First basemen of the Red Sox, Mike Napoli had a fairly productive season despite battling toe, back and finger injuries in the closeout months of the season. Napoli also battled sleep apnea which makes his struggles at the plate in late season understandable.
Wrapping up the season, he batted .248 while smacking 17 long shots and driving in 55 RBI's. As always, Napoli still came up and had a adequately productive season.
He also managed to improve his plate discipline. Comparing his 2013 season he had 187 strikeouts, now in the 2014 season, he fanned only 133 times. That right there is a more than noticeable improvement and shows the effort on his part. Napoli also had 76 BB which is now bad for just over a total of 400 AB's in the year.
He is now at 186 career homeruns and is likely to hit the 200 home run mark in the 2015 season. Napoli has averaged 20 dingers per season since his debut in 2006, and has been knocking in a lot more RBI's in his past three or four seasons.
His 2015 looks like it will be another good one, his injuries will likely be cleared and he will be ready and back to his normal self.