Latest Update Mike Napoli went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in the Red Sox victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Wed Aug, 27, 12:28 AM
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 CRUSHED a home run into fifth deck of the Rogers Centre Tuesday night. The home run was his 16th of the season, and he's quietly having one of the better years of his career with the stick. As of Tuesday, he's slashing .259/.381/.441. He's got one more year with the Red Sox left on his contract. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Napoli has missed the last couple of games with a bad back, so it's nice to see him return without needing a DL stint. He's back at first base and is batting fifth in the lineupAnalyst: Howard Bender
Napoli's back is still acting up so he'll stay on the bench and rest. He might be available to pinch-hit if necessary, but only if the bench has been completely depleted. Daniel Nava will handle the work at first base Friday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Napoli continues to nurse the back injury and will sit for another game, at minimum. Consider him day-to-day. Kelly Johnson will fill in at first base for Thursday's game.Analyst: Howard Bender