Nine to Know: Free-Agent Mike Napoli

by Bill Chuck on November 12, 2012

Periodically, I will look at the current free-agent class.

Here’s Nine to Know about Mike Napoli

  1. Napoli hit .227 in 2012, .093 less than 2011.
  2. In 2012, Napoli saw 869 fastballs and hit .240 off of them. He saw 325 sliders and hit just .121 off of them
  3. Napoli is one of 16 batters who have had 20+ homers each of the last five seasons.
  4. Napoli struck out 125 times in 2012, which is 30% of all of his plate appearances; he whiffed once every 2.8 at bats.
  5. Napoli came to the plate with 283 runners on base and only 33 scored, a rate of 12%.
  6. In 2012, Napoli hit .243 with the bases empty, .211 with runners on, .245 RISP, .189 2 outs/RISP.
  7. In 2011, as a catcher, Napoli ‘s pitchers had an 3.16 ERA. In 2012, it was up to 4.32 to boost his lifetime ERA to 4.29.
  8. He allowed 42 steals and caught 11 baserunners, a percentage of 21%, dropping his lifetime number to 24%.
  9. Napoli can catch, play first, and DH.

Here are his numbers from 2012:

Split G AB R H 2B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
as C 71 234 37 58 7 15 41 39 79 .248 .363 .487 .850
as 1B 26 79 13 15 1 5 8 13 28 .190 .323 .392 .715
as DH 9 33 5 7 1 4 7 4 14 .212 .297 .606 .903
as PH 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/12/2012.

Here are his career numbers:

I Split G AB R H 2B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
as C 511 1667 280 441 81 109 281 233 493 .265 .362 .516 .879
as 1B 125 414 63 99 19 26 68 48 117 .239 .328 .473 .802
as DH 48 157 26 45 12 11 30 28 45 .287 .392 .573 .966
as PH 43 35 6 3 1 0 3 7 19 .086 .256 .114 .370
as PH for DH 4 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 .333 .500 .333 .833
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/12/2012.

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