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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 had an RBI double and a solo homer Monday in the Indians' ALCS Game 3 victory over the Blue Jays.
Napoli entered the night having gone hitless in his last 25 at-bats against right-handed pitching dating back to the regular season, but he got to Marcus Stroman with a two-bagger in the first inning and then hit a long homer against him in the fourth. The first baseman became the fifth player in baseball history to go deep for four different teams in the postseason. Oct 17 - 11:47 PM

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Jon Heyman of reports that the Indians want to re-sign impending free agent Mike Napoli.

Napoli has proved to be one of the best free agent bargains of last winter by batting .242/.338/.473 with 34 homers and 101 RBI in 2016. Heyman says that the slugger, not surprisingly, wants a multi-year contract this offseason. He also notes that the Indians "may need to go far in the postseason" in order to be able to afford to make Napoli a qualifying offer. Of course, Napoli would probably turn it down, anyway. He'll turn 35 in a month.
Sep 30 - 9:04 AM

Mike Napoli homered and drove home four runs on Friday, powering the Indians to an 11-4 victory over the Tigers.

Napoli got the Tribe on the board early with a two-run double in the first inning. He increased that advantage with a towering two-run blast off of Michael Fulmer in the fifth. The veteran slugger also singled and doubled, finishing the night 3-for-4. He has been a force in the middle of the Indians lineup this season, slashing .251/.344/.496 with 34 homers and 98 RBI.
Sep 16 - 10:57 PM

Mike Napoli only got one hit in five chances but he made it count by launching a two-run bomb versus the Astros on Wednesday.

The fifth-inning blast was a key blow in the Tribe's one-run victory. The aging former catcher is having a nice bounceback season. He has a .253 batting average with 31 home runs, 92 RBI and 83 runs scored. All of those stats except the batting average are career highs and he still has a month left to build on them.
Sep 7 - 11:10 PM

Mike Napoli hit his 30th homer Monday in a losing cause against the Astros.

He's matched his career high in homers established in 2011. He's three RBI away from overtaking his career high of 92 from 2013. He already has a new career high in runs scored, at 82. It's all pretty unexpected after his rather dismal 2015.
Sep 5 - 11:12 PM

Mike Napoli is not in the Indians starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Marlins.

Nothing more than a regular day of rest for the Indians slugger, and in a difficult assignment against Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez. Coco Crisp is taking his place in the lineup and batting leadoff for the Tribe on Saturday.
Sep 3 - 3:26 PM

Mike Napoli finished 4-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and three runs scored in the Indians' 14-4 drubbing of the Angels on Thursday.

Napoli belted a three-run home run in the fifth inning of the beatdown, his 29th dinger of the year. That's good for fourth-best in the American League, as are his 83 RBI. All in all it's been a heck of a bounceback year for the 34-year-old, who also has 75 runs scored to go with a .261/.346/.531 line. He's going to win a lot of owners fantasy titles this year.
Aug 12 - 12:06 AM

Mike Napoli is out of the Indians' lineup Tuesday.

Carlos Santana is starting at first base and batting leadoff in the night game at Nationals Park.
Aug 9 - 4:01 PM

Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 and powered a solo home run but the Indians lost on Wednesday.

He has now homered in five straight ballgames. It was his 27th home run of the season, putting him on pace for 42 home runs (and 119 RBI). He should easily break his career high of 30 longballs set way back in 2011.
Aug 3 - 11:13 PM

Mike Napoli launched a two-run homer in Monday's loss to the Twins.

It was a longball that didn't mean much on the scoreboard, as it cut the Indians' deficit to 12-5 in the eighth inning. Still, Napoli will take it. The first baseman now has 25 dingers in what has been a fine bounce-back campaign. He's gone deep in three straight contests.
Aug 1 - 10:37 PM

Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the A's.

Napoli's two-run home run off Sonny Gray in the third inning capped off a five-run rally. It put the Indians ahead 5-0, more than enough to back a lights-out Corey Kluber. Napoli's crew would go on to win 8-0, improving to 60-42 in the process. Toss in the team's trade for Andrew Miller and it was a nice little Sunday for the AL Central leaders. Veteran slugger Napoli has been a key piece to that and is slashing .247/.331/.493 with 24 homers and 72 RBI over 365 at-bats. He has always been capable of this kind of power production when healthy. His career-best homer season came when he swatted 30 of them with the Rangers in 2011. That mark may well fall when all is said and done here.
Jul 31 - 6:41 PM

Mike Napoli went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run as the Indians doubled up the Athletics 6-3 on Saturday.

His 23 homers are eighth-most in the American League, and he's sixth in the league with 70 RBI. It's the fifth time in his career that he's reached the 23-homer mark, and the first time since 2013. Napoli is hitting .246/.329/.486 in 95 games this year.
Jul 30 - 11:30 PM

Mike Napoli went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and three runs scored in Friday’s 5-2 win over the Twins.

Napoli’s surprising resurgence continues. The veteran slugger is now sitting on 19 homers on the year, which surpasses his total from all of last season. If he can stay healthy, he has a good chance at his highest home run total since 2011.
Jul 15 - 11:34 PM

Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and later added an RBI single in the Indians' win on Friday.

He went 2-for-3 with a walk in the game. He is now hitting .241 with 18 home runs and 60 RBI. The Indians are giving Napoli everyday playing time and it is paying off handsomely for both them and his fantasy owners.
Jul 8 - 10:12 PM

Mike Napoli collected a two-run homer, a double and a walk as the Indians topped the Tigers 5-3 on Monday.

Napoli has fanned a whopping 114 times already, but he's given the Indians the production they were hoping for at first base; he's batting .237/.308/.464 with 17 homers and 55 RBI in 76 games.
Jul 5 - 1:46 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
4Adam Moore
1B1Mike Napoli
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
LF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Michael Martinez
4Michael Brantley
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Rajai Davis
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Coco Crisp
3Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Dan Otero
7Ryan Merritt
8Joseph Colon
9Cody Anderson
10Kyle Crockett
11Shawn Armstrong
12Austin Adams
13Perci Garner
14Adam Plutko