Latest Update Matt Williams said Adam LaRoche could get a day off tomorrow. Tue Jul, 22, 06:42 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 walks.
Flaws: : Will go on some big strikeout binges and lacks overall consistency at the dish. Also struggles to hit left-handed pitchers. Has very little speed on the bases. Is prone to minor injuries.
Make sure to sit LaRoche is season long formats tomorrow and do not play him in DFS formats. Whoever replaces LaRoche makes for a good value play in daily leagues because the Nationals are facing the Rockies at Coors Field on Wednesday.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
LaRoche has been a home run machine of late, having now gone yard in three of his last four games. Always know for his power, LaRoche has actually put it all together this season, sitting on a .307 average with 12 home runs and 44 RBI through 228 at-bats. As long as he can find a way to avoid an extended stint on the disabled list, there is no reason to think he can't reach 20-plus home runs for the ninth time in 10 years. Analyst: Matthew Beck
LaRoche has been swinging a hot bat lately, going 11-for-31 (.355 BA) with three home runs, eight RBI and six runs scored over his last seven games. He is now batting .308 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI on the season as he continues to prove well wroth the late-round investment he warranted this past off-season. Analyst: Matthew Beck