Texas Rangers
2014 Avg.
.269
 
Career Avg.
.260
Name  Mike Napoli
Born  10/31/1981
Height  6-0
Weight  215
Number  12
Position  1B
Bats  R
Throws  R
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.
 
Hot6/28/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli hit a go-ahead opposite field solo homer off Masahiro Tanaka in the top of the ninth inning Saturday night.
Insight: Napoli has homered four times in his past nine games and walked five times in his last six. He's hitting .275 with 10 homers, 31 RBI and an .850 OPS this season.
 
6/25/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli is getting the night off Wednesday against the Mariners. SOURCE: Jamie Erdahl, NESN
Insight: The Red Sox are off Thursday so Napoli (.278, 9 HR, 30 RBI) will have two days to rest up before the team heads to New York on Friday. Brock Holt (.320, 2 HR, 17 RBI) will fill in at first base.
 
Hot6/24/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli went 2-for-3 with a double and a homer Monday at Seattle.
Insight: Napoli had terrible career numbers against Felix Hernandez prior to the game, but he had both of his hits off the right-hander and has homered in three of the past six games.
 
6/22/2014 7:37:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hit his eighth homer of the season Sunday at Oakland.
Insight: Napoli is on pace for 17 home runs and 62 RBI after hitting 23 homers and driving in 92 runs last year. He no longer has catcher eligibility so his fantasy value isn't great in standard leagues.
 
6/18/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli won the game with a walkoff homer Wednesday against the Twins.
Insight: This may have been Boston's most thrilling victory of the season as David Ortiz and Napoli homered in consecutive at bats to win in the tenth. The Red Sox had managed just one hit in the previous nine innings. Napoli (.268, 7 HR, 27 RBI) doesn't have as much fantasy value now that he only plays first base.
 
6/8/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has been activated from the disabled list and is back in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against Detroit. SOURCE: Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe
Insight: Napoli (.260, 5 HR, 22 RBI) missed the minimum 15 days with a sprained ring finger. Outfielder Alex Hassan (.143, 0 HR, 0 RBI) was sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket in the corresponding roster move.
 
6/1/2014 12:00:00 PM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli (finger) is expected to come off the disabled list next Sunday, the first day he's eligible for activation, according to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald.
Insight: Napoli dislocated his left ring finger on a head first slide into second base on April 15. He played through the injury for 29 games but hit just .238 with 30 Ks and two homers before finally going on the DL.
 
5/25/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: Boston has placed first baseman Mike Napoli on the 15-day DL with a sprained finger. SOURCE: Scott Lauber, Boston Herald
Insight: This has been a nightmare week for the Red Sox with nine straight losses and three players going on the disabled list (Felix Doubront, Shane Victorino and now Napoli). Mike Carp (.246, 0 HR, 5 RBI) and Daniel Nava (.145, 2 HR, 3 RBI) are likely to split time at first base during his absence. Brandon Workman was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket in the corresponding roster move.
 
5/24/2014 3:28:00 PM
Description: Boston will be without first baseman Mike Napoli Saturday against Tampa Bay. SOURCE: Tim Britton, Providence Journal
Insight: It's Napoli's third absence in the last four games. Apparently Napoli's finger injury flared up and he's not expected back in the lineup until Tuesday at the earliest. That means we'll be seeing a lot of Mike Carp (.268, 0 HR, 4 RBI) at first base over the next few days.
 
5/23/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli is back after missing two games with the flu. SOURCE: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times
Insight: It's been a tough month for Napoli (.200 AVG, no homers) and an even tougher one for the Red Sox. A loss Friday would be the team's eighth consecutive defeat. Despite their recent poor play, the Red Sox are still just four games out of the Wild Card.
 
5/22/2014 1:02:00 PM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli is not in Thursday's lineup due to flu-like symptoms, according to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal.
Insight: Napoli has hit .200 with zero homers in May but owns a .389 OBP because of 17 walks. He's hoping to be back in the lineup Friday. Mike Carp (.275, 0 HR, 3 RBI) will get another start at first base on Thursday.
 
5/21/2014 5:36:00 PM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli is not in the lineup Wednesday due to flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Napoli has hit .200 with zero homers in May but reached base at a .389 clip due to 17 walks. He should be back in the lineup Thursday or Friday. Mike Carp is starting at first base Wednesday.
 
5/15/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Boston 1B Mike Napoli is 5-for-9 (.556) with two homers and six RBI against Minnesota right-hander Phil Hughes.
Insight: Napoli (.265, 5 HR, 22 RBI) has been consistent in his year plus in Boston, batting in the .260 with an OPS averaging .843.
 
5/4/2014 12:58:00 PM
Description: Boston 1B Mike Napoli is getting a day off Sunday against Oakland. SOURCE: Pete Abraham, Boston Globe
Insight: Napoli (.290, 5 HR, 17 RBI) has had a quiet series, going 1-for-6 with three strikeouts and three walks. Mike Carp (.226, 0 HR, 2 RBI) will get the start at first base.
 
4/26/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is 2-for-16 (.125) against Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow.
Insight: This might be a good day to sit him and let Mike Carp get a few at-bats. Napoli is off to a solid start, batting .307 with five homers, 15 RBI and a .947 OPS. Update - Napoli is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
 
4/26/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is 2-for-16 (.125) againsy Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow.
Insight: This might be a good day to sit him and let Mike Carp get a few at-bats. Napoli is off to a solid start, batting .307 with five homers, 15 RBI and a .947 OPS.