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Mike Napoli | First Baseman | #26

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/31/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 17 (0) / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Napoli went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored against the Rays on Tuesday.
The steal was the third of the year for the speedster, who hasn't stolen more than three in a season since 2011. Napoli is batting just .237 with a .309 on-base percentage, but he's found ways to contribute on a regular basis in his first year with the Tribe. The 34-year-old has 15 home runs on the year, and his 49 RBI are sixth-most among American Leaguers. Jun 21 - 10:12 PM

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Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Royals.

Napoli had a couple singles and scored two runs before he came to bat in a tied game in the ninth. The 34-year-old lifted a sacrifice fly to bring home Francisco Lindor for the walkoff win. Napoli won't hit for a high average but he's now got at least one hit in nine of his last 10 games to raise his overall line to .235/.304/.487.
Jun 2 - 11:30 PM

Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

Napoli unloaded for a two-run home run off Chris Tillman in the fourth inning. The tater was his 10th of the season. In addition to the 10 long balls, he has driven in 35 runs while hitting to a .233/.305/.471 triple-slash across 172 at-bats. So long as the veteran slugger can stay healthy, the power and RBI production should be there all season.
May 29 - 4:40 PM

Mike Napoli clubbed his ninth home run of the season on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Indians past the visiting Orioles.

Napoli tagged O's starter Mike Wright with a solo shot in the fourth inning, pulling the Tribe to within a run at 3-2. He finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .232/.304/.463 with nine long balls and 31 RBI on the season.
May 27 - 11:12 PM

Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple, a stolen base and a run scored against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Napoli, not the fleetest of foot, ripped one into the gap in the third inning, and he still required Austin Jackson to flat out miss the ball, Melky Cabrera to kick it around and Tyler Saladino to drop the relay just to make it safely into third base. He was obviously feeling pretty good about himself, because Napoli then proceeded to steal his first base of the season in the ninth inning. He's better known for his run production, which he's done well this season, mashing eight homers with 30 RBI and 26 runs scored in 40 games.
May 24 - 11:23 PM

Mike Napoli socked a solo homer, drew a walk, and knocked in two runs Monday against the White Sox.

Giancarlo Stanton’s struggles have been getting most of the attention recently, but Napoli was 0-for-19 with 11 strikeouts over his previous four games. The 34-year-old is now up to eight home runs and 28 RBI on the year, though he’s batting just .222 with a .292 on-base percentage. At the pace he’s whiffing, we don’t see the batting average going up.
May 23 - 8:48 PM

Mike Napoli is not in the Indians' lineup Thursday against the Reds.

It's Napoli's first day off since May 1. He's swung a hot bat recently, raising his average from .225 to .241 over his last nine games. Carlos Santana will fill in at first base and hit cleanup on Thursday night.
May 19 - 4:27 PM

Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored Tuesday against the Astros.

Napoli's run-scoring double in the eighth inning capped the scoring in the game. The first baseman has been quietly productive for the Tribe this season, batting .236/.302/.472 with six homers, 21 RBI and 18 runs scored. He's batted cleanup in more than half of his 28 games.
May 10 - 10:57 PM

Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Napoli had been experiencing mild neck stiffness at the end of April and into early May, but it appears he is past that issue. On Sunday, he hit his sixth homer of the young season, tagging an Edinson Volquez offering for a fourth-inning solo dinger. He hit 18 combined homers between the Red Sox and Rangers last season and could surpass that mark if he can stay healthy this time around.
May 8 - 6:15 PM

Mike Napoli (neck) had a double, a walk, and two RBI in his return to action Tuesday.

The veteran first baseman had been sidelined for a few days in a row because of some mild stiffness in his neck. It was clearly no big deal. Napoli, 34, is batting .210/.273/.420 with 13 RBI in 21 games this season.
May 4 - 8:54 AM

Mike Napoli (neck) remained out of the Indians' lineup Sunday.

He's sat out the last two contests with a stiff neck. Napoli should be fine in a day or two. Carlos Santana is filling in at first base. The Indians are also resting Michael Brantley and Juan Uribe on Sunday, as Rajai Davis is in left field and Jose Ramirez is at third base.

Mike Napoli (neck) is not in the Indians' lineup Saturday against the Phillies.

He's out with a stiff neck. Napoli has already slugged four homers this year but he also has 33 strikeouts in only 78 at-bats. Carlos Santana will make his fourth start at first base.
Apr 30 - 5:34 PM

Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Mets.

Napoli notched RBI singles in the sixth and seventh innings to help the cause. Somewhat quietly, the 34-year-old now has a nine-game hitting streak going, with two homers, three doubles, six RBI and eight runs scored in that span. He's hitting .286/.342/.543 overall.
Apr 16 - 8:26 PM

Mike Napoli went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.

While Napoli is hitting a strong .367 (18-for-46) with four homers this spring, buyer beware. The usual caveats apply for the veteran slugger in fantasy drafts. Napoli has played in more than 120 games just twice in the past two seasons and has failed to hit the 20-homer mark in either 2014 or 2015. Add on a lifeless batting average, just for good measure. Buyer beware, indeed.
Mar 30 - 7:22 PM

Mike Napoli was scratched from the Indians' Cactus League lineup Monday with the flu.

It shouldn't keep him out for more than a day or two. Napoli is 14-for-30 with three home runs and 11 RBI through 12 games this spring in the Cactus League.
Mar 21 - 2:41 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
3Michael Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Abraham Almonte
3Tyler Naquin
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Tom Gorzelanny