Re: Is It Time To Move Mike Napoli Down in Order?
posted at 8/4/2013 9:17 PM EDT
In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to torgorocks' comment:
Yes, as far down as possible. Putting him on the bench wouldn't be a bad idea either. i'd rather have Nava playing. But Farrell being the robot manager that he is won't even consider it.
Over his last 12 games, Napoli's OPS is .974.
Over his last 12 games, Nava's OPS is .532.
Which OPS is better and why?
The numbers don't lie. Except to some of us.
No, the numbers don't lie. Here are the sad facts about KNap from May 1 to Aug 3101 , not the SSS of the last 12 games (those who quoted that should know better by now):
Games: 74 (note: not 12)
OPS: .790 (career OPS: .855)
K's: 101 (32.6%)
Its time for KNap to grab some pine, especially vs RHP where his OPS compared to Carp is:
.823 for KNap; .996 for Carp
Also, while KNap strikes out a whopping 35% of the time vs RHP, Carp K's at 28% which is not great, but is better.
Solution: platoon KNap and allow him to play only vs LHP, even though his OPS is even lower against them (so is Carps). And when he is playing, drop him in the lineup to about seventh and try to protect Papi a bit better with someone else, perhaps Nava.
KNap's time is up. He has had three months of subpar performance and there are better options at 1B when a RHP is on the mound. I am tired of seeing him flail about at the plate like he did today when he left the bases loaded twice. Before anything, he needs a rest of 3-4 games to get his head together. Then he is platooned and dropped in the lineup.
Just curious but why did you not include April? If you are going for a larger sample size, doesn't taking the whole season make more sense?