Latest Update Mike Napoli belts 12th home run of the season Monday Mon Jul, 21, 10:57 PM
Swings a big power bat and can also hit for a good average when he's seeing the ball well. Has some natural leadership qualities due to his catching resume earlier in his career.
Flaws: : Wasn't a very good defensive catcher, which led to a switch to first base. As a hitter, he strikes out way too much. Doesn't run well at all, which is hardly surprising.
It was a massive day for the Red Sox offense who dropped a 14-spot on the Blue Jays in Toronto. Napoli is quietly having an excellent season in spite of missing considerable time. His triple-slash currently sits at .280/.398/.462 with 12 home runs in 78 games. For those of you in OBP leagues, Napoli currently owns the fourth-highest walk-rate in baseball (16.1 percent). Analyst: Spencer Silva
While nothign has been stated, this looks to be just a match-up preference as Napoli takes a seat in favor of left-handed Mike Carp against right-hander Yordano Ventura.Analyst: Howard Bender
Napoli has now gone 4-for-7 at the plate since returning from the All-Star break as he tries to build off of a somewhat disappointing first half. Although 11 home runs is nothing to be ashamed of, the fact he has just 35 RBI to accompany his long balls is the issue. However, we all know the type of power Napoli possesses, so if he can keep making good contact in the second half, good things could be in store for his patient fantasy owners. Analyst: Matthew Beck
This appears to be a day of rest for Napoli, so there shouldn't be much thought put into this. Mike Carp will play first base and bat cleanup for the Red Sox.Analyst: David Kerr