Latest Update Napoli (finger) is back in the lineup Saturday Sat Sep, 13, 03:18 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.
In addition to the finger issue, he also rested his toe on Friday. A day off was sufficient to get him back in the lineup Saturday.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
While this is the second time in three games that Napoli is sitting, it's simply because manager John Farrell is resting his veterans and giving the other guys more opportunity. Allen Craig will handle the work at first base Friday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Napoli returned to the lineup Monday after dealing with an illness and played the last two games. However, manager John Farrell discussed resting him more, so it looks like he'll start with Wednesday's match-up against Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen, against whom Napoli is 3-for-17 (.176) for his career. Allen Craig is playing first base Wednesday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Napoli left Saturday's game with an illness. He was said to be feeling nauseous and lightheaded. Consider him day-to-day, but it shouldn't be anything major.Analyst: Howard Bender