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What to do with Napoli? WHIR!

Postby mister_jay_peg » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:44 pm

I drafted Napoli this year, thinking being in Tex with his power would be a boon for my team, since I punted average. But he's backing up Toreallba at C, splitting time with young at DH, and is behind Moreland AND Young at 1B! With only 18 AB so far (and not knowing how long this will last), I don't know if he's going to be active enough for me to help!

I don't tend to keep a deep offensive bench, since the league is 6x6 with holds (lot of MR go into RP/P slots, and swap out my SPs as needed)

I see three options:
1) I drop him and add a C like Nick Hundley (SD).
2) I pick up Hundley and split time between them. I would then have to cull my already razor thin bench by dropping LaRoche. (Napoli would become my primary 1B backup to Miggy. I also have Howard Kendrick who is 1B eligible, and I can slide Hererra into 2B is needed).
3) Live with Napoli, and hope Ron Washington gets his head out of his ass and sees that Hundley's offense is worth more than Torrealba's (at best decent) defense?

Any and all help welcome, WHIR!
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Re: What to do with Napoli? WHIR!

Postby mrbubs » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:56 pm

I have basically the same question, actually. I have a little more bench flexibility so I'm going to pick up another C until Napoli starts getting playing time. ( I do think that's going to happen, especially as the offense struggles with Hamilton gone.)

I think it's tough to go forward with only a few AB a week at C- it's one thing having a couple of off days, and quite another to miss 4-5 starts a week. I'd consider dropping one of your holds guys if you can-- seems like new RPs generally come out of the woodwork midseason - but i don't have enough experience with chasing holds to trust me on that...

Dropping napoli for hundley is not a terrible idea- he's still got decent (15 hr?) power and he's playing a lot. (36 AB to Napoli's 18).
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Re: What to do with Napoli? WHIR!

Postby RyeWhiskey » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:10 pm

mister_jay_peg wrote:I drafted Napoli this year, thinking being in Tex with his power would be a boon for my team, since I punted average. But he's backing up Toreallba at C, splitting time with young at DH, and is behind Moreland AND Young at 1B! With only 18 AB so far (and not knowing how long this will last), I don't know if he's going to be active enough for me to help!

I don't tend to keep a deep offensive bench, since the league is 6x6 with holds (lot of MR go into RP/P slots, and swap out my SPs as needed)

I see three options:
1) I drop him and add a C like Nick Hundley (SD).
2) I pick up Hundley and split time between them. I would then have to cull my already razor thin bench by dropping LaRoche. (Napoli would become my primary 1B backup to Miggy. I also have Howard Kendrick who is 1B eligible, and I can slide Hererra into 2B is needed). ;-D
3) Live with Napoli, and hope Ron Washington gets his head out of his ass and sees that Hundley's offense is worth more than Torrealba's (at best decent) defense?

Any and all help welcome, WHIR!


Option 2 is the correct solution. Napoli will out-produce most Cs, even with limited playing time. So for the moment you need to drop LaRoche (who has a nagging injury) and add Hundley. Then platoon the two of them accordingly.

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Re: What to do with Napoli? WHIR!

Postby abercrombie9701 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:25 pm

I traded napoli stright up for youk in my leauge
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Re: What to do with Napoli? WHIR!

Postby Zhangman1 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:54 pm

I had the same issue and I decided to pick up Russel Martin and play Napoli at UTIL when he's playing.

Def dont' drop the guy. Also, if there is another guy worth more than Hundly popping up at anytime then grab him. Napoli in limited ABs should put up as much as Hundley with full catcher ABs

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Re: What to do with Napoli? WHIR!

Postby kab21 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:30 pm

Option 1 is a terrible idea. Hundley is a terrible hitter on a terrible team in a terrible park.

If LaRoche isn't in your starting lineup then cut him and pick a catcher like Avila, Olivo, Jaso or someone else that has a big platoon split. And then platoon your catchers based on the opposing pitcher. Or just continue to play Napoli and figure that Washington will see the light and start playing him more. Even in limited AB's he's been one of the more productive catchers this year.
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Re: What to do with Napoli? WHIR!

Postby HugoBrasky » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:29 pm

Picking up C. Ruiz, but don't know who to drop. Options are... M. Napoli, J.Nathan, W. Bloomquist. I'm pretty solid in the OF position, but I'm also trying to deal one for pitching. I hate to give up on Nathan so early in the season, but until he gets back on track I don't trust him enough to put him into my line-up.
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