Mike Napoli

Baseball Player
Born Oct 31, 1981

Michael Anthony Napoli is a professional baseball catcher/first baseman, who is a free agent.

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1981 Birth Born on October 31, 1981.


2000 18 Years Old Born in Hollywood, Florida, Napoli attended Charles W. Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Another notable Flanagan High alum includes current Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez. Napoli was drafted out of high school by the Anaheim Angels in the 17th round (500th overall) of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft. … Read More


2004 - 2006 2 More Events
2007 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Napoli again was the Angels Opening Day starter at catcher, and after fully recovering from his 2007 injuries, began the season on a torrid pace, belting 6 home runs in the month of April.
2008 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Napoli's production helped the Angels win the 2008 American League West Division championship, with an impressive 100–62 record.
2009 27 Years Old Napoli continued to compete with Jeff Mathis for the leading catcher spot in 2009. … Read More
2010 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, Napoli's role at DH seemed to be reduced as the Angels signed Japanese slugger Hideki Matsui. … Read More


2012 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 11, 2012, Napoli signed a one-year, $9.4 million deal to avoid arbitration with the Rangers. … Read More
On April 22, 2013, Napoli hit his fourth career grand slam off of A. J. Griffin in a 9-6 win over the Oakland Athletics. … Read More
2014 32 Years Old During 2014, Napoli dealt with injuries throughout the season. … Read More
Napoli struggled in 98 games for the Red Sox in 2015, hitting just .207 with 98 strikeouts, 13 HRs, and 40 RBIs.
2016 34 Years Old On January 5, 2016, Napoli signed a 1-year, $7 million contract with the Cleveland Indians.
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