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  • Branden G Branden G Apr 12, 2011 11:30 AM Flag

    Napoli

    I just traded for Mike Napoli and he hasn't started for three games now and there is no explanation why. Can anyone help me out?

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    • He is mostly starting against lefties. He played a limited amount last week and was good enough to warrant attention, so I wouldn't overreact. Even in limited ABs, he should be a lock for 20+ bombs which is pretty darn good from your C. Likewise, It does irk me whenever I see him out of the lineup though, enough that I am carrying Russell Martin just for Napoli's off-days and waiting for a major C injury to trade one if I can get decent value.

    • Fuck Yorvit! Moreland has been solid at first, i was hoping he would suck. I drafted napoli with confidence but this is ridiculous.

    • yeah, there's a catch with owning napoli.
      he not good enough defensively to be #1 C, and he doesn't hit real well against RH pitching. they can't use him at DH, because he's the backup C and they'd lose the DH if Torrealba had to leave the game. so Napoli timeshares with moreland at 1B (against lefties), backs up torrealba, and pinch hits. he' good for maybe 300 AB this year, but with good power when he's actually playing.

    • Currently he is playing like a beast but like russell martin he is not listed as the starter on his teams depth chart so this hit streak will be limited by his playing time until he earns the starting job.

 

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