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

Napoli went 3-for-4 with a two-RBI double, two-run homer, a walk and two runs in Friday's 11-4 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger opened the scoring on the night with a first-inning ground rule double that brought home Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor. He came back in the fifth with a 390-foot two-run shot that plated Kipnis once again, his fifth homer in 50 September at-bats. Napoli's 34 homers and 98 RBI on the season are a career high, while his .496 slugging percentage is his second highest over the last seven campaigns.

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

Napoli launched the solo home run in the fifth inning that ultimately decided Friday's game versus the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

The slugger now has seen each of his last three hits leave the yard, bringing him to career-best numbers in homers (32), RBI (93) and runs scored (85). He has just seven hits in his last 10 games, but a notoriously streaky hitter like Napoli could be on the verge of another hot streak as be continues to drive the ball.

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

Napoli went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Napoli reclaimed the team lead with a two-run homer to left-center, his career-high 31st of the season. According to Statcast, the ball traveled a projected 427 feet from the plate with an exit velocity of 109 mph. Napoli has 12 home runs with an exit velocity of at least 108 mph. The rest of the team has six such homers. Now in his 11th MLB season, the 34-year-old now has 92 RBI and is on the verge of 100 RBI for the first time in his career.

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

Napoli hit a solo home and walked in a 1-for-3 game in Monday's loss to Houston.

EDGE Analysis

Napoli picked up his first hit of September after a blistering August in which he hit five home runs and managed a .303/.393/.495 batting line. He has now hit 20 of his 30 home runs at Progressive Field, where is hitting a brilliant .305/.416/.606 compared to just .208/.267/.376 on the road.

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

Napoli is out of the lineup Saturday against the Marlins, Zack Meisel of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Coco Crisp stepping in as the designated hitter, Carlos Santana will be pushed to first base and Napoli to the bench. The Indians were just off Thursday but it seems they are intent on keeping Napoli well rested for the stretch run -- there has been no word of an ailment. Napoli is coming off a .303/.393/.495 month of August.

Mike Napoli
1B/LF/DH CLE
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 months 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
2 months 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.