Re: can't afford to play Napoli
posted at 8/7/2013 12:02 PM EDT
In response to tomnev's comment:
In response to ADG's comment:
In response to 37stories' comment:
He is projected for 20 homers, 90 RBI's and has a 785 OPS.
Oh no what will we do.
He's only on that pace because he had all those RBIs in April and May. Does he look like the type of guy that will come out of it? I'm guessing once Nava returns, his playing time will be reduced.
• Mike Napoli is 0 for his last 14 and has left 23 runners on base. He is down to .251, .214 with runners in scoring position. Napoli has not been what the Sox hoped.
If Napoli isnt what the Sox hoped then the Sox were hoping with wishful thinking...Mike napoli is performing exactly like Mike Napoli has always performed..Occasional Power....low BA...lots of K's.....if anytinghe is having a better RBI year than he normally does....in his lat 3 years before Boston...he had HR/RBi of 26/68, 30/75 and 24/56....this year he is 14/68, so he is what he is....I am not sure we have a better Option....defintely not against lefties....Against righties, I might play Nava/Carp more often....but if you expose Carp to more playing time, we will find out that he is what he is also.
Incorrect. Please note the lower OPS, and secondly, the number of At bats. Please note the At Bats, Home Runs, and OPS for the following years:
2008 At Bats - 227 HR- 20 RBI - 49 OPS - .960 K - 70
2009 At Bats - 382 HR- 20 RBI - 56 OPS - .842 K - 103
2010 At Bats - 453 HR- 26 RBI - 68 OPS - .784 K - 137
2011 At Bats - 369 HR- 30 RBI - 75 OPS - 1.046 K - 85
2012 At Bats - 352 HR- 24 RBI - 56 OPS - .812 K - 125
2013 At Bats - 383 HR- 14 RBI - 64 OPS - .785 K - 147
For those of you saying he is producing the same he is not. Note the following:
1. He has more At Bats this year than any year in his career other than 2010, yet he only has 14 HR's. Every other year he has had at least 20. On a HR/AB basis, this year is his worst.
2. Outside of 2010, his OPS is the lowest in his career.
3. He has K'd more this year than any year on a per AB basis.
4. Isolated power is lowest in his career.
5. Batting .211 with RISP.
6. If somone could find the stat, I would venture to wager that Mike Napoli has come to the plate with more men on base than most players in baseball. Look at the four guys hitting ahead of him: Ellsbury, Victorino / Nava, Pedroia, Ortiz.
7. If he had a halfway decent RISP average, he shoudl be over 80 RBI's.
My argument is he should not be batting 5th, period. See my other thread.