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Rangers | Mike Napoli batting fifth vs. Jays

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:02:01 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Mike Napoli is starting at first base and batting fifth against Toronto Blue Jays SP David Price Wednesday, Aug. 26. 1B Mitch Moreland is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is 7-for-22 with two home runs since joining the Rangers, but the matchup against Price ($9,600, 19.2% of cap) makes Napoli an incredibly risky play at FantasyScore. Moreland ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) and Napoli project to split duty going forward at first base and serving as the designated hitter. Prince Fielder ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) is also in the mix, but he'll receive the most playing time of the three.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Evan Grant

Rangers | Mike Napoli resting Tuesday

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:07:59 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Mike Napoli is resting against a left-handed pitcher Tuesday, Aug. 25. Napoli is 7-for-27 (.259) in his career against Tuesday's starter, Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle, including 0-for-3 with a strikeout this year. Napoli will be back in the lineup against Blue Jays SP David Price Wednesday, Aug. 26, according to manager Jeff Bannister.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has hit lefties pretty well in his career, but this season has been a struggle all around for him. Plus, Mitch Moreland has been adequate against lefties and is one of the team's more consistent hitters. Napoli continues to be a tough sell on FantasyScore no matter who he's facing.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Evan Grant

Rangers | Prince Fielder on the bench

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 07:22:52 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder is not in the starting lineup against Detroit Tigers SP Matt Boyd Sunday, Aug. 23. 1B Mike Napoli will serve as the designated hitter and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Fielder ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) is playing better against right-handed pitchers, so he is sitting out Sunday. Napoli ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has picked up five hits in 10 games since joining the Rangers and has seen limited playing time. Owners on FantasyScore could consider using Napoli despite his struggles this season.

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Rangers | Mike Napoli in against lefty

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 13:47:24 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Mike Napoli is hitting fifth Saturday, Aug. 22, against Detroit Tigers SP Randy Wolf.

Fantasy Tip: Nap ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has eight homers in 103 at-bats against lefties this year. Napoli is a decent plug-and-play on FantasyScore today.

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Rangers | Prince Fielder gets the day off

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:46:43 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder has an off day against the Seattle Mariners and left-handed SP Mike Montgomery Wednesday, Aug. 19. 1B Mike Napoli will get the start and bat fifth for the Rangers.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has crushed left-handers in the past, but 2015 has been a lost season. He is batting .205 with 13 home runs on the season and .167 since being traded to the Rangers. There are better affordable options on FantasyScore in the day slate.

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Rangers | Mike Napoli playing first base

Sun, 16 Aug 2015 11:09:32 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Mike Napoli will bat fifth against Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly Sunday, Aug. 16. 1B Mitch Moreland is not in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is receiving the start this afternoon because the Rangers are facing a left-handed pitcher. He is hitting .222 with seven home runs and 16 RBIs in 99 at-bats against southpaws this year. Since being traded to Texas, he is 0-for-7 with a walk and a run scored.

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Rangers | Mike Napoli in lineup Saturday

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 10:44:39 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Mike Napoli will bat fifth against Seattle Mariners SP Mike Montgomery Saturday, Aug. 8. 1B Mitch Moreland is receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: This will be Napoli's ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) first game in his second tour of duty with the Rangers. He is batting .229 with seven home runs and 16 RBIs against southpaws this year and is hitting .267 overall since the All-Star break.

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Rangers | Mike Napoli deal completed

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:08:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Texas Rangers will send a player to be named later and cash to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for 1B Mike Napoli and cash.

Fantasy Tip: Expect Napoli ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) to be used primarily against lefties at designated hitter or first base in place of Prince Fielder ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) or Mitch Moreland ($4,800, 9.6% of cap). Napoli is batting .229 with seven home runs and 16 RBIs in 96 at-bats against southpaws this year, while hitting just .198 with six home runs and 24 RBIs in 232 at-bats versus righties.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Mike Napoli deal completed

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:07:15 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Boston Red Sox will receive a player to be named later or cash in exchange for 1B Mike Napoli and cash.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is expected to be used in a reserve role at first base or designated hitter whenever Prince Fielder ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) or Mitch Moreland ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) needs a day off, particularly against southpaws. He should be avoided against most opponents in FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Mike Napoli traded by Boston

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:29:57 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli was traded to the Texas Rangers Friday, Aug. 7, according to a source. It is not known what the Red Sox will receive in return.

Fantasy Tip: Travis Shaw ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) likely will receive most of the work at first base for the time being. Shaw has picked up seven hits, two home runs and three RBI in three games this month and could be a cheaper option to consider.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: WEEI.com - Rob Bradford