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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

Red Sox | Mike Napoli unlikely to return

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:36:37 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli, who will be eligible for free agency at the end of the season, is not expected to be brought back next year. The team could trade him if they fall out of contention.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is batting .193 with a .280 slugging percentage and a .318 slugging percentage, so you can see why the Red Sox don't have interest in keeping him around beyond 2015. He should be avoided in FantasyScore and there is no reason to keep him rostered in other fantasy formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Providence Journal - Brian MacPherson

Red Sox | Mike Napoli benched Wednesday

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:15:56 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 24. OF Brock Holt is starting at first base and is hitting second against Baltimore Orioles SP Bud Norris.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) needs to be avoided everywhere for the time being, as he's hitting .179 (12-for-67) with two home runs and seven RBI in June to drop his season average under .200. Holt ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has been extremely valuable to fantasy owners for his production and multi-positional eligibility. He makes for a fine value play against Norris tonight, as he has a .312/.391/.478 slash line with both of his home runs against righties.

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Red Sox | Mike Napoli earns golden sombrero

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:38:04 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli was dropped to the eighth spot Tuesday, June 23, against the Baltimore Orioles. He struck out in all four plate appearances and was booed by the home faithful.

Fantasy Tip: Naps ($3,700; or 7.4% of cap) has looked like he is taking a nap at the plate lately, as his average has slipped to .199. Needless to say, unless you find a Bizarro fantasy league, there is no reason to touch him right now.

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

Red Sox | Mike Napoli dropped to No. 7

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:12:04 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (rest) returned to the lineup Monday, June 15, against the Atlanta Braves after two days off to rest. He was moved down to the seventh spot in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,700; or 7.4% of cap) was hitless in four at-bats with a strikeout, pushing his average under the Mendoza line to .196. Until he starts hitting with some consistency he is not worth using in FantasyScore.

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Red Sox | Mike Napoli expected back Monday

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 18:29:17 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli is expected in the lineup Monday, June 15, against the Atlanta Braves after sitting out the last two games.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has some power upside, but his average is down to .200, and he has no homers and just three RBI over his last nine games. He might be back in Boston's lineup Monday, but he shouldn't be in lineups at FantasyScore.

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Red Sox | Mike Napoli out of the lineup

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 10:24:52 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli is not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada Sunday, June 14. OF Brock Holt will start at first base and is batting second.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has been struggling at the plate, so he is receiving a few days off. Holt ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has at least one hit in seven of his last eight games and could be a starting option on FantasyScore.

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Red Sox | Mike Napoli out of the lineup

Sat, 13 Jun 2015 07:26:29 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli is not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey Saturday, June 13. OF Brock Holt will be the starting first baseman and is batting second.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return in the near future. Holt ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has seen regular playing time over the last several weeks and has at least one hit in six of the last seven games. He could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.

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

Red Sox | Mike Napoli's flexing his muscles

Sat, 23 May 2015 20:22:46 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBIs, two runs scored and a walk in an 8-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, May 23, and he has four home runs in his last five games.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is still hitting just .193 on the year, and he remains a boom-or-bust option at FantasyScore.

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Red Sox | Mike Napoli excels against Angels

Fri, 22 May 2015 09:43:03 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli has a slash line of .321/.439/.667 in 44 career games against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who he faces this weekend.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) may have good career numbers against the Halos, but he hasn't been on point this year (.178-4-13). He does, however, have a .571 average (4-for-7) with a home run and three RBI in his career against tonight's starter, Garrett Richards. Still, with Richards returning to his pre-injury form of 2014, Napoli looks like a weak play.

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