ET21:05 ET1:05 GMT9:05 6:05 PM MST8:05 PM EST8:35 PM VEN5:05 UAE (+1)8:05 PM CT-Napoli is headed back to the Texas Rangers. The first baseman was traded Friday by the Red Sox to the Rangers for a player to be named or cash. Boston also sends money to Texas as part of the deal, which came a week after baseball's deadline for trading players without placing them on waivers.
Analysis: Minutes before the first pitch of Boston's game against the Detroit Tigers on Friday night, Napoli was removed from the lineup. The fantasy flop batted .207 with 13 homers and 40 RBIs in 98 games for the last-place Red Sox this year and can become a free agent after the season.
June 14 11:52 AM PT12:52 PM MT1:52 PM CT2:52 PM ET14:52 ET18:52 GMT2:52 11:52 AM MST1:52 PM EST2:22 PM VEN22:52 UAE1:52 PM CT-Napoli has struggled at the plate, hitting .200 with nine homers and 26 RBIs.
Analysis: The fantasy bum was rested Saturday and is not in the lineup Sunday.
June 7 11:55 AM PT12:55 PM MT1:55 PM CT2:55 PM ET14:55 ET18:55 GMT2:55 11:55 AM MST1:55 PM EST2:25 PM VEN22:55 UAE1:55 PM CT-Napoli was 2 for 3 on Saturday.
Analysis: Napoli leads the BoSox with 28 walks so don't be fooled by his pathetic .217 average - he still has fantasy potential.
June 5 2:21 PM PT3:21 PM MT4:21 PM CT5:21 PM ET17:21 ET21:21 GMT5:21 2:21 PM MST4:21 PM EST4:51 PM VEN1:21 UAE (+1)4:21 PM CT-Napoli was 2 for 4 on Thursday.
Analysis: Napoli looks like a veteran who is past his prime.
May 25 1:02 PM PT2:02 PM MT3:02 PM CT4:02 PM ET16:02 ET20:02 GMT4:02 1:02 PM MST3:02 PM EST3:32 PM VEN0:02 UAE (+1)3:02 PM CT-Napoli hit his fourth home run in three games and eighth of the season Sunday against the Angels.
Analysis: Napoli's bat has come to life - he's hitting .293 with six home runs and 14 RBIs over his last 12 games.
May 24 4:47 PM PT5:47 PM MT6:47 PM CT7:47 PM ET19:47 ET23:47 GMT7:47 4:47 PM MST6:47 PM EST7:17 PM VEN3:47 UAE (+1)6:47 PM CT-Napoli homered twice in Saturday's win over the Angels.
Analysis: Napoli has homered three times in two games and could be on the verge of finally jumping over .200 for the season. He's batting a season-best .193.
May 21 11:57 AM PT12:57 PM MT1:57 PM CT2:57 PM ET14:57 ET18:57 GMT2:57 11:57 AM MST1:57 PM EST2:27 PM VEN22:57 UAE1:57 PM CT-Napoli is showing signs of breaking out of his season-long funk. He went 2 for 4 in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Texas.
Analysis: Napoli is 4 for 8 with a home run in the first two games against the Rangers after entering the series with a .162 average.

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