|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||490.00||25.00||.245||88.00||77.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Baltimore||59||9||2|| .242|| .288|| .153|
|vs Gausman (Career)||4||1||0|| .500||.250||.250|
|vs RHP||305||70||13|| .339|| .400|| .230|
|Last 10 Games|
|David Ortiz, Mike Napoli return to lineup Saturday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/13/14) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and first baseman Mike Napoli returned to the lineup Saturday after missing Friday's game against the Royals. Ortiz was held out Friday with a foot injury, while Napoli has dealt with injuries to his finger and toe.
|Mike Napoli, David Ortiz both plagued by injuries Friday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/12/14) The Red Sox will hold first baseman Mike Napoli and designated hitter David Ortiz out of the lineup Friday against the Royals due to injuries, the Boston Globe reports. Napoli is nursing injuries to his finger and toe, while Ortiz has been plagued by a foot injury. Both players remain day to day moving forward.
|Mike Napoli returns to lineup |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(9/8/14) After missing Sunday's game with nausea, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli returned to the lineup Monday against the Orioles, bumping Allen Craig to the bench. He'll look to pick up where he left off before the illness, batting .400 (6 for 15) with a home run in five September games.
|Mike Napoli out of lineup with illness |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(9/7/14) Mike Napoli was not in the Red Sox's starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays. He exited Saturday's contest early with nausea.
Allen Craig got the nod at first base in Napoli's absence.
|Mike Napoli blew past preseason concerns about his hip to play 139 games for the Red Sox in 2013. He hit .259 (his exact career average, with 23 home runs and an .842 OPS. His 92 RBI were a career high, as were his 38 doubles and 73 walks. Last season was the first in which Napoli didn't catch a game, which means he will only be eligible at first base in 2014. This has a dual effect -- the lack of wear on Napoli keeps him healthy enough to play 140-150 games, but his Fantasy value takes a hit because his owners can no longer plug him in at catcher; he's available only at a very deep position, where a .259 average and 23 home runs is more the rule than the exception. Napoli is a solid late-round pick, with batting average and power upside, but without catcher eligibility, he becomes a far less exciting asset.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/20/14||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Chris Tillman|
|9/21/14||@ BAL||1:35 pm||Miguel Gonzalez|
|9/23/14||TB||7:10 pm||Jake Odorizzi|
|9/24/14||TB||7:10 pm||Alex Cobb|
|9/25/14||TB||7:10 pm||Jeremy Hellickson|
|9/26/14||NYY||7:10 pm||Chris Capuano|
|9/27/14||NYY||1:05 pm||Masahiro Tanaka|