First basemen/DH Mike Napoli in The Indians’ triple-A affiliate when trying to catch up to a foul ball. The now 36 year old could be facing a large decision in his career to retire.
Napoli was picked up by The Indians on a minors deal, and has been playing in triple-A all this year. In 2017, Napoli hit a weak .193/.285/.428, but still showed a decent glove and power with 29 home runs, and 1 DRS in his third stint with The Texas Rangers (2011-2012, 2015, 2017). However, Napoli batted well in 2016 in The Indians’ World Series run, with .239/.335/.465 with 34 home runs, and 101 RBI’s in split time between first base and DH.
If the former catcher turned first baseman decides to retire, Napoli will cap off a 12 year career that started back in 2006 with The Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim. He’ll finish with 267 homeruns, 744 RBI’s, and a slashline of .246/.346/.475 split across time with The Anaheim Angels, Texas Rangers, and Cleveland Indians. Napoli also won the 2013 World Series, The 2011 and 2013 World Series as well, and got an all-star nod in 2012.