The knock on Napoli

June, 3, 2010
6/03/10
3:38
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Mike Napoli's bat was like a battering ram in May. He went from zero extra-base hits in April to 18 last month.

But the good people at ESPN's stats and info department have come up with a reason not to get too excited about Napoli's offense. He has often been like a wet blanket to burgeoning rallies.

The newly minted stat -- rally-killing rate, or RKR -- calculates the percentage of time a player strikes out or grounds into a double play with runners in scoring position. Here's the leaderboard entering Thursday (minimum 35 plate appearances with RISP):

1. Napoli 52.4

2. Adam Jones 42.9

3. Miguel Olivo 42.3

4. Luke Scott 41.7

5. Matt LaPorta 41.7

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Jered Weaver
WINS ERA SO IP
18 3.59 169 213
OTHER LEADERS
BAH. Kendrick .293
HRM. Trout 36
RBIM. Trout 111
RM. Trout 115
OPSM. Trout .939
ERAG. Richards 2.61
SOJ. Weaver 169