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Mike Napoli
Birthdate: 10/31/1981 (35 y, 4 m, 23 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/220     Position: C/1B
Drafted: 2000 June Amateur Draft - Round: 17, Pick: 10, Overall: 500, Team: Anaheim Angels
Contract: $8.5M / 1 Years (2017) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Napoli signed a contract with the Rangers on Thursday for one year, $6 million, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. The deal also includes a 2018 club option worth $11 million or a $2.5 million buyout. (2/16/2017)
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Profile: In 2016 Mike Napoli had a large spike in fly ball quality, resulting from a 3 mph increase in exit velocity, which served to increase both batting average and slugging on his fly balls. This manifested in the most valuable way possible - 16 more home runs. However, between his now 30% strike out rate and slow foot speed, his batting average will be decidedly below average. Napoli is entering his age 35 season as DH for the Rangers, where he should get a large number of plate appearances in a pretty strong line up. That said, Napoli will likely see his home run figures regress back to the 25 home runs per 600 plate appearances rate we've seen out of him for the majority of his career. (Andrew Perpetua)

The Quick Opinion: Napoli needs to maintain his power numbers and accrue a lot of plate appearances in order to justify his fantasy value. A drop in either category could drop his home run total to 20 or fewer.

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Seasonas DHGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2009as DH18627022136031098012000211.355
2010as DH1330000000003000000.000
2011as DH185672156504111215015010101.268
2012as DH9333772104474014000100.212
2013as DH8363712540378109000400.333
2014as DH7303372203572112100000.233
2015as DH310123101131204000000.300
2016as DH5118522135177011212532173310510.189
Totalas DH115415485101462512961696421424201322.243

Seasonas DHBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2009as DH11.4 %17.1 %0.67.355.429.5971.025.242.404156.5.442172
2010as DH0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.8.000-100
2011as DH20.8 %20.8 %1.00.268.417.571.988.304.289146.1.423163
2012as DH10.8 %37.8 %0.29.212.297.606.903.394.20061.9.379136
2013as DH2.7 %24.3 %0.11.333.351.6941.046.361.37583.8.446183
2014as DH6.1 %36.4 %0.17.233.303.600.903.367.26751.8.380142
2015as DH16.7 %33.3 %0.50.300.417.8001.217.500.40031.7.493216
2016as DH14.5 %33.0 %0.44.189.317.405.722.216.23526-0.5.31595
Totalas DH13.2 %29.3 %0.45.243.348.518.867.275.2937720.6.371131

Seasonas DHGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2009as DH1.2116.0 %46.0 %38.0 %5.3 %15.8 %13.0 %0.0 %52.0 %30.0 %18.0 %10.0 %66.0 %24.0 %293115178
2010as DH0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      1239
2011as DH1.2719.0 %45.2 %35.7 %13.3 %26.7 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %28.6 %21.4 %14.3 %54.8 %31.0 %320140180
2012as DH0.7010.5 %36.8 %52.6 %0.0 %40.0 %0.0 %0.0 %52.6 %31.6 %15.8 %0.0 %57.9 %42.1 %17969110
2013as DH0.9029.6 %33.3 %37.0 %10.0 %30.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %29.6 %37.0 %14.8 %40.7 %44.4 %15248104
2014as DH0.4022.2 %22.2 %55.6 %10.0 %30.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %27.8 %22.2 %11.1 %38.9 %50.0 %1395386
2015as DH0.0016.7 %0.0 %83.3 %0.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %542331
2016as DH0.4820.4 %25.7 %54.0 %18.0 %18.0 %3.4 %0.0 %45.1 %28.3 %26.6 %17.7 %47.8 %34.5 %990397593
Totalas DH0.7019.6 %33.1 %47.3 %12.3 %22.3 %4.4 %0.0 %47.3 %29.1 %23.6 %13.5 %51.6 %34.9 %21398481291