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Red Sox | Mike Napoli in Game 1 lineup

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:41:13 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli will start at first base against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago in the first game of a doubleheader Monday, July 20, and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has struggled over the past few months and is hitting only .103 this month. Napoli has not recorded a RBI in his last 19 games and should not be a starting option on FantasyScore.

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Red Sox | Mike Napoli batting seventh

Sun, 19 Jul 2015 13:47:47 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli will bat seventh against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago Sunday, July 19.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) is only hitting .103 in 29 at-bats this month and is 1-for-6 versus Santiago with a home run and three RBIs. He shouldn't be on the radar of any FantasyScore owner for the foreseeable future.

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Red Sox | Mike Napoli to start Friday

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:42:39 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli will start at first base Friday, July 17, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, according to manager John Farrell.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) is hitting just .193, and he was given several days off prior to the All-Star break. His numbers against starter C.J. Wilson ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) don't suggest a breakout performance Friday, and Napoli could find himself losing more playing time if he doesn't pick up the pace.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Mike Napoli back in lineup

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:51:40 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli is back in the starting lineup and hitting seventh against New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda Friday, July 10. Napoli had been benched the last three games after hitting .192 on the season with just one hit in 17 at-bats this month (.059). He's hitting .138 (11-for-80) with four doubles, a home run and six RBI since June 6. The Red Sox could use 1B David Ortiz at first base again Sunday, July 12. Napoli has a .634 slugging percentage against the Yankees since joining Boston.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) definitely shouldn't be on your daily radar during his horrific slump, regardless of how well he's performed against the Yankees in the past.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes

Red Sox | Mike Napoli not being passed over

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:56:34 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli is expected to return to the starting lineup before the All-Star break, according to manager John Farrell. "I think it's important to note that we're not turning from Mike," Farrell said. "Nap has been big in some stretches of time here, some prolonged stretches, and right now he's on the other side of that."

Fantasy Tip: For now, Napoli ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) is likely left alone outside of cavernous mixed and AL-only formats, although, it wouldn't be surprising to see him bounce back to a degree in the second half. A speculative add and stash isn't out of the question in deep mixed leagues. Still, Napoli plays a deep position, and he might finally be falling off the cliff offensively. Keep your expectations in check.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jason Mastrodonato

Red Sox | Mike Napoli out again

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:55:46 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli is out of the starting lineup for the third straight game Wednesday, July 8. 1B David Ortiz is starting at first base and hitting cleanup against Miami Marlins SP Tom Koehler.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has only one hit in 17 at-bats in July to drop his average to .192 on the season. Stay away from him everywhere until we see signs of life. Ortiz ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) has been much better against righties (.269) than lefties (.128), and 13 of his 14 long balls have come off right-handers. This is a matchup worth trusting Ortiz at FantasyScore.

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Red Sox | Mike Napoli out Tuesday

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:07:42 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, July 7, against the Miami Marlins. 1B Travis Shaw will start at first base and hit ninth in the order against RHP Dan Haren.

Fantasy Tip: Shaw is without a hit in ten plate appearances this season, and he'll need to have some major league success before owners start investing.

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Red Sox | Mike Napoli continues to slump

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:08:08 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli was 0-for-9 with four strikeouts in the series over the weekend against the Houston Astros, and his season average is down to .192. Napoli has just one home run in his last 29 games. He had the day off Sunday, July 5.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) should be benched in traditional leagues and avoided on FantasyScore while he's enduring this bad stretch.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Tony Lee

Red Sox | David Ortiz starting at 1B

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 08:20:15 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz will be the starting first baseman against the Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Sunday, July 5. 1B Mike Napoli is not in the lineup Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Ortiz ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is receiving a rare start in the field Sunday. He has five hits, two home runs and six RBI over his last five games and could be an option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Bucs on the prowl for upgrades

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:55:41 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for upgrades at first base and for their starting rotation with the trade deadline nearing. The Pirates have been scouting the Boston Red Sox and could be interested in SP Clay Buchholz and 1B Mike Napoli. Buchholz is making $12 million in 2015 and has $13.5 million club options for the next two seasons. The Pirates also may have interest in Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Harang as a cheap addition to their bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: Buchholz ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) has shown nice improvement of late and would surely benefit from a move to the National League and to a pitcher-friendly venue. Napoli ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has 10 home runs but has been a huge disappointment otherwise, and a move to Pittsburgh would only further drop his value. Harang ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) who already has very little fantasy intrigue, would lose any value left with a move to a relief role.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel