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Red Sox | More on Mike Napoli

Updating previous reports, the Boston Red Sox agreed with C/1B Mike Napoli (Rangers) on a three-year, $39 million deal. Napoli has the record for a right-handed-hitting opponent at Fenway Park with a 1.007 OPS.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli is expected to play first base, but he should play some catcher - at least enough to qualify at the position for the following season. Playing first base will lengthen his career, but his low batting average will continue to make him a risky high-round pick, despite his power potential. Although Boston's Green Monster is intriguing for Napoli's pull pop, the ball park remains somewhat neutral for batters and will likely make Napoli an overvalued catching commodity again.

2012-12-03 08:31:36 | Source: - Jon Heyman

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