Latest Update Napoli (finger) has returned to the Red Sox lineup on Wednesday. Wed Jul, 30, 03:32 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.
Napoli is actually replacing David Ortiz as the DH on Wednesday. His finger has been a recurring issue for him all year, but things seem to have subsided lately and he is at least able to swing a bat. How well he swings it is yet to be determined.Analyst: Howard Bender
Ah, that same finger issue again for Napoli. A day or two off should help things subside, but should return shortly thereafter. Mike Carp will handle the work at first base once again.Analyst: Howard Bender
Napoli is 1-for-6 with three strikeouts so far in this series against Tampa Bay, so between that and the fact that he's played in six-straight games, he'll get the day off. He could be used as a bat off the bench, but Mike Carp will handle the work at first.Analyst: Howard Bender
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