The Marvolous Mike Napoli


Rangers catcher, Mike Napoli, is having a productive postseason and a stupendous World Series. In the first five games of the World Series Napoli is batting .400 with two Home Runs and nine RBIs and has a slugging percentage of 1.100! Napoli’s four multiple RBI games in a World Series has tied Micky Mantel’s all time record. Napoli’s two RBI double in the 8th inning last night propelled Texas to a 4-2 victory and moved the Ranger’s one win away from their first ever Championship. Napoli was both monster at and behind the plate in game five. He threw out two runners trying to steal second base and called a great game all night to help the Rangers’ pitchers strand 12 Cardinals base-runners. While catching during the regular season, Napoli only allowed 20 stolen bases and caught 13 base-runners. Check out Napoli’s defensive numbers in the 2011 regular season.

Stolen Bases (Blue) & Stolen Bases Caught (Orange)

If the Rangers win the World Series, it would be a real shock if Napoli is not named the MVP of the series.

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