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Indians | Two Indians sitting out

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:39:40 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli and C Yan Gomes are not in the starting lineup for the second game of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox Monday, May 23. 1B Carlos Santana will start at first base, while 2B Jason Kipnis will serve as the designated hitter. C Chris Gimenez will start at catcher and is batting eighth. 2B Michael Martinez will start at second base and is batting ninth against White Sox SP Erik Johnson.

Fantasy Tip: Gimenez has only one hit in his last at-bats and should be avoided in most leagues. Martinez went 2-for-4 in the first game of the doubleheader but is still not a great starting candidate.

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Indians | Three Indians regulars sitting

Thu, 19 May 2016 14:43:42 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli (rest), OF Marlon Byrd (rest) and C Yan Gomes (rest) are all out of the lineup Thursday, May 19. 1B Carlos Santana is batting cleanup in place of Napoli, OF Lonnie Chisenhall is in right field batting sixth replacing Byrd, and C Chris Gimenez is behind the plate with Gomes out and batting eighth versus Cincinnati Reds SP Tim Adleman.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli is only out of the lineup because it's under National League rules, so Santana will take over first base duties this evening after sitting in last night's contest. His value goes up a notch due to his power potential. Meanwhile, Chisenhall and Gimenez are both inconsistent at the plate and probably not worth deploying in daily leagues.

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Indians | Mike Napoli not in the lineup

Sun, 01 May 2016 10:57:22 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli (neck) is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez Sunday, May 1. 1B Carlos Santana will start at first base and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Santana is hitting .300 with two doubles and one RBI over the last seven days. Santana could be a starting option in some mixed leagues, but owners in daily fantasy leagues probably can find better starting candidates.

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Indians | Mike Napoli out Thursday

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:42:17 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli is out of the lineup Thursday, April 21, with OF Marlon Byrd hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Byrd is 6-for-14 (.429) with a homer the last seven days. He's a decent low-end flyer in DFS against Nathan Karns.

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Indians | Mike Napoli out sick

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:10:49 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli (illness) was sent home from spring camp sick Monday, March 21.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli is now 34 and showed another year of steady decline. His career-low batting average (.224) shows he's not making as much hard contact, which will hurt his overall power numbers. Struggles against right-handers could limit his playing time, too. He's not a very attractive fantasy commodity any longer but remains worth a look in the later rounds if you're in need of some pop.

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Indians | Mike Napoli may hit cleanup

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 10:42:44 -0800

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli is a possibility to hit cleanup this year.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli is in full decline at age 34, and he's now in a less attractive hitting environment on top of it. Not only does he strike out a ton, but his batting average is no guarantee to rebound, and his home run rates have been dropping. He's nothing more than a late-round power stab as a corner infielder in deep mixed affairs.

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Indians | Carlos Santana won't be full-time DH

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 16:04:01 -0800

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana will not be the club's full-time designated hitter this year with 1B Mike Napoli in the fold, according to manager Terry Francona. Santana has voiced his distaste for the DH role in the past, but Napoli is a superior first baseman and is ahead of Santana on the depth chart at the position. Francona said Santana will still see innings at first base, and he could see limited time at third base, too. The Indians could try him in left field, but Santana has only logged four career innings there in 2012.

Fantasy Tip: Santana has hit .231 two seasons in a row, and in 2015 his homer output dropped from 27 to 19. He shouldn't lose first base eligibility for 2017, but there's not a ton to like outside of that. Don't bank on him adding third base or outfield eligibility. A rebound of his average could be in store, which could make him a sleeper as a late-round corner infielder in deep mixed leagues.

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Indians | Mike Napoli to play first base

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 12:24:15 -0800

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli has been told by Indians management that he will see most of his time at first base.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli should see less wear and tear on his body playing at first, which may increase his power numbers. Playing in the confines of Progressive Field will also help. For now, Napoli is an alluring target for the middle rounds of AL and mixed leagues.

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Indians | Mike Napoli financials

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:46:45 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Indians Wednesday, Dec. 16, and he can make $3 million in incentives.

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Indians | Mike Napoli signs with Tribe

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:36:07 -0800

Free-agent 1B Mike Napoli (Rangers) signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, Dec. 16, pending a physical, according to a sources. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Napoli is expected to be the everyday first baseman.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli faded quickly with Boston last year before being traded to the Texas Rangers. Overall he hit just .224 (91-for-407) with 18 home runs and 50 RBI in 133 games. He obviously has more fantasy appeal in an everyday role, but his swing-and-miss ways will kill your team average. Napoli is a midround target solely for his power.

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