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Indians | Carlos Santana out in NL park

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:47:21 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is not in the starting lineup against the Atlanta Braves and SP Joel De La Cruz Wednesday, June 29, without the designated hitter in a National League park. 1B Mike Napoli is at first base and is hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli doesn't hit for average and strikes out often, but he's been a great waiver wire find this year with 16 home runs and 52 RBI in his first year in Cleveland. Against a pitcher making his major league debut tonight, Napoli needs to be fired up in all fantasy lineups.

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Indians | Mike Napoli sitting vs. Atlanta

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:10:31 -0700

Cleveland 1B Mike Napoli is not in the starting lineup against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: Without the option to utilize a designated hitter in the road game at Atlanta, Napoli is the odd-man out Tuesday. Napoli's batting average is nothing to write home about (.242), but his 45 runs, 16 home runs and 52 RBI are providing a solid three-category return. At this point, Napoli should be owned in the majority of seasonal leagues.

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Indians | Mike Napoli enjoys three-hit night

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:46:23 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli finished 3-for-5 with an RBI single and scored twice against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, June 27.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli has a team-high 52 RBI this season, but the most noteworthy thing about his effort tonight was that it came on the road. Prior to Monday, the 34-year-old was batting .199 with only five homers and 15 RBI away from Cleveland. One good performance doesn't change the fact he has been horrible on the road this year, but perhaps the fact he is facing the Braves means owners can ignore his splits for the next two nights. As such, he should be started in most leagues.

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Indians | Rest day for Mike Napoli

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:58:41 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 8. OF Tyler Naquin draws into the starting lineup in center field and is batting eighth against Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker.

Fantasy Tip: Naquin went hitless in his last game but before that had three straight games leaving the yard, and he's hitting .338 (26-for-77) in his first season in the big leagues. Those three home runs are the only ones he's hit all year, though, and he remains more of a sleeper pick to save salary cap space in daily leagues.

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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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