tduecen New York Yankees Fan The internet Member since Nov 2006 112718 posts
re: Boston Red Sox sign C/1B/DH Mike Napoli to three year deal(Posted by tduecen on 12/3/12 at 12:04 pm to GynoSandberg)
And a lot of that is boosted by the .320 avg he hit the previous season in Texas....
2012 he hit .227 in 352 AB 2010 he hit .238 in 453 AB Then 2009/2008 he hit .272/.273 in 609 AB 2007/2008 he hit .247/.228 in 487 AB
We are looking at a small sample size but the 4 season he managed 350 or more AB he hit .227, .320, .238, and .272..... I don't see him ever coming close to .320 again and doubt in a full time roll he would be much better than .240 (although playing in Fenway may actually boost it as he has good numbers in Fenway)