Latest Update Robin Ventura suspects Adam LaRoche would play first twice a week. Tue Nov, 25, 09:05 PM
Has the look of a classic first baseman: big and strong with a power bat that produces lots of home runs and RBI. He also catches left-handed and is solid around the bag. Can draw a lot of walks.
Flaws: : Will go on some big strikeout binges and lacks overall consistency at the dish. Also struggles to hit left-handed pitchers regularly. Has very little speed on the bases. Is prone to minor injuries.
With superstar Jose Abreu firmly entrenched at first base, LaRoche is going to primarily DH for the White Sox. This development is probably going to help both players as Abreu will be able to stay fresh and LaRoche will get to play the field as he has done during the first 11 years of his career. LaRoche has been an underrated fantasy commodity in recent years and should be in for a solid season in hitter-friendly U.S. Cellular Field.Analyst: David Kerr
LaRoche was the Nationals best hitter this season leading the team in home runs(26) and RBI(92). This move was somewhat expected as the Nationals plan to move Ryan Zimmerman to first base next season.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
The Nats have some tough decisions to make, especially with regard to LaRoche's place on the team. He had a solid second half with 14 home runs and 45 RBI, but with Ryan Zimmerman needing to come off third (and left field, for that matter) there's really no place else to put him except first base. This should be one of the more interesting story lines to follow this winter on the MLB hot stove.Analyst: Howard Bender
Two doubleheaders in two days plus the playoffs looming means rest for the Nationals' starters. Tyler Moore will bat fifth and play first base.Analyst: David Kerr