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Mike Napoli | First Baseman

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/31/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mike Napoli was ejected from Sunday's game versus the Rays for arguing balls and strikes.
Home plate umpire Tripp Gibson looked to have a quick trigger, as Napoli seemed to be disputing a called strike three pretty calmly in the second inning before getting the heave-ho. It's been a nightmarish season for the first baseman, as Napoli sports an ugly .203/.304/.380 batting line. Jun 28 - 1:38 PM

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Mike Napoli was dropped to eighth in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles.

This will be his first time batting eighth as a member of the Red Sox, though it's worth noting he has a lot of history in that spot in his career. However, this is all about his lack of production. He's hitting .179 with one home run and .515 OPS over his last 16 games.
Jun 23 - 3:22 PM

Mike Napoli is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

It's his second straight day off, as Napoli is in the midst of another slump. Brock Holt is handling first base.
Jun 14 - 11:18 AM

Mike Napoli is not in the Red Sox lineup for Saturday's contest against the Blue Jays.

It's a bit of a surprise that he gets a day of rest on Saturday despite hitting .318 (7-for-22) with a homer and six RBI lifetime against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey. Brock Holt is getting the start at first base and will hit second for the Red Sox.
Jun 13 - 10:35 AM

Mike Napoli was ejected from Friday's game against the Rangers for arguing a called third strike call with home plate umpire Todd Tichenor.

Manager John Farrell came to his player's defense and was also given the gate. Before departing, Napoli had gone 0-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored.
May 29 - 10:49 PM

Mike Napoli had an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

Napoli's RBI single in the second inning was the only run the Red Sox could push across against Twins starter Mike Pelfrey. The run batted in was Napoli's 22nd on the season and his 11th in his last eight games. He's raised his average from .162 to .214 in that stretch, batting .429 (12-for-28) in those eight games.
May 27 - 1:07 AM

Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and a two-run double to finish 2-for-3 with four RBI in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Angels.

Napoli had been as cold as the dark side of the moon for most of the season, but over the last two games he has been as hot as a moon that has flown out of orbit and just hit the sun. After a solo homer on Friday and two homers on Saturday, Napoli followed up with another huge game. He smashed a two-run homer off of Hector Santiago in the second inning, then hit a deep double to score two in the eighth to finish with four RBI and two runs scored. After slugging under .300 a week ago, he's dragged his slash-line up to .203/.304/.420 and has now hit eight home runs and driven in 21. Get him in your lineups immediately if you were waiting.
May 24 - 5:06 PM

Mike Napoli hit two long homers and finished 2-for-3 with three RBI and a walk in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Angels.

Napoli absolutely owned Angels starter C.J. Wilson on Saturday, smacking a laser of a solo homer in the second inning, then uncorking a two-run moonshot in the sixth that completely cleared the Green Monster. The Red Sox are dying for some kind of offensive production and it would be a welcome sign if Napoli could find a groove. He's hitting a disappointing .193/.292/.385 with seven homers, 16 RBI and 17 runs scored over 135 at-bats.
May 23 - 10:37 PM

Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Napoli hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning before delivering an RBI single in the fifth. The occasional long ball has been about all Napoli has been good for this year -- he's hitting just .174/.275/.314 through 34 games.
May 19 - 10:46 PM

Mike Napoli is not in the Red Sox lineup Saturday.

Daniel Nava will start at first base against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. It's just a day of rest for Napoli.
May 16 - 5:06 PM

Mike Napoli walked twice and drilled a three-run home run in four plate appearances to help the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Napoli boosted his team's lead to 4-0 with his three-run home run off of R.A. Dickey in the first inning. It's only his third home run on the year, as he's had trouble gaining traction at the dish. He has also knocked in just 10 runs with a .172/.281/.313 batting line.
May 10 - 3:49 PM

Mike Napoli launched a three-run homer in a losing effort against the Yankees on Sunday night.

His towering drive off Esmil Rogers capped a three-run Red Sox uprising in the sixth inning, pulling them to within three at 8-5, though that would be as close as the score would get. Napoli finished the night 1-for-3 and also drew a walk. He has been in quite the funk offensively through the first month-plus of the season, hitting .167/.278/.295 with two homers and seven RBI.
May 4 - 12:02 AM

Mike Napoli (illness) is back in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

Napoli missed the last two contests because he was under the weather. He's batting just .169/.280/.262 in the early going this season.
Apr 29 - 2:27 PM

Mike Napoli (illness) is expected to miss another couple of days.

Napoli's illness is apparently contagious and will keep him out of the lineup for a second straight day Tuesday. Have a backup plan in mind in fantasy leagues this week.
Apr 28 - 3:36 PM

Mike Napoli (illness) is out of the starting lineup for the Red Sox for the second straight day Tuesday.

Napoli is sick and apparently needs another day to rest. Daniel Nava will make the start at first base while Brock Holt will get another start, this time in right field.
Apr 28 - 2:08 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Blake Swihart
2Sandy Leon
3Ryan Hanigan
4Christian Vazquez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
3Deven Marrero
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Alejandro De Aza
2Shane Victorino
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Justin Masterson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Junichi Tazawa
3Craig Breslow
4Alexi Ogando
5Tommy Layne
6Heath Hembree
7Robbie Ross
8Matt Barnes
9Noe Ramirez
10Anthony Varvaro
11Brandon Workman