Mike Napoli
1B/LF/DH CLE
1 week ago

Napoli is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Napoli will take a seat against right-hander Marcus Stroman, who he is 0-for-9 with three strikeouts against in his career. While the veteran gets what looks to be a routine day off, Jason Kipnis will move to the DH spot, allowing Michael Martinez to start at the keystone.

Mike Napoli
1B/LF/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Napoli went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

He's now collected a hit in 14 straight games while posting a massive .413/.481/.804 slash line in August with five home runs, 12 RBI and 12 runs scored. The Indians now have the best record and the best run differential in the American League and Napoli's resurgence -- he's putting together his best campaign since 2011 -- has been a large part of that success.

Mike Napoli
1B/LF/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Napoli went 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBI during Thursday's game against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Napoli extended his hitting streak to 11 games and has hit .389 with six home runs over that time period. The 34-year-old needs just two more homers to break his career-high, and with over a month and a half left of the season, that's a near certainty to happen.

Mike Napoli
1B/LF/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Napoli is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

The Indians' slugger will have the night off as Carlos Santana gets the start at first base. Napoli has been dominant over the last seven days, posting a .333/.438/.778 line with four home runs. He'll likely return Wednesday for Cleveland's series finale against Washington.

Mike Napoli
1B/LF/DH CLE
4 weeks ago

Napoli went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer, his 26th of the year, in Tuesday's game against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Tuesday made four straight games with a home run for Napoli (his longest streak was five consecutive contests back in 2012 with the Rangers). Over the last four days, the slugger has gone 6-for-14 with eight RBI and six runs. He will look to stay hot Wednesday against Twins' starter Tyler Duffer, whom Napoli is 0-for-4 with two walks and two strikeouts against in his career.

Mike Napoli
1B/LF/DH CLE
4 weeks ago

Napoli went 1-for-3 with a home run, scored twice and knocked in two runs in a loss Monday to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Napoli has now homered in three straight games to give him 25 on the season, second among first basemen behind only Edwin Encarnacion's 28. He still has a brutal 32.1 percent strikeout rate that has placed a hard ceiling on his batting average, which sits at .247, but it's hard to argue with the big-time power Napoli is bringing this season.

Mike Napoli
1B/LF/DH CLE
4 weeks ago

Napoli went 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the A's.

EDGE Analysis

The blast was his 24th of the season and also gave Napoli a tidy 1000 hits for his career. He's coming off his best month of the season, slashing .270/.387/.584 in 89 July at-bats with eight homers, 20 RBI and 18 runs scored, and with the Indians' offense among the best in MLB right now Napoli should continue to thrive at the plate.

Mike Napoli
1B/LF/DH CLE
1 month ago

Napoli went 3-for-3 with a double, two-run home and walk in the 6-3 victory over the Athletics on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Maybe that will get the Indians slugger going again. He was just 2-for-22 (.091) in his previous six games. Despite the mini slump, Napoli has seven homers and 18 RBI in July. He is slashing .246/.329/.486 with 23 homers, 70 RBI and 62 runs in 362 at-bats this season.

Mike Napoli
1B/LF/DH CLE
1 month ago

Napoli homered, his 21st, in a 1-for-4 game with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Napoli now has four home runs over his past eight games and five home runs already in July. His batting average (currently just .249) will be limited by his strikeout-happy ways -- Monday night's game took him to 120 on the season already -- but Napoli is having one of his best power seasons in what has been a career built on slugging ability.

Mike Napoli
1B/LF/DH CLE
1 month ago

Napoli went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Sunday at the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Napoli got the Tribe on the board with his 20th bomb of 2016 in the second inning of a road victory. He's now smashed homers in three of his last six games to raise his slugging percentage to .483.