Can Napoli be a 40+ HR 1B if he stay healthy?

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    Re: Can Napoli be a 40+ HR 1B if he stay healthy?

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    While it's a bit exhausting explaining the obvious, the minimization of risk IS THE BARGAIN! It SHOULD go without saying that I hope he EARNS all of the 13 Mil.

    If the HIP, the big concern, becomes a problem, the risk has been factored in. Even if we ended up paying the guy the full 13 mil, due to chalking the injury up to some other issue, we are not obligated to keep him around.

    Is this really that hard to understand. If the WORST happens, we have already freed up $8 mil in 2013, (13 - 5 paid = 8 mil for the really slow). PLUS another 26 Million for 2014 & 2015 under the ORIGINAL DEAL. YIKES!

    This is nuts having to explain the obvious! :0


    dear exhausted

    if you are saying it's a bargain compared to the 3 yr deal

    you could of saved some energy and said that B4

     




    Next time I'll paint a dot to dot picture :)

    ok...  exhausted was a bit of hyperbole.  I'm home sick. Everything is exhausting me.

     
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    Re: Can Napoli be a 40+ HR 1B if he stay healthy?

    None of you and I mean none of you have zero history to go back on that shows Napoli will play in 140+ games or hit 30+ homers. la la la land 

     
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    None of you and I mean none of you have zero history to go back on that shows Napoli will play in 140+ games or hit 30+ homers. la la la land 



    Those of us fond of the double negative will take heart & count on 30 + dingers.  Gracias Enchilada :)

    I'll still be happy with 130 games & 25 hr ???  We shall see

     
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    None of you and I mean none of you have zero history to go back on that shows Napoli will play in 140+ games or hit 30+ homers. la la la land 




    He's also never played a full season at 1B. Take out the physical demands of catching 1/3+ of the season and i think he will hold up much better. but, like you said, We don't know how true that will end up being. We will see

     
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    Re: Can Napoli be a 40+ HR 1B if he stay healthy?

    Can he?  Yes.  If he gets 596 ABs this season he should, according to his two-year average, hit 40 HRs.  So he can.  Will he?  Probably not, even if playing in Fenway for 81 games means he hits HRs at an even more frequent rate than his 1/14.9 AB rate.  Why?  Because he will probably NOT get anywhere near the 596 ABs he would need.  However, if he plays in 130-140 games and gets 450 or so ABs, he should hit 30+ HRs and that would probably make him the team leader in that category (unless Middlebrooks and Ortiz have great years, which would be fantastic, as the Sox would have 3 players with 30+ HRs). 

     
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    no way he puts upon 40. maybe 30, which i would take, but cant see him putting up 40. 

     
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    zacs pnnstripes are showing thru,on this thread,,,,,,,usually they are much better hidden......i like the signing

     
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    None of you and I mean none of you have zero history to go back on that shows Napoli will play in 140+ games or hit 30+ homers. la la la land 

     



    Those of us fond of the double negative will take heart & count on 30 + dingers.  Gracias Enchilada :)

     

    I'll still be happy with 130 games & 25 hr ???  We shall see



    That is still 21 games and 4 homers more than his averages.... good luck with that.

     
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    None of you and I mean none of you have zero history to go back on that shows Napoli will play in 140+ games or hit 30+ homers. la la la land 

     



    Those of us fond of the double negative will take heart & count on 30 + dingers.  Gracias Enchilada :)

     

    I'll still be happy with 130 games & 25 hr ???  We shall see

     



    That is still 21 games and 4 homers more than his averages.... good luck with that.

     



    In Napoli's first few years with the Angels he was sharing the catching about 50/50 with Jeff Mathis, even though Napoli was twice as good a hitter, because Scioscia loved Mathis's defence.

    It's only reasonable to use Napoli's numbers since 2009 when he first started getting more playing time.

    Over the 4 years 2009-12 his averages are 119 games and 25 HR.

     
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    zacs pnnstripes are showing thru,on this thread,,,,,,,usually they are much better hidden......i like the signing




    Yup, gotta temper that Sox excitement. Can't have that!

     
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    now that his deal is official, let's welcome the new guy.

    His power bats and high OPS in the Fens made Ben signs the guy even with hip concern.  However, if Napoli can stay healthy and have abour 670-680 ABs, can he be that 40HR guy?  His ABs have been limited due to his position and averaged about 324 ABs a season while hitting about 21 HRs.  If he can have 680 ABs, Napoli will hit about 44 HRs mathematically.  Is it possible for him to have a healthy year with his new role at 1B?

     



    680 AB? Where did you get that Kool Aid? He's also been limited due to injuries. His power and OPS at Fenway was a miniscuel sample size against bad pitching. Over under on 24.

     




    yo m0r0n, which words did you not understand? If? stay healthy? I;m just trying to stay positive here.  

     
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    None of you and I mean none of you have zero history to go back on that shows Napoli will play in 140+ games or hit 30+ homers. la la la land 

     




    He's also never played a full season at 1B. Take out the physical demands of catching 1/3+ of the season and i think he will hold up much better. but, like you said, We don't know how true that will end up being. We will see

     

     



    All of the power gauges, HR/AB, SLG%, .ISO show that he has 30 HR / 160 GP power.  Probably more.  I'm expecting about 130 games played and 25 dingers.  Prorated 30 HR power.

     

    The power is there.  THe durability is the only question mark.  I love to hear that he is getting seen by specialists, the AVN was caught early, and he  is undergoing treatment. 

     
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    None of you and I mean none of you have zero history to go back on that shows Napoli will play in 140+ games or hit 30+ homers. la la la land 

     



    Those of us fond of the double negative will take heart & count on 30 + dingers.  Gracias Enchilada :)

     

    I'll still be happy with 130 games & 25 hr ???  We shall see

     



    That is still 21 games and 4 homers more than his averages.... good luck with that.

     

     



    In Napoli's first few years with the Angels he was sharing the catching about 50/50 with Jeff Mathis, even though Napoli was twice as good a hitter, because Scioscia loved Mathis's defence.

     

    It's only reasonable to use Napoli's numbers since 2009 when he first started getting more playing time.

    Over the 4 years 2009-12 his averages are 119 games and 25 HR.



    This has been mentioned before, haha.

     
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    None of you and I mean none of you have zero history to go back on that shows Napoli will play in 140+ games or hit 30+ homers. la la la land 

     




    He's also never played a full season at 1B. Take out the physical demands of catching 1/3+ of the season and i think he will hold up much better. but, like you said, We don't know how true that will end up being. We will see

     

     



    All of the power gauges, HR/AB, SLG%, .ISO show that he has 30 HR / 160 GP power.  Probably more.  I'm expecting about 130 games played and 25 dingers.  Prorated 30 HR power.

     

    The power is there.  THe durability is the only question mark.  I love to hear that he is getting seen by specialists, was caught early, and is undergoing treatment. 




    I hope that the Sox would've just walked away, if there wasn't a very good chance of Napoli's hip staying in one piece.

    If he can stay healthy, 30hrs would be reasonable.

    If Ortiz can come close to his production of last year and also stay healthy, the Sox will have a formidable 3-4 tandem.

     
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    Only on this board will you find people believing that an aging mediocrity will post career highs in games played and HRs while overcoming a severe medical condition.

    Classic!

    Next thread should be "Can Lackey win 25 games and strike out 300?" 

     

     

     

     
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    Only on this board will you find people believing that an aging mediocrity will post career highs in games played and HRs while overcoming a severe medical condition.

    Classic!

    Next thread should be "Can Lackey win 25 games and strike out 300?" 

     

     




     

    9th in SLG% over the last couple of years in the entire MLB.  Draws as many walks as Pedroia.

    There is nothing mediocre about his hitting (you just need to look at other stats as well as batting average).

    The durability is a valid concern.  Calling his stick mediocre is innacurrate.

     
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    In response to Schumpeters-Ghost's comment:

    Only on this board will you find people believing that an aging mediocrity will post career highs in games played and HRs while overcoming a severe medical condition.

    Classic!

    Next thread should be "Can Lackey win 25 games and strike out 300?" 

     

    You, on the other hand, are being dopey about it.  Napoli doesn't have a 'severe medical condition' at this point, he has a potential one, yes.  Big difference.

    Classic! back at ya.

     
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    zacs pnnstripes are showing thru,on this thread,,,,,,,usually they are much better hidden......i like the signing

     




    Yup, gotta temper that Sox excitement. Can't have that!

     

     



     

    knock yourself out 4 B's

    knowing the health concerns

    B 4 we even know if it's a bargain

    I just think it looks a little silly

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



     

     

     

     

     

     




    Did Napoli miss any time last year because of a hip injury?

     

    Hey, we can't all be stone cold realists like your average Yankee fan.

    I just think it's an easy thing to do, not being a fan of a team and shooting down optimistic statements.

    But, if "easy" is your thing, have at it...

     
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    The power is there.  THe durability is the only question mark.  I love to hear that he is getting seen by specialists, the AVN was caught early, and he  is undergoing treatment. 




    According to medscape.com no medical treatment has proven effective in preventing or arresting the disease process.

    Most other sites that I have read about AVN say something along the lines of

     To reach these goals, the doctor may first use conservative, however, these treatments rarely provide lasting improvement. Therefore, most patients will eventually need surgical treatment.

    [/QUOTE]

    Right - 'most' and 'eventually'.  That's a couple of key words, especially the second one.

     
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