Mike Napoli is an American who plays baseball as a profession. Since his debut in 2006, he has been a professional baseball player. He plays the role of the first baseman and can step in as a designated hitter and also as a catcher. Throughout his time in Major League Baseball, Mike Napoli has represented four MLB teams: The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Texas Rangers, the Boston Red Sox, and the Cleveland Indians. He hits and throws with his right hand.
Mike Napoli’s Biography, Age
Born as Michael Anthony Napoli on October 31, 1981, in Hollywood, Florida. Like most American athletes, Mike played his beloved sport in high school. He attended Charles W. Flanagan High School and played for the Pembroke Pines-based high school team, the Flanagan Falcons. After graduating high school, Mike continued to play on the Louisiana State University baseball team until he graduated with 200 points.
was ranked 500th overall in the 2000 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 17th minute of the MLB draft. After being drafted, Mike began his career with the minor league outfit, Butte Copper Kings, only to be suspended for most of the season due to injury. After returning from injury, he moved to Rancho Cucamonga in the High-A league in 2001 and finished the year in the Single-A league with Cedar Rapids. A year later, he scored an impressive 0.251 goals with 10 home runs and 50 RBIs, which he played as his team’s designated hitter of choice.
Mike’s stats only improved after he ranked 7th in the RBIs and 9th in the Minor League in general, after scoring 29 home runs and 118 RBIs .282 goals in 2004. He earned his promotion to Arkansas in the Double-A league and saw his stats improve further, finishing second in the league in extra-base hits and fifth in the number of runs he scored.
After making a good impression in the smaller leagues, Mike Napoli made his debut in Major League Baseball on May 4, 2006, when he played for the Los Angeles Angels from Anaheim, where he met his MLB colleague Detroit Tigers. Mike Napoli became the Los Angeles Angels’ first choice catcher.
In 2007 Mike missed 12 games in the second half of the season due to an ankle injury. After returning to the field, he returned to the handicapped list after 5 games because he had pulled his hamstring.
Mike started his 2008 season as Angel’s catcher of choice, although he often played with Jeff Mathis. And just when he thought his injury worries were over, he developed a shoulder injury that kept him off the court for 28 games. He recovered from the injury and helped his team win the American League West Division Championship in 2008.
His starting place as the designated batsman of the rod was threatened after the introduction of the newly signed Hideki Matsui in 2010. However, he ended up as Angel’s first baseman after the team’s first baseman, Kendrys Morales, was injured.
On January 21, 2011, Mike said goodbye to the Los Angeles Angels when he was transferred to the Toronto Blue Jays. Less than a week after his transfer to the Toronto Blue Jays, he signed with the Texas Rangers. In 2012 he was inducted into the All-Star Team.
After only one season with the Texas Rangers, Mike moved to the Boston Red Sox on a $39 million 3-year contract. He was a member of the Red Sox team that won the 2013 World Championship title, becoming the MVP of the tournament.
He then returned to the Texas Rangers, where he spent another season. He then signed with the Cleveland Indians, where he also spent a season before returning to Texas. On November 6, 2017, the Texas Rangers refused to renew Mike Napoli’s contract for the upcoming 2018 season, meaning that he was a free agent.
He is currently under contract with the Cleveland Indians, but under a minor league deal that allows him to play in the minor leagues. However, on April 19 this year, Mike announced that he would miss the rest of the 2018 season due to injury.
Is Mike Napoli Married? Wife
There is no record that Mike Napoli was ever married. Since his separation from his nursing student ex-girlfriend Sophia Phalen, Mike has kept his dating life out of the public eye. However, if you look at his relationship with his mother, you could see how family oriented he is. Mike is a respectable person who would do anything for his loved ones.
Mike recently signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians that includes a guaranteed annual salary of $1.75 million. His current net worth is not known but is estimated at approximately $16 million.
Mike’s family includes his siblings Joey Napoli and Michelle Napoli as well as his half-siblings Kristen Torres and Erick Torres, his mother Donna Rose Torres, and his stepfather Rick Torres.
On Mike’s left arm there is a picture of his mother’s handwritten signature right under a large rose. This tattoo is a symbol of how much he adores his mother. Mike and his mother share a bond that is different from the one she has with the rest of her children. On every Mother’s Day, she is always seen cheering her son because on every Mother’s Day there is an MLB game.
The professional baseball player is 6 feet 1 inch tall. His hairy but athletic body also weighs about 225 lb (102 kg). His hair color is brown and his eyes are also brown.