Texas Rangers
2015 Avg.
.200
 
Career Avg.
.253
Name  Mike Napoli
Born  10/31/1981
Height  6-0
Weight  215
Number  12
Position  1B
Bats  R
Throws  R
6/28/2015 2:17:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli got himself ejected in Sunday's game versus the Rays for arguing balls and strikes.
Insight: Napoli disputed a called third strike pretty calmly, but home plate umpire Tripp Gibson was having none of it. Maybe Gibson put Napoli out of his misery as he is now 1-for-13 in his career versus Chris Archer.
 
6/28/2015 12:39:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is 1-for-12 in his career versus Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: It would be wise to sit Napoli for this matchup. Archer has been fantastic this season, and Napoli is probably having his worst season as a pro, hitting .203 with a .687 OPS.
 
6/24/2015 3:46:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has struggled in his last 16 games and will get the day off on Wednesday versus the Orioles.
Insight: Napoli is hitting just.179 with one home run and a .515 OPS in those 16 games. He is also just 2-for-15 in his career versus Bud Norris, so Napoli is getting the day off. Napoli is hitting .199 with 10 homers in 226 at-bats this year.
 
6/17/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hit a home run in the loss to the Braves on Wednesday.
Insight: It was his 10th of the year. Owners have to like that, but Napoli is hitting just .204 and his OPS is just .692. Clearly, Napoli's best days are behind him.
 
6/5/2015 1:35:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is not a good play on Friday against Oakland starter Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Napoli is just 1-for-11 (.091) with six strikeouts in their matchups.
 
5/24/2015 5:31:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli appears to be finally finding his stroke as he hit another home run and doubled versus the Angels on Sunday.
Insight: Napoli hit a pair of bombs on Saturday and one on Friday, so he has four in three games. Napoli's home run was a two-run blast, and he drove in two more on a double in the eighth. Boston won, 6-1. Napoli is 9-for-21 with five home runs in the last six games.
 
5/23/2015 11:07:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hit a pair of bombs in the, 8-3, victory over the Angels on Saturday.
Insight: His second home run gave Boston the lead for good. Napoli went 2-for-3 in the game with three RBI and two runs. He also walked. Perhaps this will get Napoli going. He is hitting just .193 with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 135 at-bats this season.
 
5/16/2015 6:02:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli getting the day off Saturday.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest for Napoli, who will likely be back in the lineup on Sunday.
 
4/29/2015 2:37:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game.
Insight: He missed the past two games with an illness, but is ready to roll for Wedesday.
 
4/27/2015 4:28:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will get the night off on Monday.
Insight: Napoli is dealing with an illness, so Boston is giving him some rest. Daniel Nava will start at first base, with Brock Nelson manning right field.
 
Cold4/25/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli was 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in the, 5-4, loss to the Orioles on Saturday.
Insight: Napoli hit the homer in the second inning off Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen. Napoli also had two singles. He is still just hitting .183 with one home run and four RBI this season.
 
Cold4/21/2015 3:49:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is 1-for-12 with seven strikeouts against Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: Napoli is off to an ectremely slow start and doesn't figure to get "healthy" in this unfavroable matchup. Expect Allen Craig to be out there and Napoli with a day off. Update: Napoli is getting the day off, but it's Daniel Nava at first.
 
Cold4/21/2015 10:53:00 AM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is 1-for-12 with seven strikeouts against Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: Napoli is off to an ectremely slow start and doesn't figure to get "healthy" in this unfavroable matchup. Expect Allen Craig to be out there and Napoli with a day off.
 
4/17/2015 11:09:00 AM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is 4-for-10 with a pair of home runs versus Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Napoli has a hit in each of his last four games after starting the season hitless in his first four. Perhaps this game will help him break loose.
 
1/26/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli had offseason surgery to deal with his sleep apnea and he hopes to be healthy for spring training.
Insight: Napoli had a good first season in Boston but his numbers fell off in 2014 to .248 with 17 HR and 55 RBI. The 33-year-old might not have many more chances, so we hope this works.
 
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.