MIKE

NAPOLI#5

FIRST BASE
Hollywood, Florida
AB
425
AVG
.193
HR
29
RBI
66
SLG
.428
OPS
.713
HEIGHT
6'1"
WEIGHT
225 lbs
AGE
36
BATS
RIGHT
DRAFTED
2000: R17
YEARS PRO
12
1d | RotoWire

News

Napoli, who is out for the season following surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee, is continuing to rehab the injury with the hope of playing in 2019, Zack Meisel of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

Impact

Napoli has regained some range of motion and strength in his leg since going under the knife in early May, but an injury of that kind of severity at his age -- he'll turn 37 in October -- could be the death knell for his career. Even before going under the knife, Napoli struggled to find work over the winter, waiting until late February before agreeing to a minor-league pact with the Indians. Napoli, who hit 29 home runs for the Rangers in 2017 but posted a weak .285 on-base percentage, acknowledges that he'll face an uphill battle in trying to resurface in the big leagues. He's used his free time this summer to mentor some of the young hitters in the Cleveland organization in preparation for a potential coaching gig if he fails to claim an MLB roster spot next spring.

Date Opp Result AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG
09/14 vs SEA L 4-10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .193 .285 .428
09/10 vs NYY L 7-16 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .194 .286 .430
09/09 vs NYY L 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .193 .287 .432
09/08 vs NYY W 11-5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .194 .287 .433
09/06 at ATL L 4-5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .290 .437
Totals: 12 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 8 .194 .287 .432
Season Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG WAR
2006 LAA 99 268 47 61 13 0 16 42 51 90 2 .228 .360 .455 2.1
2007 LAA 75 219 40 54 11 1 10 34 33 63 5 .247 .351 .443 1.4
2008 LAA 78 227 39 62 9 1 20 49 35 70 7 .273 .374 .586 2.2
2009 LAA 114 382 60 104 22 1 20 56 40 103 3 .272 .350 .492 2.1
2010 LAA 140 453 60 108 24 1 26 68 42 137 4 .238 .316 .468 2.1
2011 TEX 113 369 72 118 25 0 30 75 58 85 4 .320 .414 .631 5.4
2012 TEX 108 352 53 80 9 2 24 56 56 125 1 .227 .343 .469 1.6
2013 BOS 139 498 79 129 38 2 23 92 73 187 1 .259 .360 .482 3.9
2014 BOS 119 415 49 103 20 0 17 55 78 133 3 .248 .370 .419 2.1
2015 BOS 98 329 37 68 18 1 13 40 45 99 3 .207 .307 .386 0.7
-- TEX 35 78 9 23 2 0 5 10 12 19 0 .295 .396 .513 0.2
2016 CLE 150 557 92 133 22 1 34 101 78 194 5 .239 .335 .465 1.7
2017 TEX 124 425 60 82 11 1 29 66 49 163 1 .193 .285 .428 -0.6
Totals: 1392 4572 697 1125 224 11 267 744 650 1468 39 .246 .346 .475
Season Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
2012 TEX 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .250 .000
2013 BOS 15 46 5 10 4 0 2 7 6 21 0 .217 .308 .435
2015 TEX 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 .143 .333 .143
2016 CLE 15 52 3 9 3 0 1 3 4 21 1 .173 .232 .288
Totals: 35 108 8 20 7 0 3 11 13 47 1 .178 .281 .289